Introduce literacy and numeracy test under exam conditions prior to college acceptance. Stunned by the number of teachers who can't speak or write proper English, who can't do basic primary maths and most frightening of all who claim they don't read. Ewes or use NOT yous! I was asked by a fellow teacher where in Scotland that place Freepost wis? Same teacher was teaching phoneme 'aw' as in paw....accepted 'away' and told one wee girl ,who volunteered awe as a word with the 'aw' sound, that awe was just a sound you make like when you see a cute baby.... The wee girl then said naw miss it means yer amazed like...to her credit! Surely it should come as no surprise that employers are finding it difficult to find employees that have the basic literacy /numeracy skills?