The sixth-form curriculum, 1917-1944
There was a consensus of opinion about the nature and scope of sixth-form work. Some degree of specialization was essential. This had to be supplemented by more general studies. The Higher Certificate was a valuable servant, but a dangerous master because it imposed on many an unsuitably heavy burden of academic work. This was especially true of those sixth formers not going on to some form of higher education; they needed separate provision.