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Today’s post is probably going to be one of the most controversial ones I have ever done. So before I tell you what it is about, just a DISCLAIMER: I am in no means trying to offend anyone or make anyone feel bad or uncomfortable, we are lucky that we can all have our own opinions on things and difference is good. I am just stating my opinion, it doesn’t mean mine is right or yours is wrong, it is just what we believe.
Today’s post is going to be about why I dislike the education system here in the UK. As a student for over 10 years, I have now made my opinions and beliefs. I am going to be sharing them with you today. I am going to try my hardest to write thus post in the nicest way possible and I hope you do enjoy learning what I think. Also, please leave your opinions on the education system below as I would love to read them.
School isn’t about learning anymore, it’s about passing
I have actually seen this quote floating around Facebook for quite a few months now, I even think I shared it because to me, I felt like it related a lot.I have always enjoyed the part of school that is learning, the educating bit, but that isn’t actually what’s important anymore. Actually revising and being able to pass the exams is what they all care about now. As if a few letters on a piece of paper can define someone or their intelligence. I feel like it is SO important for everyone to pass, for the school to get good grades so that they can keep their good reputation so that parents will send their kids there. So the school tend to focus on the smart kids trying to push them to get their best and encourage them to stay at 6th form to give them good A levels and then apply to the Russell Group Universities because it still reflects really well on the school. Whereas, I believe in school LEARNING should be the most important thing, no question about it, I enjoyed learning so much in primary school and still do but sometimes I can’t put that into the exams and tests that I do and it’s not fair. All teachers talk about is exams, I want to learn as much as possible and get a good job and work hard but learning needs to be valued as much as passing is.
Exams don’t work for everyone
As I have mentioned in lots of previous posts, we are all different and unique, we all have different strengths and weaknesses. So for me, how does one exam suit everyone, how is that fair? Not everyone can be moulded like robots to fit expected exam criteria. From my personal experience, my brother is going into Year 8 now and he struggles to concentrate and not get distracted and he doesn’t really enjoy school, I am so worried when he comes to do hsi exams, because he can’t help that he might end up getting distracted from revision and his brain might not keep on track and he can’t help this, yet he has no choice but to take the exams, even though they don’t fit for him. He is so smart, sometimes he really surprises you but he can’t put it down on paper and that’s okay. He does do well in his tests, but this is only tiny bits of information and writing, he does better in Maths and Physics because he doesn’t have to write so much because he struggles putting stuff down on paper. So, exams in my opinion, really need to be reviewed and changed, so that there is something to suit everyone. It is 2018 after all, why don’t we have a more updated system?
Schools don’t do enough to deal with issues
School doesn’t just involve learning and revising, there are also deeper issues that schools always say they seal with, but actually when it comes down to it. I find they would rather brush it off and pretend it doesn’t exist. When actually there is a lot that goes on in school and in home life, bullying, mental health etc. From my personal experience, schools need to be more open about the support network they have for us kids and also be there for you when no one else is and help us. There is so much more to someone’s life than what meets the eye and we have a lot more to balance and cope with than just exams and sleep and sometimes it gets too much to be able to balance. It particularly annoys me because they say they will deal with all the issues but when they see stuff happening, they just let it and don’t do anything to stop it. They need to put words into actions and make the whole school life better for every child that passes through.
Okay, so from reading this you might think I hate school, I am sorry if it comes across that way because actually I don’t hate school. I just think that things are outdated and need to change and that schools need to raise awareness for different issues and offer more support. Life isn’t easy for anyone and school should be a safe, happy place for everyone to be, whatever skills, friends or life you have. This post is also just written from my own personal experience, everyone’s is different. I do really love to learn but I want school to aid it, not deflate it. I just think, I have fallen out of love with school itself, that’s why I need a change, so hopefully college can be that for me if I get in.
Thanks so much for reading this post, leave your opinions below, any negative comments will be deleted as I am only stating what I believe from personal experience, I am not trying to hurt or offend anyone.
See you next week!