Yes, I regret not having one (education) I could read and write (and swim) before starting junior school at 5, (thanks mam).
On leaving "Richmond secondary modern" at 15 the only other thing I'd learned was how to play chess (maths lessons) history lessons never regressed further than WW2, our biology teacher was obsessed with ghost stories, science teacher loved nothing more than getting us all to hold hands and experience the joy of electric shock, via one of those wind up thingies, only thing I remember from English, is reading "wind in the willows", the metalwork teacher and the woodwork teacher were both psychopaths (a story on it's own) The geography teacher was good, he used to take us fell walking and youth hosteling at weekends.
You mention "degree" Diane..................Are you having a laugh.?
at my school, left with so much as an exam pass (what would the exams have been in 1966, anybody?)
Exams were just for the Grammar school (which was right next door to our sec mod)
Sorry about the rant, but I feel like I missed out on education and it narks.
To stay on topic, What's your absolute worst memory from your schooldays?
Edited to add.
Moose, who some of you know.
Attended the same school some 20 odd years later, and got to university, so it must have improved, (or maybe I'm just thick
Abstinence Makes the Church Grow Fondlers.