I love these post unpopular opinions threads! It's so much fun posting crap that I know annoys alot of folk in real life!
Well here goes my unpopular opinions:
- The Scottish Catholic Education Service should be abolished, the amount of opt outs they get for their schools is ridiculous and unfortunately the SNP won't do so because they know catholics make a good chunk of their voting base and Ruth Davidson's Tories are more likely to introduce a Protestant/Church of Scotland Education Service along with it
- Nationals 1-5 exams/qualifications should be scrapped and replaced with a single National Certificate of Secondary/Scottish Education exam/qualifications (NCSE) similar to GCSEs in the rUK, All pupils should be required to sit at least six NCSE exams at the end of S4. Five Highers at the end of S5 and I guess do Advanced Highers in S4 if they wish although I also think they aren't needed and instead Highers should just be harder.
- Modern Studies (subject unique to the Scottish secondary school curriculum. The focus of Modern Studies is to develop learners' knowledge and understanding of contemporary political and social issues in local, Scottish, United Kingdom and international contexts) should be a weekly mandatory subject like PE, PSHE and Religious Education
- Accounting, Economics, Engineering Science and Psychology should be available at all secondary schools at least at Higher level, notably Psychology as its so oversubscribed at universities in the UK it would be good for these girls to actually do it first in the classroom to get a taste of what the subject is about instead of picking it because it sounds cool thinking it will be all be like CSI
- Modern Languages including Mandarin and one of French, German or Spanish should be taught from an early stage as opposed to starting later on when it's harder to pick up (the area I went to school at didn't start teaching modern languages seriously until the start of high school)
As I always say in these threads, neg away if you can't handle the opinions!
Originally Posted by The Fourth Wall
Students shouldn't be forced to do PE if they don't want. Or at least schools should be more understanding of kids that have issues with self-esteem and anxiety. I tried to explain to my teachers, and they acted like I was just lazy and didn't want to do it. I still have scarring from that.
Exercise is definitely important, but I still have a lot of bad memories of being that one kid left out or picked last. Also, having to get changed with everyone else was really uncomfortable.
I know some will disagree, but at least when I was in School, this was my most hated lesson. Not because of the activities themselves, but everything else. My little sister is going through the same thing right now, luckily her school is more understanding. She has problems with her appearance. The teachers have stopped forcing her to do it unless she feels up to it.
I wasn't the best at PE either, my unpopular opinion in that is that PE should be solely things like athletics and gym classes whereas the likes of football should be encouraged for after school.
Many don't like it but a language should still be mandatory
IT should be too
As I said I think modern languages should be taught from an early stage as opposed to later on, I feel starting earlier makes it easier to pick up.