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STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
SCHOOL QUESTIONNAIRE 1962
NATIONAL SURVEY OF HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
under the joint auspices
MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND AND WALES
SCOTTISH COUNCIL FOR RESEARCH IN EDUCATION
M.R.C. Unit, London School of Economics,

Ref. No.

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Name

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Address

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School

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FOR THOSE WHOSE HOME ADDRESS HAS CHANGED

New Address

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FOR THOSE NO LONGER AT THIS SCHOOL NEW SCHOOL OR EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT, IF ANY.

Name

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Address

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L.E.A. IF CHANGED

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IF NOT UNDER GOING FULL-TIME EDUCATION

PRESENT OCCUPATION

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IF THIS PUPIL HAS LEFT A GRAMMAR SCHOOL and education is not being continued,

could you please give some indication of the main reason or reasons for this. We are hoping to look at these leavers as a separate group with reference to their past record, home circumstances and health.

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EXPLANATORY NOTE
This pupil was enrolled at birth in a National Survey of the Health, Growth and Development of Children. With the help of his parents and of health visitors, school nurses and teachers, a detailed account has been obtained of his health and development during the past 16 years. The survey boys and girls come from all types of homes and are attending all types of schools both independent and local authority. Only 10% have been lost and the value of this inquiry depends on our continuing to obtain information for every possible survey member.
All information given will be regarded as strictly confidential and there is no possibility that the name of any pupil or school will appear in any report.
THIS FORM SHOULD BE FILLED IN BY THE MEMBER OF STAFF WHO KNOWS THIS PUPIL BEST, IF NECESSARY IN CONSULTATION WITH THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE STAFF.
HOW TO FILL IN THIS FORM
Wherever necessary please put a circle round the number opposite the answer that most nearly describes your views. If you feel that further comment is called for please do not hesitate to give it.
When this questionnaire and the pupil's questionnaire are complete please send them to the Local Education Authority and not to the Survey Committee.
If the pupil has left please complete the section above "FOR THOSE NO LONGER AT THIS SCHOOL" and all questions except 3, 4, 5 & 6 and return it immediately, together with the uncompleted pupil's questionnaire, to the Local Education Authority.
EXAMINATIONS TAKEN

Examinations passed Name of Examining Board

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Examinations passed
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SCHOOL

From your knowledge of this pupil's capacity, which of the following courses would you recommend if you were sure the pupil would work hard and receive encouragement at home?

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course leading to two or more 'A' level mathematical or scientific subjects
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course leading to two or more 'A' level subjects other than two mathematical or scientific subjects
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course leading to general sixth form work
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course leading to 4 or more 'O' level subjects
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course leading to less than 4 'O' level subjects
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other course, namely
Other

What course is this pupil actually on?

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If this course is different from that recommended,

please give reasons.

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Of the pupil's weekly timetable how many teaching periods are devoted to:- Academic examination subjects (to 'O' or 'A' level) ... periods.

How many

Of the pupil's weekly timetable how many teaching periods are devoted to:- Other examination subjects (technical, domestic, art, music) ... periods.

How many

Of the pupil's weekly timetable how many teaching periods are devoted to:- Non-examination subjects (excluding P.E.) ... periods.

How many

What would you consider to be a reasonable estimate of time required by this pupil for homework or evening study? on an average weekday ... hours

How many

What would you consider to be a reasonable estimate of time required by this pupil for homework or evening study? over an average weekend ... hours

How many
LEAVING SCHOOL

When do you think this pupil would be best advised to leave school?

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16
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17
8
18
9
Older

When this pupil leaves school what further full-time educational course, if any, would you recommend?

1
University
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College of Advanced Technology
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College of Technology
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Technical College
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Teacher training
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Other namely
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None
Other

What type of career do you consider suitable for this pupil (even if it is not the one the pupil is actually intending to pursue)?

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PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Is this pupil in general

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a very hard worker?
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a hard worker?
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an average worker?
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a poor worker?
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lazy?

How would you assess the independence and originality of this pupil's work and thought compared with other pupils of the same age?

1
very highly
2
above average
3
average
4
below average
5
poorly (i.e. dependent and unoriginal)

How would you assess this pupil's general knowledge compared with other pupils of the same age?

