The Historical Association recommends a "complete overhaul" of teaching of the subject at GCSE and A-level.Like, totally. Who hasn't wondered what would've happened if Napoleon had been able to clone himself ? Pretty much everyone actually, but now it's passing as scholarship. So at least we don't need to wonder anymore how rising exam passes can coexist with massive cluelessness.
Much of the curriculum is speculative and unhistorical, its report adds.
In one exam, pupils were asked what ancient Romans would have made of a 19th-Century cartoon about the quality of London's drinking water.
Wednesday, March 02, 2005
Like, History, Man
No one goes to Uni without meeting the Pretentious Stoners - people who think that getting high as a kite and babbling about, like, y'know, "if lobsters could sing, what would they sound like ?", is soooooo deep. If you've ever wondered what happens to them when they graduate, I can now reveal that they get jobs drawing up exam syllabuses.