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subjects for which additional marks may be given (being those for which Pupil Teachers and other Candidates for admission to Training Colleges mayf receive special marks) are as follows:

6. Theoretical Mechanics.
7. Applied Mechanics.
8. Acoustics, Light, and Heat.
9. Magnetism and Electricity.
10. Inorganic Chemistry.
11. Organic Chemistry.
14. Animal Physiology.
15. Elementary Botany.

23. Physical Geography,
The numbers prefixed are those which the subjects bear in the Science Directory.

See first Schedule in Ecglish and Scotch Codes of 1875.

DECEMBER, 1876.

Syllabus for Female Candidates.

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.

The Examination for Certificates will commence on Tuesday, the

12th of December, 1876, at 10 A.M.

This Syllabus shows the extent of the examination, but Acting Teachers may obtain Certificates
who can answer plain and simple questions confined to the following subjects ;-

1. English History (leading facts).
2. Geography (elements of, and British).
3. Arithmetic (as far as practice; neat and without failure).
4. English Composition, Spelling, and Parsing.
5. The Management of a School, including, in all cases, questions under Section 3 of the second

year's paper on this subject.
Special attention is directed to the requirements of the Code (Article 19 a) respecting discip-
line, which are as follows:-

“To meet the requirements respecting discipline, the managers and teachers will be expected to
satisfy the Inspector that all reasonable care is taken, in the ordinary management of the school,
to bring up the children in habits of punctuality, of good manners and language, of cleanliness and
neatness, and also to impress upon the children the importance of cheerful obedience to duty, of con-
sideration and respect for others, and of honour and truthfulness in word and act.”

All candidates must pass reasonably well in Reading and Handwriting.

Acting Teachers attending the examination may, at their option, take the papers of the first or second Year. In the former they will find plain and simple questions specially noted for them.

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Teachers of Infants will find questions specially bearing on the Teaching of Infants.

The relative proficiency of the candidates according to examination, and whether they take the papers of the first or second year, is recorded in their certificates.

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*"Excellent' is in every case 25 per cent. above “Good.” § Excludes Candidates from a Certificate. SECOND YEAR..

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Special Subjects for Students.
Teaching.- 100'marks are given for a good report by H. M. Inspector on a Student's practical skill as a
Teacher, failure in which excludes candidates from a certificate.

Music.—30 marks will be assigned for practical skill exhibited in the Musical Inspector's Examination,
failure in which involves exclusion from the Christmas Examination in the Theory of Music.

READING, AND REPETITION FROM MEMORY.

First Year.
To read a passage in prose, and another in verse, with a distinct utterance, due attention to the
punctuation, and just expression. Each student must have learned at least 200 consecutive lines
of poetry from the work selected under Grammar (section 2), some of which she will be called upon
to repeat at the annual inspection of the Training College.

Second Year.
Candidates will be expected to shew improvement in the higher qualities of Reading, such as
expression, modulation of voice, and the correct delivery of long, or involved sentences. Each
student must have learned at least 200 consecutive lines of poetry from the work selected under
Grammar (section 2), in addition to what she has learned in the first year, and will be called upon
to repeat some part at the annual inspection of the Training College.

PENMANSHIP.

First Year. 1. To write a specimen of the penmanship used in setting copies of text hand and small hand. 2. The general character of the writing in the Examination Papers.

Second Year.

As in First Year; but defects more severely visited with loss of marks.
NOTE.-Writing, as taught in schools, is apt to be too small and indistinct. The handwriting which

was generally practised in the early part and middle of the last century was far better than
that now in common use. Pupils should be taught to write a firm, round, legible hand.

SCHOOL MANAGEMENT.

First Yeur.
1. The methods and principles of elementary teaching, generally, and with special reference to
the development of the intelligence of children.

2. Notes of Lessons.

3. To answer questions on the form of, mode of keeping, and making Returns from School
Registers. (Students of the first year, who are proceeding to a second year’s residence, may omit
this part of the paper.)

4. Special subjects for candidates who, coming from, or being about to take, Infant Schools,
desire to obtain special certificates as Teachers of Infants :

a. Method of Teaching Infants, and of conducting an Infant School.
b. Notes of Object Lessons ;-such as common domestic processes; functions of the human

body; common plants, animals, and minerals—their appearance and use.

* Passages taken from the Reading Lesson Books commonly used in schools, may be given in the papers
on all subjects which admit of it, and candidates will be expected to shew how they would explain such
passages to children. Each paper may also contain questions on the method of teaching the elementary parts of
the subject to which it relates.

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