The 5th year began in September 1975. Summer term began on 28 April and finished on 23 July 1976.
For some of us this was the end of the journey as we went on to pastures new outside the College. The College calendar for the Summer term is reproduced below.
As can be seen there was a trip to Berlin (27 May -
Sports fixtures for the Summer term of 1976 appear below:
'O' levels were preceded by mock exams which we sat in the Spring term. The following are the average marks from Form 5M reflecting the subjects I took at this time:
Subject Exam Average
The average age for Form 5C in the Autumn of 1975 was 15 years 10 months; in the Spring of 1976 it was 16 years 1 month.
The Summer term saw us sweating through 'O' levels, which we sat from 7 June -
Whilst here is the end of year school photo for 1976 (click on the image below to view a larger photograph):
The "At Sixes and Sevens" introductory course (9 and 12 July) was designed to give those of us who had decided to stay on into the Sixth Form an idea of what to expect. The programme was the same for each day, but with different Senior Tutor Groups attending.