I am a lecturer come from industry - as a student I hated Maths with a vengeance. As an adult I come to terms with a grudging practical use for it - Many Art & Design and Graphics students are forced to re-sit O level - much of which contains complex abstract maths which they will never use in the practical work. Some students are terrific graphic talents with lots of potential but are being made to complete huge amounts of written analytical discussion in fact the majority of these units have far too little of practical design attached. Some of them hate the written stuff so much they may fail the units or leave although are in actual fact really good designers. I worked with many graphic designers who were absolutely **** at maths and poor spellers (others were there for that) but they were still highly intelligent - at the end of the day to work as a graphic artist you need be capable of producing design fit for purpose, not create huge amounts of analytical deconstruction and evaluation or solve complex matrices with algebra... many students are falling by the wayside due to this culture and working in Morrisons or JD sports when they could be working for top design agencies. What do people think?