|News from the BBC
||[Aug. 27th, 2004|11:08 am]
Earth warned on 'tipping points'|
The risk of humans triggering catastrophic change in unstable Earth systems is largely ignored, a climate scientist says.
Door open for silicon replacement
A breakthrough in the way scientists make crystals could lead to a replacement for silicon as the basis for making chips in electronic devices.
GCSEs: What the statistics show
BBC education correspondent Mike Baker looks at what the GCSE figures reveal - and what they do not.
Good to see Maths as the most popular GCSE subject - speaking as a maths geek :)
I'm very surprised that the article says RE is compulsory. It certainly was not when I went to school. The only subjects we had to take an O level/CSE in were English, Maths, one of the humanities, and a science. Less able students took general science and were encouraged to add things like woodwork or technical drawing to their exam subjects.
I don't think RE is a compulsory GCSE but it is a compulsory subject. The theory is that the kids are deciding that if they have to do it anyway then they might as well get a !/2 GCSE for their time and effort.
Did you hear that the Bush admin. admitted that Global Warming does exist, a huge change from their previous policy.
lt;sarcasm>Wow, so it must be true thenlt;/sarcasm>