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General Certificate (Examination Dates, 1951)

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 9 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Education on what date in 1951 will the examinations for the new General Certificate of Education be held; and whether, in order to assist the movement for the spreadover of holidays, there will be any consequential changes in the dates of school summer holidays.

Examination dates for 1951 vary from late in May to July according to the examining body and the level of examination taken. The fixing of school holiday dates is a matter for local education authorities within a prescribed maximum total of holidays for the year. They are well aware of the need for a spreadover of summer holidays.