(Original post by lewisbee)
I sent the educational government website an email stating what I thought on the matter as a student. I know Mr Gove (Idiot) won't read it and it'll be someone who doesn't even care but I wanted to express my anger to the government. Here's what I put...
"I would like to express my feelings about the proposed GCSE reform as both a student and a member of the public.
GCSE'S should not be reformed in any way shape or form, especially for a more difficult qualification! As someone who has just recently completed their GCSE'S I assure you that they are not as easy as you believe them to be. Over the past 3 weeks I have had to complete 9 GCSE papers all at a higher level. They have been stressful and difficult and the amount of pressure upon students at such an early stage in their life is not recognised enough. Yet the education minister, nothing but an overpaid fool on a ridiculous salary believes; in his eyes, that they are too easy. He is not in the position of a student taking their GCSE'S, therefore how can he justify whether or not they are too difficult. Maybe it was easy for him when he was a child. But from me speaking as a student this is absurd as he has little idea. He does not care about the morals of the children or the stress not just of their GCSE'S but their future in a struggling economy. He only cares about making a change which I deem as inefficient and a complete waste of people’s time, resources and money. The whole belief of GCSE'S as being easy is completely fabricated by you, the government when many of you were simply not inclined to go to a state school. But a Private school with a career path already set for you.
But, what about my recent GCSE qualifications for which I have spent 2 long hard years preparing for thoroughly. If these proposals go ahead; my qualification and millions of other peoples' qualifications upon the country will be deemed insufficient by employers. This will only mean instead of the economy prospering on behalf of the education system it will slump because the proposed system is not eligible enough yet to be provided to children. Also, have you thought of those who are less intelligent? Yes you may give them a different paper to do, but that will instantly batch label them as people who are insignificant to employers. This is not fair to those who have recently completed their GCSE'S as their qualification will be seen as outdated. And those who are not intelligent enough to take the new exams as they will be labelled absurdly as they will be instantly be pre-judged.
The proposed system is simply not fair! The current GCSE examinations are too difficult if anything. And students who are not academically successful will be labelled by the education system as people who 'couldn't be bothered.' I urge you to re-think your strategy and keep the current system in place as it simply works and presents a fair background upon students' eligibility.
Many thanks, Lewis"