Subject to final numbers proving suitable we propose to continue the changes in the Third Forms which were introduced last year.
I should be obliged if you would consider our suggestion for your son's course next year, and return the form by the end of this week. Every case has been considered with care and our language proposed is quite definite.
If there are difficulties, I am prepared to see parents, but that may have to be soon after the end of the term.
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.
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.
These are intended for boys whose bias towards Arts or Science subjects is not yet evident, and for boys who can take only one language. All will take English, French, Science, Mathematics.
(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.
The time-tables in these Classes are the same as those which have been in use for several years.
It must be emphasized that there are equal chances for all boys to take ‘O’ Level in 1963 with this scheme. There is no intention of regarding any Form as "superior". Boys in 3GL or 3GC will be able to exercise the usual choice of joining Science or Modern Sides after ‘O’ Level, if suitable.