chapter  6
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Secondary School Curriculum, 1907-1939

This desire for variety within the secondary school curriculum, and in particular for the introduction of a measure of vocational training was reflected in the Reports and Regulations of the Board. In 1907 the detailed control of the curriculum which had been instituted in 1904 was relaxed. The school was still expected to provide instruction in a number of subjects including-'unless by special dispensation in exceptional cases'-at least one foreign language, but the rules laying down the minimum amount of time to be spent on these subjects were withdrawn. Instead the Board hoped to see 'large variation and flexibility' in the content of the curriculum 'according to the requirements of the area and the aim which the school sets before itself'.