Queen’s Exams in Grant Hall, May 1912

Exams, Grant Hall, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Queen’s University Archives, Lorne Pierce fonds, 2001-68-1.1” and titled “Exams in Grant Hall, May 1912


For Queen’s students, this Thursday marks the end of the exam period. As this photo of the interior of Grant Hall from 1912 shows, very little has changed in 100 years for students in how they write their exams. You can still find students lining up outside Grant Hall waiting to file in for their few feverish hours, and professors and teaching assistants still take their place at the front of the room as proctors. According to the 1912 Queen’s College Calendar, a junior-level English exam required that “in order to pass…legible writing, correct spelling and punctuation, and grammatical construction of sentences are indispensable.

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