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(b) The desirability of providing for pupils between the ages of 11 and 15 a curriculum which has a less academic character and gives a larger place to various forms of practical work than is customary in Secondary Schools of the existing type96.
The Committee's conclusion on the desirability of transferring pupils at the age of 11 from the primary school to a different school, or failing that, to a different type of education from that given to pupils under the age of 11 97.
The preliminary 'weeding-out' examination in English and Arithmetic, which in many areas is held in the local Elementary Schools.
The difficulty of standardising the marking in this preliminary examination172.
In doing so they must not, of course, be taken as committing themselves to acceptance of the conclusions and recommendations of the Committee or of the views given by their officers in evidence.
At the same time, the Board believe that the Committee's lucid and comprehensive treatment of a difficult subject will be of real value to all who are interested in the public system of education and the practical problems of its organisation and administration, and in commending the Report to the careful consideration of the public they desire to acknowledge their indebtedness to the Committee and to the distinguished professor who, though not a member of the Committee, assisted them in the drafting of the Report.
The Board have therefore arranged for its immediate publication.The withdrawal of the Regulations for Higher Elementary Schools in 191847.The raising of the age of exemption in 1919 to the end of the term in which the fourteenth birthday is reached and the final abolition of partial exemption in 1921 have been followed by an increase in the number of children remaining at school beyond the age of exemption (2) Those concerned with industries connected with engineering in which machinery is largely used and in which the scientific principles underlying the construction and use of machinery are of great importance88.Preliminary pages (i-xxiv) Membership, Analysis, Preface, Introduction Chapter I (1-35) Post-primary education in England and Wales 1800-1918 Chapter II (36-69) The facts of the present situation Chapter III (70-100) The lines of advance Chapter IV (101-111) Curricula for Modern Schools and Senior Classes Chapter V (112-121) The place of 'bias' in the curriculum Chapter VI (122-131) Staffing and equipment Chapter VII (132-139) Admission of children to Modern Schools and Senior Schools Chapter VIII (140-149) The lengthening of school life Chapter IX (150-154) The question of a leaving examination Chapter X (155-171) Administrative problems Chapter XI (172-188) Conclusions, recommendations, notes of reservation Suggestions (188-247) on the curriculum Appendix I (248-261) List of witnesses Appendix II (262-280) Notes on nomenclature Appendix III (281-288) Statistics relating to Chapter II pt.ii Appendix IV (288-313) Post-primary education abroad Appendix V (313-322) List of publications Index (323-339) LONDON PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY HIS MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE To be purchased directly from HM STATIONERY OFFICE at the following addresses: York House, Kingsway, London, WC2; 13A Castle Street, Edinburgh 2; 39-41 King Street, Manchester 2; 1 St Andrew's Crescent, Cardiff; 80 Chichester Street, Belfast; or through any bookseller This Report deals with a reference which has occupied the attention of the Committee since May 1924.