Well, there you have it! It is more Welsh language for the English medium schools. Welsh will no longer be considered a second language (what in the blue blazes is it, it is the first language of Wales now?) in English medium schools, with a greater opportunity to use the Welsh language. The Principality is going barmy, the Welsh ‘Government’ (they’re interpretation!), is imposing new restrictions on schools – well, if I had young children, I would be off out of Wales for good.
It is all in the course of ‘independence’ no doubt, what crazy brain thought this one up, the mind boggles doesn’t it?
So, our Welsh administration in its profound wisdom, is choosing to stay with the ‘module’ based GCSE’s (that is when they are not cancelling exams due the Covid-19), albeit that the rest of the country is going for a more rigorous and challenging exam-based system (long overdue in my view).
Education in Wales is now to be used as a political Action Man for those who seek a nationalist Welsh Nirvana, or indeed a Welsh War of the Roses with those English ‘robber barons’ rampaging along the Marches.
To hell with our young. To hell with the future.
The Welsh administration, in an exercise of supreme stupidity, short-sighted and stunted intellectual ineptness, has now chosen to ignore the fact, that Wales is bottom of European league tables for literacy, is not far short of the same in Higher Education International league tables, is rapidly falling behind England and Scotland in all league tales, English University numbers of Welsh students are increasing, while Welsh students are substantially decreasing at Welsh Universities, the list goes on and on.
And what is our OK Corral Welsh ‘Government’ doing? Lumping on more of the same. It is plain unbelievable!
They are cheating Welsh children on a grand scale, they are promoting failure and, mediocrity and neutralizing ambition.
An education is the most wonderful gift any parent can ever give to their child. The Welsh administration is now seeking to award Welsh students a second-class qualification, in a first- class graduate world – like the Welsh Baccalaureate for example, not recognised by most Universities.
It is condemning our students to a qualification that will be treated by the rest of the world, with sniggers of superior delight and a ‘No Hope’ label at interview time.
Our young deserve better than this, the Welsh liberal educationalists and know-all politicos are not the future (and just look what they’ve done for it, so far?) our young are, and what is happening here is nothing less than the commission of a slippery, confidence trick upon those who wish to excel, those who wish to succeed and those who just plain want to get on.
NB There was a time when the Welsh Joint Education Committee was the toughest and most highly respected examining board in the land. Look at it now.