IELTS Writing task 2: Schools concentrate too much on conventional subjects

Writing task 2 
You should spend 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
Schools concentrate far too much on traditional subject which do not adequately prepare students for the realistic demands of modern working world. 
To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant example from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer


As the world advances, invents and creates, establishes and inaugurates, and just generally progresses, the school system stays unchanged, outdated and sadly irrelevant as well as oblivious to the changes happening outside of it.
Students can always be found complaining about the education system. They not only find  it dull but also uninspiring and outdated. And I believe the students do have a point. Looking at the education system as a ladder into the corporate world, most people including me would feel that the education system has failed its basic aim- to prepare children for adulthood and its challenges.
By teaching academics, and putting pressure on tests, the child is ill prepared for the physical tasks awaiting them. Most tasks in the world require action. Only theoretical knowledge is not sufficient, one should know how to apply it practically. Unfortunately, schools put a lot of emphasis on bookish knowledge.
Traditional Subjects like History or Geography are taught in a set pattern with innumerable dates locations and patterns, instead of teaching lessons it becomes memorization, simple mug up. Rather than teaching the value of land, children are taught as to who owned the land and when. I do understand the need to pass on our story from generation to generation but there is no point in forcing the information to become plain statistics and data. That is what computers are for.
My belief is the dire need for morals, soft skills, handling of stress and challenges should not be ignored by schools. Leaving these most essential traits for students to learn themselves makes the education system highly ineffective. Children should get a feel of the challenges of the contemporary world in their formative years.
To sum up, students should get a wide array of choices ranging from handicraft to computer engineering. There should be no limit on how many things a student can attempt in their own time. Getting qualifications in all the subjects should also not be mandatory. Let us give ourselves some freedom, in this world we came to live life not to stress over it.

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