Alan was also interested in perspective drawing:
This week's efforts in drawing are not on any better paper … I don't think much really of Miss Gillet's efforts. I remember she did once or twice say something in a vague sort of way about parallel lines being drawn concurrent, but she usually had the slogan 'vertical lines remain vertical' on the tip of her tongue. I wonder how she managed drawing things below her. I have not been doing much by way of drawing bluebells and things like that but mostly perspective.
Mrs Turing wrote to Mrs Morcom:
… Alan has taken up drawing which I was anxious for him to do long ago: I think this is quite likely an inspiration from you. He is quite devoted to you and I think he was just wishing for an excuse to pay you a call when he went up to Town the day after saying 'Goodbye' to you! You were all most awfully good to him, and in many ways opened up a new world to him.… Whenever we were alone he wanted to talk just of Chris and you and Col. Morcom and Rupert.
Alan hoped this summer to gain an improved mark in the Higher Certificate. His name was put down for Pembroke College, Cambridge, which awarded a number of scholarships on Higher Certificate marks alone, although he half-hoped to fail, so that he would have a chance of trying for Trinity. He did fail for he found the mathematics paper much more difficult than in the previous year, and his marks showed no improvement. But Eperson reported:
… I think he has succeeded in improving his style of written work, which is more convincing and less sketchy than last year…