19 JULY 1957, Page 30


SIR,-1 am sure Mr. A. D. C. Peterson is right. The way to cure over-specialisation in the sixth form is not to make a boy do some subjects properly for three-fifths of his time and others superficially for the remaining two-fifths; but to ensure that he spends all his time in thorough study of more diversified subjects.

But in that case I should be grateful for some help from Mr. Peterson with my timetable. If Latin, Greek, English, History, French, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology are all to be taught at different times so that a boy may do two or three of each, then I shall need 80 periods in a week.—Yours faithfully,