This one’s biology: it is astonishingly appalling in its lack of interest in biological knowledge, and its insistence upon knowledge of the principles of dictated social behaviourism, and, er, sociology.
I’ll put up a chemistry paper later tonight: then you’ll really worry. Then, later, a physics one: you will go hysterical.
…and here’s what is defined as the “mark scheme”:-
I just thought we needed a laugh.
For the benefit of foreign readers in proper countries, this is a sample of what’s been done to our science education, by our government, while we slept. Don’t go to sleep, while your government fiddles with your education setup, whatever it might be, while your back is turned.
UPDATE2:- It’s no use merely moaning and whingeing as I am doing here. Even by bringing this more to people’s attention, we can change little in a hurry. The State has not only taken Nazi ownership of our children, but has also intellectually cast them adrift at the same time, and it’s all probably deliberate.
The remedy is to live with them in a houseful of books, use the said books liberally in front of them while making sure that these are text books about real stuff and not pretentiously awful Booker-novels, and discuss with them scientific discoveries and the history of same at mealtimes.
UPDATE1:- From Driver Rob, this is fine stuff and I agree totally. I also use “old” O-level (remember that?) text books to support A2-students of 18 in maths, and “old” GCSE science ones from the 80s and the pre-Blair-90s in general, to cover random GcSE/AS/A2 work from the ages of 15-19.
Governments ought not to be trusted to “run education”, not anywhere, and not at any time, ever.