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Secondary School Examinations Council (Report)

Volume 640: debated on Thursday 11 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Education what action has been taken pursuant to the Third Report of the Secondary School Examinations Council, 1960.


asked the Minister of Education whether he will make a statement about the Third Report of the Secondary School Examinations. Council, which made proposals for a reform of the General Certificate of Education examination at advanced level.

I have recently received the final recommendations of the Council on the scheme proposed in this Report. The Council consulted the universities and took account of comments received from other bodies. It has asked me to go ahead and implement the scheme with one modification. I have agreed to do so. A Circular will be issued today, together with the Chairman's letter to me.