What do you think? A basic knowledge of science is considered to be vital for our everyday lives. Currently, the two subjects in which a pass is compulsory are English language and mathematics, which is fair and understandable, since we don't really want people to be innumerate and illiterate. However, wouldn't you say that knowledge of biology, chemistry and physics at a GCSE standard are just as important?
EDIT: I mean passes in biology, chemistry and physics!