KING EDWARD VII SCHOOL

Boys in present Third Forms moving to Fourth Forms

It is regretted that due to unforeseen delays it is only possible to deal with this matter now.

I should be obliged if you would examine the new scheme outlined below and make your selection according to our advice. Please return the form by your son not later than Thursday of this week.

Our decision with regard to his language qualification is definite.

It is hoped that in most cases a decision can be reached at once. If there are difficulties, I am prepared to see parents, but I am afraid not before the end of the tern. It will of necessity be during the first few days after term has ended.

ARTS FORM.

For boys with a definite leaning to Arts subjects and who are capable of taking three languages. - French, Latin and one of Greek, German, Spanish. All will take English, French, Latin, Mathematics, History and the third language.

There is a choice between - Biology, Geography, Music, Art. For the Music, Art options, boys must be good at these subjects.

SCIENCE FORM.

For boys with a definite leaning to Science and who are capable of two languages - French and either Latin or German. All will take English, French, continue Latin or start German, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry.

There is a choice between - Biology, Geography, Music, Art. For Music, Art, boys must be good at these subjects. Any boy who may be considering the possibility of Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry or Pharmacy, must take Biology. If a boy has not got one of these careers in view he has a free choice (subject to ability).

If a boy is already of good standard in Latin, he will be well advised to continue the subject.

TWO GENERAL FORMS.

These are intended for boys whose ability in Arts or Science subjects is not yet evident, and for boys who can take only one language. All will take English, French, Science, Mathematics.

Choices are:

  1. to continue Latin or start German or continue Handicraft or continue Art.
  2. History or Music. (Boys must be good at Music.)
  3. Geography or Technical Drawing.

Again a boy who is already of good standard in Latin will be well advised to continue the subject.

It must be emphasized that there are equal chances for all boys to take ' 0' level in 1962 with this scheme. There is no intention of regarding any Form as "superior".

[This must have been in Term 3 1960/61.]