I think that Anne may have hit the nail on the head with the last phrase :)
As far as I can tell, entry requirements and naturalisation involve
learning facts rather than understanding - a common problem when boxes
have to be ticked.
Teaching our native students English is difficult enough! They've been
brought up through schools that have been forced by successive
governments to tick boxes.
As an aside, the most successful student I've had in computing are those
who have English A level. They can analyse language far, far better than
the vast majority of their peers. But now I'm straying off topic.
Anne Brundle wrote:
> And it might be useful for them to sort out the England / N Ireland / Scotland / Wales relationship a bit as well, especially for those who might go and take up work / education in a different part of Britain from the one they started off in, and then find they are involved with a whole different set of organisations. Is there any literature produced for people applying for citizenship, or is it not very good?