|The Time Table
Pete Currell (June 2002)
Don't ask me how or why this thought lodged itself in my
brain....nothing much else does these days!! I suddenly remembered
the dreaded 6 day timetable. Do you recall this? It was a system
designed to confuse everyone, staff included! Each week 1 day of
the 6 was missed out, so if Monday was day 1 then day 6 was
omitted that week. This meant that the next week started with
Monday as day 6, with day 5 being omitted. The following Monday
became day 5 with day 4 being omitted, and so on....confused?
I remember they had to put a small daily notice outside the
dining hall to remind everyone what day it was. I can, also,
remember being totally p****d off when our double games lesson
fell on the day which didn't appear that week, but on the other
hand quite pleased when it was a maths lesson.
I think this idea was brought about to embrace the ever increasing
number of options, and combinations of A levels....but I'm not
Can you shed any further light on the issue?