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Kids to leave school with low english levels

If you were finishing year 12 and heading to University, you would imagine you’d need a pretty good grasp of the mother tongue.

After all, you’ve got reports to write, assignments to hand in and lecturers to impress.

But it turns out that’s not the case here in Queensland. It’s been revealed by 2020, if a student doesn’t do well in English and does better in five other subjects, their English mark won’t matter.

Dr Kevin Donnelly speaks about the new ATAR system and how social media is dumbing down the English language.

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