Rejected petition Students should have a free right of choice to every subject

Students in any school should be allowed to choose which subjects they are interested in and not have to focus on Core Subjects (Unless they would like to) as most of the common information we learn at school will never practically be used. Why would the 90% of students have less power than staff?

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Just like many teenagers, I have found that school (being mandatory until the age of 16) is much less preparing us for the "real" world than it is hiding it from us by making us learn Shakespeare or Trigonometry instead of focusing on much more important aspects to life such as Human Rights or Taxes. Trust me when i say one lesson of "Personal Development" a week is not enough compared to the 5 lessons of poems and 5 lessons of Pythagorean Theorem we get weekly.

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https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/242331

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/229111

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