Commencing with the Leaving Certificate Examination, 1959, pupils seeking admittance to the University of Sydney will be required to pass in five Matriculation subjects including English and a major Foreign Language or History. Candidates who do not take Mathematics must take one Science subject.
Options open to candidates would be:
(a) five subjects, including English and a Major Foreign Language and Mathematics or Science;
(b) five subjects, including English and Mathematics and History or an approved Foreign Language other than those listed as major Foreign Languages (Latin, Greek, French, German, Italian and Hebrew).
NOTE:-In the Leaving Certificate Examination, 1959, Geography will be regarded as a science, but as from the Leaving Certificate, 1960 it will be excluded from the sciences and regarded as a humanity for the purpose of matriculation to the University of Sydney.
It should be noted that this applies only to the University of Sydney. Neither the University of New England, nor the N.S.W. University of Technology has amended their requirements.