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Moffatt's Scholarshiy uswers.
REMARKS AND INSTRUCTIONS.
1. DATE OF EXAMINATION. • An examination of candidates for admission into training colleges is annually held at each college, (see 6), commencing on the first Wednesday after the 2nd of July.” See New Code, Article 91.
(Intending candidates would do well to obtain a copy of the New Code from the publishers of this work, price 2 d.; post free, 3 d.)
2. SUBJECTS OF EXAMINATION. In addition to the list given in the index, candidates will be examined in Reading; and Needlework will be required of female candidates.
Candidates who have passed in any one of certain specified science subjects will receive additional marks. Read carefully the following extract from the first schedule of the New Code :
A paper will be set at the examination of candidates for admission to training schools in (1) Latin; (2) Greek; (3) French ; (4) German.
This paper will contain grammatical questions and easy passages for translation into English.
Marks will also be given to any candidate who, at one of the examinations held in May of each year by the Department of Science and Art, has taken a first class in the elementary stage, or passed in the advanced stage, of one of the following subjects : viz., (5) Mechanics ; (6) Chemistry ; (7) Animal Physiology ; (8) Acoustics, Light and Heat; (9) Magnetism, Electricity; (10) Physiography; (11) Botany.
Candidates may obtain marks at the admission examination for any one (but not more) in each group (1 to 4, and 5 to 11) of these eleven subjects.
In Music, additional marks will be given to candi. dates who pass the following examination in practical skill :
1. Sounding single notes, or passages of two or more notes, in a given scale, from dictation; or, naming such notes sounded by the examiner.
2. Sol-faing, or reading without musical intonation, a unison passage of one or more measures, in time; or, giving the time names of such measure, or measures, recited by the examiner.
The examination in Euclid extends to the end of Book II. ; the Mensuration is of plane surfaces only, and the Algebra takes in quadratic equations.
At the admission to Training Colleges (Art. 91), marks will be given to candidates who have been pupil teachers for their practical skill in teaching. (Footnote to First Schedule.)
3. ADMISSION TO EXAMINATION. The candidates for admission are selected, and admitted to the examination, by the authorities of each college on their own responsibility, subject to no other conditions, on the part of the Education Department, than that the candidates
(a) Intend bonâ fide to adopt and follow the profession of elementary teacher (1) in schools under Government inspection, or (2) in the Army or Royal Navy, or (3) within Great Britain, in Poor Law Schools, or (4) in. certified Industrial Schools, or (5) in certified Reformatories.
(b) Having been pupil-teachers, have successfully completed their engagement.
(c) Not having been pupil-teachers, will be more than eighteen years of age on the 1st of January next following the date of the examination. This applies also to pupil-teachers who have had their indentures cancelled during their apprenticeship, without discredit to themselves, and for reasons approved by the Education Department. There are several colleges that require candidates seeking admission into them to be examined in Religious Knowledge. The authorities of each college are allowed to settle their own terms of admission, and therefore candidates must ascertain, before the examination, whether they will be expected to take a paper in Religious Knowledge.
Intending candidates having selected the college they prefer to enter if successful, should write to the principal stating their wish, and ask for information respecting entrance-fee, etc. As several colleges charge a fee upon admission, it is as well that candidates should be clear upon this point. The applicant generally receives a printed form containing the college regulations and terms, and another form to be filled up and returned to the principal. If the reply is satisfactory the applicant's name is entered on the college list, and nothing more can be done till the day of the examination, of the date of which every candidate is informed.
In the great majority of cases the candidates sit for examination at the college where their names are entered; but arrangements can often be made for permission to sit at some college not so far distant as the one chosen for admission; and where the privilege is accorded, great expense in the matter of travelling may be saved to the candidate.
4. RESULTS OF EXAMINATION, The successful candidates are arranged in three classes in order of merit. A place in the third class qualifies for employment as an Assistant Teacher (Art. 79), but not for admission to a training college, or for a provisional certificate (Art. 60). The list will probably be issued by the Education Department about the beginning of November. The candidates are informed of the result by the authorities of the training college where they bave been examined.
It often happens that successful candidates cannot be admitted into the training colleges they desire to enter. On ascertaining this fact, application should be at once made to the principals of the other training colleges.
Successful candidates who cannot gain admission to any training college, may serve as assistant teachers in public elementary schools.
5. ADMISSION TO A TRAINING COLLEGE. Successful candidates, when admitted into a training college, are termed “Queen's Scholars," Art. 96, New Code.
Before being finally admitted, “the medical officer of the college must certify the state of their health to be satisfactory, and that they are free from serious bodily defect or deformity; and they must sign a declaration signifying their intention conformably to Art. 93 (a)." New Code, Art. 97.
Queen's Scholars are entitled to gratuitous board, lodging, washing, tuition, and medical attendance during two years' residence in the training colleges, except during the usual college vacations. In some colleges a portion of the student's travelling expenses is repaid ; and in some colleges exhibitions are awarded to the most diligent and successful students. Misconduct may forfeit these advantages and cause expulsion. Books and stationery must be provided at the expense of the Queen's Scholar.