A proper yardstick
YOUR headline, Children cannot even compete with their granddads on my recent letter along with the size of the print, gave a spiteful touch to the whole thing, which was not my intention at all. I believe a lot of youngsters work very hard studying yet
YOUR headline, 'Children cannot even compete with their granddads' on my recent letter along with the size of the print, gave a spiteful touch to the whole thing, which was not my intention at all.
I believe a lot of youngsters work very hard studying yet more diverse subjects to gain yet more qualifications to boost yet more league tables.
I am talking about a general reduction in the required levels.
By allowing these standards to continue to fall we are doing the students a disservice.
Nothing short of an independent review and restatement of the standards will do and the sooner the job is tackled the better.
A stable, trusted and fully recognised level gives a proper yardstick by which prospective employers and the rest of us can make judgements.
- 1 Drink-drivers banned off the roads after being caught in March and Wisbech
- 2 Weekend closure for A142 for bridge works between Ely and Chatteris
- 3 First episode of tractor TV show features farmer in Cambridgeshire
- 4 Three brass instruments worth £20k stolen from church
- 5 Pictures show dramatic skies over Huntingdonshire and the Fens
- 6 Inside the £165,000 luxury river boat for sale in the Fens
- 7 Whistleblower shares story of bullying, fatigue and 'dangerous' hours at ambulance service
- 8 Cannabis, cash and knives discovered after police raids in Whittlesey
- 9 Long queues at Peterborough passport office ahead of holiday season
- 10 Family pay tribute to brothers, 13 and 17, killed in horror BMW crash
Best of all it gives the youngsters a real sense of achievement and spurs them on to even greater things.
The bright ones need encouraging too.