HC Deb 27 February 1885 vol 294 c1604

asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council, Whether he will cancel or relax the rule of the Education Department under which pupil teachers, having failed in the examination for Queen's Scholarships at the training colleges, are not allowed to be made acquainted (as is freely done in other cases) with the particular subjects in respect of which they have been unsuccessful?


It has been found impossible to inform the candidates for Queen's Scholarships of the subjects in which they have failed. It is probable that there are about 40,000 papers worked at the half-yearly examinations; and it is obvious that the Department could not undertake to answer questions as to each of them; and I am informed that it would be contrary to the practice of Examining Boards to do so.