Maths was probably the most feared of all GCE ’O’ Levels. It is hard to believe looking at this example now how it could have created any level of dread!
If you are slightly confused by the lack of Calculus – there were two Joint Matriculation Syllabuses, ‘A’ and ‘B’. The latter, shown here, was for Secondary Modern schools that allowed GCE examination. Grammar Schools took Syllabus ‘A’ which also included differentiation, integration, curve-fitting and maxima/minima (dy/dx = 0).