Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Schools are removing analogue clocks from exam halls as teenagers 'cannot tell the time' - File under #ffs

'Schools are removing analogue clocks from examination halls because teenagers are unable to tell the time, a head teachers' union has said.

Teachers are now installing digital devices after pupils sitting their GCSE and A-level exams complained that they were struggling to read the correct time on an analogue clock.

Malcolm Trobe, deputy general secretary at the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), said youngsters have become accustomed to using digital devices.

"The current generation aren't as good at reading the traditional clock face as older generations," he told The Telegraph.

"They are used to seeing a digital representation of time on their phone, on their computer. Nearly everything they've got is digital so youngsters are just exposed to time being given digitally everywhere."'

May I say that if the student can't tell the time on an analogue clock then they really shouldn't be sitting their GCSE or A levels. Seriously, #ffs. 

More pandering to idiot children everywhere... 

1 comment:

English Pensioner said...

That's not all. My son-in-law interviewed a graduate for a job and mentioned that the company had offices in Sydney and Toronto, and pointed out that much of the contact was by e-mail as it wasn't often convenient to phone because of the time differences. The candidate didn't know that the time in Australia was different from here as he "hadn't studied geography", although he wondered why they played cricket at such strange times. He had no clue where Toronto was.
As a young child I knew all the major countries and their capitals and could tell the time before I went to school!