In the midst of Brexit chaos, the health service is under huge strain, schools are falling apart, crime is on the increase, and climate catastrophe approaches.
I am currently the Geography teacher at Joseph Chamberlain College and was formerly the Subject Leader for A level Geology and Archaeology at Worcester Sixth Form College. I have a passion for teaching and promoting my subjects to a wider audience. I led the charge to save A level Archaeology when AQA decided to stop the course last year and was invited to present my views on education in the UK today.
At this rate, education is only going to be used to ensure you have the basic abilities to move onto the next level
29/05/2018 14:51 BST
There is a real opportunity to protect our minority subject from future risks, but we all need to work together to build a stronger foundation
09/03/2018 16:09 GMT
So, while the future may not be as bright for the subject as we would have hoped, we certainly won't be disheartened over the next year and hopefully we can convince more people to take this subject at university as we say our final goodbyes.
18/04/2017 12:35 BST
Dear AQA, If We Can't Learn This In A Level Archaeology, Then Please Explain Where These Ideas Are In The Rest Of Your Curriculum
So AQA I ask you this, please explain to me what other A level subject does this? I do not want a scripted piece about your dedication to inclusive education, I want an A grade answer citing examples, comparing and contrasting your chosen subject to the Archaeology syllabus.
27/10/2016 16:24 BST
Archaeology Is A Subject That Teaches Us What It Is To Be Human - Scrapping The A-Level Is Devastating
When I first heard archaeology was to be scrapped at A-Level I was not only surprised, but devastated. This is a subject that teaches our students about what it is to be human. We learn about the material culture left by our ancestors from all over the world. We discuss the concepts of culture, politics, art, identity and we do so with an open mind. Even after several years of teaching the A-Level I still find new material that keeps me in awe.
19/10/2016 09:28 BST