Before I post the article and show the abysmal education standards of British students exiting the educational system, let's see if you can answer these five simple questions?
2) Queen Elizabeth I
4) Benjamin Disraeli. (I admit I did have to think for a moment)
5) South Africa.
(I left school with only three 'C's. All in English.)
A generation of teenagers know almost nothing about the history of Britain because schools are sidelining knowledge in favour of trendy topics and generic skills, a university academic has warned.
Professor Derek Matthews, an economics lecturer at Cardiff University, was so concerned at his students' lack of historical knowledge that he decided to investigate by setting them five simple questions.
Over three years, 284 UK-educated first-years took the test, which demanded basic knowledge the professor believes 'every 18-year-old should know'.