Arguably the most unpopular man among the arts, firstly may I say how tough that must be! I mean all you wanted to do was get rid of a few of the most loved, influential and heartfelt books any generation could hope to read! Why would anyone moan about that.
Let’s put aside for a moment that you are taking off the sillabubs two books that teach moral practices like no other books I have laid my hands on, books that teach acceptance over hate, books that educate the younger generations on the atrocities that are caused by racism.
I am putting that aside to talk about your ‘soft’ subjects.
At Alevel I revised for 6 months, I received AABB
I received 440 UCAS points if I remember rightly, and if I also remember correctly that is more then enough to have secured a place in a number of top universities.
I can’t remember exactly but off hand I can state that in two of my exams alone I received 100% in my marks.
I am smart.
I work hard, and put a lot into my education.
How dare you have the cheek to suggest that my exams mean less then someone who studied maths or science? I studied drama, film, English lit and psychology.
As you seem woefully misinformed I feel the need to reeducate you on just what those subjects entailed.
In my final year not only did I have to memorise quotes, poetry and read a number of books for my English lit exam, more then most university students have to do in their first year I had to devise and perform a final year piece of theater that was 20 mins long as well as produce, and film a short 5 min film.
Now that’s more then most working professionals in the business do in a number of months. I did it all with a psychology text book glued to my arm, because I’m not sure if you know how a psychology exam works? But you have a number of subjects, that your teach tells you you have no hope of learning all of them so learn a few inside out and know the basics of the others and hope the questions go in your favour. I wasn’t content with that risk so endeavoured to learn them all, or as much as I possibly could.
In my last year of alavel I achieved grades that most people would be over the moon with, and I did them in hard bloody subjects that required dedication, time management, knowledge and skill past just memorising a text book. Skills I am sure you will agree have far more practical applications.
I’m not sure what grades you indeed received or what subjects you took. But taking ‘soft’ subjects off the sillabubs really leads me to believe you have absolutely no idea of what they even entail.
It’s not even as simple as aptitude, or intelligence, I don’t like geography, why should I have studied it? I knew I wanted to study film, what use would that Alevel of done me? In fact even media studies would have wasted my time.
Almost as much as your wasting yours insisting on this archaic idea of ‘soft’ vs ‘hard’ subjects.
One of the thousands of people happy with their ‘soft’ education.