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News from the BBC [Aug. 27th, 2004|11:08 am]
Peter Sheil
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 :)

[User Picture]From: bellanna
2004-08-27 03:31 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2004-08-27 04:17 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: ramblin_on
2004-08-27 07:20 am (UTC)
Did you hear that the Bush admin. admitted that Global Warming does exist, a huge change from their previous policy.
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2004-08-27 11:32 am (UTC)
lt;sarcasm>Wow, so it must be true thenlt;/sarcasm>
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2004-08-27 11:33 am (UTC)
Damn that missing & !
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