Cambridge English Advanced: CAE Writing part 1

Difficulty level: C1 /Advanced

Write your answer in 220-260 words in an appropriate style.
You have read an online article about changes in the types of subject taught at secondary schools. The article says that some traditional subjects may no longer be taught at school. Four of the subjects discussed are mentioned below, along with some of the readers’ comments.

Which subjects may no longer be taught at secondary school?
Music  ‘Most students who are interested in music take lessons out of school.’
Geography  ‘Why do we need to know the names of rivers and mountains around the world?’
History ‘It’s all about the past. At schools, we need to be focussing on the future.’
Art ‘Art lessons allow kids to explore their creativity.’

Write an essay discussing TWO of the subjects mentioned above. You should explain why you think these subjects should continue to be taught at secondary schools, giving reasons to support your answer.

You may, if you wish, make use of the opinions expressed by other readers, but you should use your own words as far as possible.