The following references have proved useful in writing this history of technical and commercial examinations. A far more comprehensive set of references can to be found on the book references on the chapter for the History of Technical Education. I will continue to update. April 2017 Abbott, A. ‘Education for Industry and Commerce in England’…. Read more »
The History of Technical and Commercial Examinations
A Advanced level (GCE).
AA Advanced Apprenticeship
The last chapter will be less concerned with the history of examinations but will focus on the latest government proposals to reform the examination system including technical and commercial examin
The 1944 Education Act
The 1944 Education Act has been more fully described in the history of technical education but it obviously had implications for not only technical education sector
Board of Education Examinations
Following the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Secondary Education (1895) a series of reforms were introduced over the next few years that had im
The chapter continues to describe the developments to the end of the 19th century.
Chapters 2 and 3 will describe the beginnings of technical and commercial examinations in England up to the end of the 19th century.
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Introduction and Background.
This first chapter will provide a brief introduction and some general background to the topic.