These examination papers were kindly sent to me by Pam Cruise and were taken by her Uncle Alfred Edward Audas. The certificates gained by Alfred are shown in another biography on this web site. After graduating he worked as a draughtsman at ICI in Warrington (NW England). I am very grateful to Pam for her generosity.
An uncle to be proud of.
Below are examples of ULCI examination papers taken by Alfred for 1939, and 1940 for English, Practical Drawing, Practical Mathematics and Science. It is interesting and fascinating to note the content, the standard, the wording and the practical bias of the papers.
(A recent report in England showed the dramatic decline in standards in mathematics over the past decades e.g. a grade B currently awarded for GCE ‘A’ level in Mathematics would have gained an E grade 50 years ago.)
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Union of Lancashire and Cheshire Institutes: Preparatory Senior Technical Course 1st Year in 1939 for English, Practical Drawing and Science:
Union of Lancashire and Cheshire Institutes: Preparatory Senior Technical Course 2nd Year in 1940 for Science, Practical Drawing and Practical Mathematics:
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