1
highly
2
somewhat above average
3
average
4
somewhat below average
5
poorly

How far does this pupil contribute to the community life of the school?

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contributes a great deal
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rather more than average
3
average contribution
4
rather less than average
5
contributes very little

To what extent do you think that home cares and responsibilities, and out of school activities interfere with this pupil's academic work?

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considerably
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a fair amount
3
to an average extent only
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very little
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not at all

Please comment if relevant

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Taking this pupil's behaviour and relationships with other pupils as a whole, please ring each statement where most appropriate. sensitive or highly strung

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Not at all
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Somewhat
2
Very

Taking this pupil's behaviour and relationships with other pupils as a whole, please ring each statement where most appropriate. shy or withdrawn

0
Not at all
1
Somewhat
2
Very

Taking this pupil's behaviour and relationships with other pupils as a whole, please ring each statement where most appropriate. aggressive

0
Not at all
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Somewhat
2
Very

Taking this pupil's behaviour and relationships with other pupils as a whole, please ring each statement where most appropriate. other namely

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Somewhat
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Very
Other

Does this pupil hold any school office or offices?

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Yes
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No
[If 'yes']
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What office or offices?

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Does this pupil hold any school society office?

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Yes
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No
[If 'yes']
qc_17_a == 1

What society is it?

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What office is it?

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Does this pupil represent the school in any team or teams?

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Yes
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No
[If 'yes']
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Is any games office held?

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Yes
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No
[If 'yes']
qc_18_b == 1

What it is?

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COMMUNICATION WITH HOME

Have you or other members of the staff had any discussion with the parents in the last 18 months about this pupil's school progress?

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yes, both parents
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yes, mother only
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yes, father only
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neither

To what extent do the parents take an active interest in this pupil's work and career?

1
Do they give much help, encouragement and advice?
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a fair amount of help and advice?
3
an average amount of help and advice?
4
little in the way of help and advice?
5
no encouragement or advice?

Please comment if there are any special reasons why the parents are unable to help this pupil

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Have you had communication with the parents in the last 18 months about this pupil's future career?

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yes, both parents
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yes, mother only
3
yes, father only
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neither
ABSENCES
Please give the following details of this pupil's attendance during the last year.
Attendances made by this pupil (1/2 days) Attendances that could have been made (1/2 days)
How manyHow manyHow manyHow many How manyHow manyHow manyHow many
Autumn Term 1961
Spring Term 1962
Summer Term 1962

Please comment if relevant

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THE SIXTH FORM

Is this pupil in the sixth or its equivalent?

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Yes
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No
[If 'no']
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Is this pupil likely to go into the sixth?

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Yes
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No

What qualifications are needed to enter the sixth form?

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What sixth form courses are provided? ...)

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How many pupils are there in the sixth forms? ... pupils

How many

How many 13 year olds did you have on General Certificate Courses in your school in the following years? 1958 ... pupils

How many

How many 13 year olds did you have on General Certificate Courses in your school in the following years? 1957 ... pupils

How many

How many 13 year olds did you have on General Certificate Courses in your school in the following years? 1956 ... pupils

How many

How many 13 year olds did you have on General Certificate Courses in your school in the following years? 1955 ... pupils

How many

How many pupils took General Certificate Examinations for the first time in the following years? 1961 ... pupils

How many

How many pupils took General Certificate Examinations for the first time in the following years? 1960 ... pupils

How many

How many pupils took General Certificate Examinations for the first time in the following years? 1959 ... pupils

How many

How many pupils took General Certificate Examinations for the first time in the following years? 1958 ... pupils

How many

How many pupils went to the University in the following years? (1961 ... pupils

How many

How many pupils went to the University in the following years? (1960 ... pupils

How many

How many pupils went to the University in the following years? (1959 ... pupils

How many

How many pupils went to the University in the following years? (1958 ... pupils

How many
GENERAL COMMENT

Does this pupil show any outstanding interest or ability in any curricular or extra- curricular activity?

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Have you any comments to make about the pupil's general attitude at school?

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Have you any further comments to make about factors that may have helped or hindered this pupil's work?

