Precision and numbers
"There is much, much more to physics than precision and numbers, we would be doing young people no service to undersell it to them by focusing solely on these aspects"
That is certainly not the Physics I know. I always thought the point of Physics was to describe and predict the physical world....
Since they appear to play down the importance of "precision and numbers" are they trying to make certain the young pupils gain a good solid background of "woolly thinking" and "unquantifiable"? , Presumably this is so that they can make educated and informed comments in the future along the lines of "Err umm well, sort of like this" and "maybe you need this much power, perhaps".
I can't help but feel if they come out with a watered down view of Physics they will have nothing but contempt for it.