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    Why are we forced to learn what the term X means? Why to this day the teachers haven't protested or something for the government to change it. From nursery to year 11 ( your whole childhood), teachers put stress upon stress upon stress. Maths is absolutely useless to someone who wants to work in customer service. If you like maths then you should do it but some others, don't. Some people understand things really well but they're memory is bad so the E they got makes them dumb? English is a subject that's important for everyone but so msny years of our lives doing this. We have to wait until a levels just to pick what we want. If you want to be a doctor then your subjects should be sciences for high school but we can't make decide.
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    Maybe your teachers aren't protesting it because it's a pretty fundamental skill to your entire life (regardless of career). There's a reason that the government focus on literacy and numeracy - because you can really do very little without those two things. Financial planning, tax calculation, shopping and a whole load of other things are much easier if you understand some basic maths.
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    Why are we forced to learn what the term X means? Why to this day the teachers haven't protested or something for the government to change it. From nursery to year 11 ( your whole childhood), teachers put stress upon stress upon stress. Maths is absolutely useless to someone who wants to work in customer service. If you like maths then you should do it but some others, don't. Some people understand things really well but they're memory is bad so the E they got makes them dumb? English is a subject that's important for everyone but so msny years of our lives doing this. We have to wait until a levels just to pick what we want. If you want to be a doctor then your subjects should be sciences for high school but we can't make decide.
    You make fair points. Teachers do protest but the goverment don't listern mainly because it is influential paents who think they know best who influence politicians.

    As for maths. It is a valuable life skill. From choosing the cheapest can of beans to mortgages, even how many people to optimally chat up during a party, it all comes back to maths. Stick with it.

    Ps Why are you setting your sights so low?
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    (Original post by emerald7770)
    Why are we forced to learn what the term X means? Why to this day the teachers haven't protested or something for the government to change it. From nursery to year 11 ( your whole childhood), teachers put stress upon stress upon stress. Maths is absolutely useless to someone who wants to work in customer service. If you like maths then you should do it but some others, don't. Some people understand things really well but they're memory is bad so the E they got makes them dumb? English is a subject that's important for everyone but so msny years of our lives doing this. We have to wait until a levels just to pick what we want. If you want to be a doctor then your subjects should be sciences for high school but we can't make decide.
    Uhh simple. Because you don't want a nation of dumbasses. The idea is to acquire a good base of knowledge in all the key subjects whilst you're young then you go do what you wanna do. This helps you make informed decisions in the future.
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    Numeracy is good but stuff like scatter graph isn't going to help you in life. Subjects like sociology are really good because it relates to real stuff that go on in society. I'm just saying, why we have to spend so much of our lives learning about things that
    1. Won't teach us something about real life
    2. Something we simply we do not want to do
 
 
 

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