Aberdare Boys Grammar School

Letter about Fourth Year Options, 1957

from Alwyn Griffiths

school building

Towards the end of Form 3, it was time for a pupil and his parents to decide what subjects would be studied for GCE Ordinary Level. The School would issue a letter to parents with the available choices. If a pupil went into 4A, he could do a maximum of one science subject, whereas in 4 alpha he could do a maximum of three.

Alwyn chose 4 alpha. In case you cannot read them, two of the option groups in the right column were as follows: Latin or Technical Drawing; Biology or Geology or Scripture Knowledge or Woodwork. The normal number of subjects taken forward was eight, although some boys took an extra one by special arrangement.

Letter of Offer page 1