I have always personally felt our UK schools are a bit bish bosh.
The system is more like come in do well.. Manufacture (erm.. Educate) some kids who will work hard and get a nice pension. Government or private. Our schools have little scope for movement. For example almost everyone at School would like their pupils to be doctors and lawyers because that’s perceived as being very successful.
Another thing, most schools they only teach you how to pass exams! What use is that? 😛
When it comes to doing something different… like entrepreneurship, there is very little help available. The whole school system needs a revamp. Subjects are repeated over year after year which becomes a bit er… repetitive 😛
*In mixedmatt’s world* Schools would have to do the compulsory three main subjects (English, Science and Maths) Then each year different subjects would be taught until year 9. Then the students have to choose for year 10. The range of subjects taught would be something like this ;-
– Life subjects
– More sex education
– Respect and Manners lessons
They should also hire people in the IT departments that are smarter then the schoolkids and know how to secure networks properly.