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Position held

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Date

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STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
SCHOOL QUESTIONNAIRE 1962
NATIONAL SURVEY OF HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
under the joint auspices
MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH IN ENGLAND AND WALES
SCOTTISH COUNCIL FOR RESEARCH IN EDUCATION
M.R.C. Unit, London School of Economics,
Ref. No.
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Name
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Address
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School
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FOR THOSE WHOSE HOME ADDRESS HAS CHANGED

New Address
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FOR THOSE NO LONGER AT THIS SCHOOL NEW SCHOOL OR EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT, IF ANY.

Name
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Address
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L.E.A. IF CHANGED
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PRESENT OCCUPATION
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could you please give some indication of the main reason or reasons for this. We are hoping to look at these leavers as a separate group with reference to their past record, home circumstances and health.
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EXPLANATORY NOTE
This pupil was enrolled at birth in a National Survey of the Health, Growth and Development of Children. With the help of his parents and of health visitors, school nurses and teachers, a detailed account has been obtained of his health and development during the past 16 years. The survey boys and girls come from all types of homes and are attending all types of schools both independent and local authority. Only 10% have been lost and the value of this inquiry depends on our continuing to obtain information for every possible survey member.
All information given will be regarded as strictly confidential and there is no possibility that the name of any pupil or school will appear in any report.
THIS FORM SHOULD BE FILLED IN BY THE MEMBER OF STAFF WHO KNOWS THIS PUPIL BEST, IF NECESSARY IN CONSULTATION WITH THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE STAFF.
HOW TO FILL IN THIS FORM
Wherever necessary please put a circle round the number opposite the answer that most nearly describes your views. If you feel that further comment is called for please do not hesitate to give it.
When this questionnaire and the pupil's questionnaire are complete please send them to the Local Education Authority and not to the Survey Committee.
If the pupil has left please complete the section above "FOR THOSE NO LONGER AT THIS SCHOOL" and all questions except 3, 4, 5 & 6 and return it immediately, together with the uncompleted pupil's questionnaire, to the Local Education Authority.

EXAMINATIONS TAKEN

Examinations passed Name of Examining Board
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Examinations passed

Subject and level Marks Date taken
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Examinations failed Name of Examining Board
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Examinations failed

Subject and level Marks Date taken
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SCHOOL

From your knowledge of this pupil's capacity, which of the following courses would you recommend if you were sure the pupil would work hard and receive encouragement at home?
1
course leading to two or more 'A' level mathematical or scientific subjects
2
course leading to two or more 'A' level subjects other than two mathematical or scientific subjects
3
course leading to general sixth form work
4
course leading to 4 or more 'O' level subjects
5
course leading to less than 4 'O' level subjects
*
other course, namely
Other
What course is this pupil actually on?
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please give reasons.
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Of the pupil's weekly timetable how many teaching periods are devoted to:- Academic examination subjects (to 'O' or 'A' level) ... periods.
How many
Of the pupil's weekly timetable how many teaching periods are devoted to:- Other examination subjects (technical, domestic, art, music) ... periods.
How many
Of the pupil's weekly timetable how many teaching periods are devoted to:- Non-examination subjects (excluding P.E.) ... periods.
How many
What would you consider to be a reasonable estimate of time required by this pupil for homework or evening study? on an average weekday ... hours
How many
What would you consider to be a reasonable estimate of time required by this pupil for homework or evening study? over an average weekend ... hours
How many

