A Parent's Guide to Examinations

A Parent's Guide to Examinations

From Primary School to University

1st Edition - January 1, 1964

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  • Author: F. H. Pedley
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483149431

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A Parent's Guide to Examinations: From Primary School to University provides an account of examinations in Wales and England from the primary school stage to the university. This book discusses the intense competition in universities that led to procedures being adopted for the administration of students. Organized into 12 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the examinations taken in the primary school in relation with selection for secondary schools. This text then describes the examinations themselves as well as some aspects of the system that has produced them. Other chapters consider the differences between the different types of schools, the organization of Local Education Authorities, and the administration of technical colleges and universities. This book discusses as well the courses for operatives, draftsmen, and technicians. The final chapter deals with grants for students at teacher training colleges. This book is a valuable resource for readers who are interested in the working of the system.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments


    Chapter 1 The Eleven-Plus Examination

    Appendix A: Examples of Intelligence, Arithmetic and English Tests

    Appendix B: The "Thorne Scheme"

    Chapter 2 The Common Entrance Examination

    Appendix: History Paper (Boys)

    General Mathematics B. (Boys)

    Chapter 3 The General Certificate of Education

    Appendix A: An "O" Level English Paper

    Appendix B: The Joint Matriculation Board's Test in English

    Chapter 4 Certificates of Secondary Education

    Appendix: A Secondary School Certificate Paper in English Language

    Chapter 5 University Entrance

    Appendix: Application for Admission to a University

    Chapter 6 Which University?

    Chapter 7 University Degrees

    Chapter 8 Technical Examinations

    Appendix A: Syllabus for General Course in Engineering

    Appendix B: A City and Guilds Paper for Plumbers

    Chapter 9 Examinations in Commerce and Art

    Chapter 10 The Diploma in Technology

    Chapter 11 Entry to the Professions

    Chapter 12 Meeting the Cost

    Appendix: Scale of Parental Contributions

    Chapter 13 Conclusion

    Appendix: Advisory Service


Product details

  • No. of pages: 238
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1964
  • Published: January 1, 1964
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483149431

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F. H. Pedley

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Robert Maxwell

F. H. Pedley

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