Rejected petition Make irrelevant subjects such as Latin voluntary in schools below GCSE age

Subjects such as Latin are irrelevant to pupils from year 7-8/9 and they are being forced to take it. Rather than having subjects like this in place, add more subjects on the future life as an adult. Add a current affairs class or possibly currenct politics or explanation of political parties.

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Why was this petition rejected?

It’s about something that the UK Government or Parliament is not responsible for.

Latin isn't compulsory in schools.

Teaching Latin, and making it compulsory, is a choice for individual schools or academy trusts to take.

You could raise this issue with your school's governing body.

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