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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 70

(a) First Introduction of Class Subjects

(a) First Introduction of Class Subjects.

When the Institute was first formed, the whole of the subjects of instruction were, treated as individual or pass subjects. In 1885, at the suggestion of the Institute, the principle of class examination was first introduced into the syllabus. The Secretary of the Institute drew up a full statement of all the reasons that could be advanced in favour of class examination, and sent it to the Minister for Education, Sir R. Stout. In the first place, the important principle was extended to history only, and in part to geography.