LEAVING SCHOOL

When do you think this pupil would be best advised to leave school?
6
16
7
17
8
18
9
Older
When this pupil leaves school what further full-time educational course, if any, would you recommend?
1
University
2
College of Advanced Technology
3
College of Technology
4
Technical College
5
Teacher training
*
Other namely
0
None
Other
What type of career do you consider suitable for this pupil (even if it is not the one the pupil is actually intending to pursue)?
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PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Is this pupil in general
1
a very hard worker?
2
a hard worker?
3
an average worker?
4
a poor worker?
5
lazy?
How would you assess the independence and originality of this pupil's work and thought compared with other pupils of the same age?
1
very highly
2
above average
3
average
4
below average
5
poorly (i.e. dependent and unoriginal)
How would you assess this pupil's general knowledge compared with other pupils of the same age?
1
highly
2
somewhat above average
3
average
4
somewhat below average
5
poorly
How far does this pupil contribute to the community life of the school?
1
contributes a great deal
2
rather more than average
3
average contribution
4
rather less than average
5
contributes very little
To what extent do you think that home cares and responsibilities, and out of school activities interfere with this pupil's academic work?
1
considerably
2
a fair amount
3
to an average extent only
4
very little
5
not at all
Please comment if relevant
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Taking this pupil's behaviour and relationships with other pupils as a whole, please ring each statement where most appropriate. sensitive or highly strung
0
Not at all
1
Somewhat
2
Very
Taking this pupil's behaviour and relationships with other pupils as a whole, please ring each statement where most appropriate. shy or withdrawn
0
Not at all
1
Somewhat
2
Very
Taking this pupil's behaviour and relationships with other pupils as a whole, please ring each statement where most appropriate. aggressive
0
Not at all
1
Somewhat
2
Very
Taking this pupil's behaviour and relationships with other pupils as a whole, please ring each statement where most appropriate. other namely
1
Somewhat
2
Very
Other
Does this pupil hold any school office or offices?
1
Yes
0
No
What office or offices?
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Does this pupil hold any school society office?
1
Yes
0
No
What society is it?
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What office is it?
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Does this pupil represent the school in any team or teams?
1
Yes
0
No
Is any games office held?
1
Yes
0
No
What it is?
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COMMUNICATION WITH HOME

Have you or other members of the staff had any discussion with the parents in the last 18 months about this pupil's school progress?
1
yes, both parents
2
yes, mother only
3
yes, father only
0
neither
To what extent do the parents take an active interest in this pupil's work and career?
1
Do they give much help, encouragement and advice?
2
a fair amount of help and advice?
3
an average amount of help and advice?
4
little in the way of help and advice?
5
no encouragement or advice?
Please comment if there are any special reasons why the parents are unable to help this pupil
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Have you had communication with the parents in the last 18 months about this pupil's future career?
1
yes, both parents
2
yes, mother only
3
yes, father only
0
neither

ABSENCES

Please give the following details of this pupil's attendance during the last year.

Attendances made by this pupil (1/2 days) Attendances that could have been made (1/2 days)
How manyHow manyHow manyHow many How manyHow manyHow manyHow many
Autumn Term 1961
Spring Term 1962
Summer Term 1962
Please comment if relevant
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THE SIXTH FORM

Is this pupil in the sixth or its equivalent?
1
Yes
0
No
Is this pupil likely to go into the sixth?
1
Yes
0
No
What qualifications are needed to enter the sixth form?
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What sixth form courses are provided? ...)
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Generic text 3
Generic text 4
Generic text 5
How many pupils are there in the sixth forms? ... pupils
How many
How many 13 year olds did you have on General Certificate Courses in your school in the following years? 1958 ... pupils
How many
How many 13 year olds did you have on General Certificate Courses in your school in the following years? 1957 ... pupils
How many
How many 13 year olds did you have on General Certificate Courses in your school in the following years? 1956 ... pupils
How many
How many 13 year olds did you have on General Certificate Courses in your school in the following years? 1955 ... pupils
How many
How many pupils took General Certificate Examinations for the first time in the following years? 1961 ... pupils
How many
How many pupils took General Certificate Examinations for the first time in the following years? 1960 ... pupils
How many
How many pupils took General Certificate Examinations for the first time in the following years? 1959 ... pupils
How many
How many pupils took General Certificate Examinations for the first time in the following years? 1958 ... pupils
How many
How many pupils went to the University in the following years? (1961 ... pupils
How many
How many pupils went to the University in the following years? (1960 ... pupils
How many
How many pupils went to the University in the following years? (1959 ... pupils
How many
How many pupils went to the University in the following years? (1958 ... pupils
How many

GENERAL COMMENT

Does this pupil show any outstanding interest or ability in any curricular or extra- curricular activity?
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Have you any comments to make about the pupil's general attitude at school?
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Have you any further comments to make about factors that may have helped or hindered this pupil's work?
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Position held
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Date
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Name

1962 School Questionnaire