In some countries, secondary schools aim to provide a general education across a range
of subjects. In others, children focus on a narrow range of subjects related to a particular
career. Which of these two systems is more appropriate in today’s world?
Secondary school curriculum can be organised in a variety of ways. While several countries adopt the education system which orientates the students in a specific profession, I believe that teenagers should have access to a comprehensive learning programme with a wide range of subjects.
To begin with, a learning programme providing knowledge of a major subject is beneficial in some ways. Being exposed to expertise and skills required by a certain speciality at the young age, the students would stand a great chance to not only have a well-defined career path but also become competent workers in their later life.