Originally Posted by Judoman427
About 5 months ago I finnished doing my GCSE exams. In the too years it took, I realised how ridiculous the whole system is. In many subjects the teachers only taught what was needed to passes the tests. The stupid thing was that whenever an exam was coming up we just kept craming the ciriculum into our head, passed the exam and then forgot everything. I myself can't remember hardly anything we learnt for maths or science. This then poses the question of whether passing exams is about intelligence or about memory.
And obviously did not do too well in English either. I have to agree though, the monopoly of education is largely more about indoctrination of the students and maintaining the political power of the NEA, than actually teaching the children.