- With the pressures on today's young people to succeed academically, some people believe that non-academic subjects at school (eg: physical education and cookery) should be removed from the syllabus so that children can concentrate wholly on academic subjects. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
the intense of student's study
Nowadays, people are concerning about the intense of student's study. Along with that, it is generally believed that getting into university is the best way for future's career. Therefore, they come up with the solution of getting rid of non-academic subjects such as physical education, music, cookery. On my point of view, this is a subjective idea, which can not wholly answer for this question.
Admittedly, academic subjects are considered as major in school but in my opinion, it is as important as the non-academic ones. While theoretical disciplines increase the logical thinking, the other not only improve student's creative thinking but also their physical strength. It can be exemplified that physical education is very important with students. If alumnus is sedentary for a period of time without exercise, it may easily lead to degenerative spine and also many diseases related to bones.
In addition, choosing to study academic or non-academic subjects depends on each student's future dream and career. You can not make a fish climb a tree. Each student have their own ability and also their own talent. For instant, a student who have the right brain developed and want to be an artist or singer usually don't prefer subjects like math, biology and also don't really use them later. So why they have to study all of the theoretical disciplines while their preference is not in syllabus?
In conclusion, I myself think that the reasonable solution is not to remove any kind of subject but to free the students to choose their own subjects that they can take benefit in the future.