I know times have changed a little since I was at school – doing PE in your knickers is apparently largely frowned upon, the SPAM fritter is, tragically, no more, and I believe they even have heating now – but since when did being an academic high achiever mean that you had to go to extra bloody lessons?! What’s the point in doing well if all it means is that you’ve got to do more work than everyone else? ON THE WEEKEND? Eh?
‘The most “gifted and talented” pupils in all English schools are to receive vouchers to spend on extra lessons, as part of a national talent search, reports the Daily Telegraph. Pupils will be able to use the credits to buy places on additional courses, including weekend and summer schools at universities.’
In my day we called that 'detention’.