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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..

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.

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and another in verse, with a distinct utterance, due attention to the To read a passage prose, 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.

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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 Year.

the development of the intelligence of children. 2. Notes of Lessons. 1. The methods and principles of elementary teaching, generally, and with special reference to

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.)

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

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 the subject to which it relates. 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

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Second Year.

1. To teach a class in the presence of the inspector. †

2. To answer questions in writing on the following subjects:

a. The different methods of organizing an elementary school.

b. The form of, the mode of keeping, and of making Returns from School Registers.

3. Questions connected with moral discipline, as affecting the character and conduct of children. Note.--Only a per-centage of the marks for these exercises will be given in the case of those students (of the second year) † who do not present a certificate, signed by the mistress of the practising school or other officer responsible for the practical instruction of the students in the art of teaching, and countersigned by the superintendent of the Training College, stating that they are satisfied with the aptitude and proficiency of the candidates as practical teachers.

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1. Parsing and Analysis of simple sentences.

2. An explanation in clear and simple language of a passage from Goldsmith, or Scott (alternative).
The examples for these exercises will be taken in 1876 from the first Canto of The Lady of the Lake,
and from Goldsmith's Traveller and Deserted Village (together). One only of the authors named may
be selected by candidates.

3. To write plain prose upon a given subject.

1. Parsing and analysis of sentences.

Second Year.

2. An explanation in clear and simple language of a passage from Wordsworth or Milton (alternative).

+ Students of the second year who are to be examined on the papers of the first year (Article 105) must teach a class, and present a certificate of practical skill like other students of the second year. Students seeking to pass under Article 87 (6) must also teach a class, and present a certificate of practical skill.

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first book of Wordsworth's Excursion. The examples for these exercises will be taken in 1876 from Paradise Lost, Bk. I., and from the candidates. One only of the authors named may be selected by

3. To write plain prose upon a given subject.

GEOGRAPHY.‡

First Year.

1. Elementary knowledge of the shape, size, and motions of the Earth, and of the distribution of land and water upon its surface.

2. The physical and political geography of Great Britain and Ireland.

3. Map drawing, confined to this subject.

Second Year.

1. The British Empire and its dependencies. 2. The physical and political geography of Europe. 3. Map drawing, confined to these subjects.

HISTORY.*

First Year.

Elementary facts and general outline to the accession of the Tudors.

Second Year.

Elementary facts and general outline from the accession of the Tudors to the present time.
The papers will contain questions on the history of Scotland.

No questions will be set except such as can be answered from text books in common use.

*All questions set will be such as can be answered from text books in common use, except that the final section will embrace subjects respecting the progress of the country, and the national changes in food, clothes, dwellings,

Locomotion, &c.

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