An extract from a comedy drama named 'Teaching Matthew' in which teenager Matthew disagrees with his big brother about the value of education and exams. The two brothers argue about the need for exams. Elder brother Lester explains that they need to work hard to overcome prejudice and discrimination. The extract shows how even the best intentions can lead to problems.
Ask students to discuss what jobs they are planning to do when they leave school and the role that exams will play. Will exams be important in helping them to enter their chosen profession? Are students aware of all the academic and vocational routes into employment that are available? Students could identify ways in which they can improve their own revision sessions and develop their exam skills. How confident are they ahead of their exams and can this too be worked on?