The tripartite system

Basic description and evalutation of the tripartite system 

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  • The tripartite system
    • Introduced by the labour government
    • The three parts of the system
      • Grammar schools; elite, pass the 11+,
      • Technical schools
      • Secondary modern schools
    • Promoted social mobility
      • Did not matter how much money you had.
        • Meritocracy; how hard you worked determined how well you did
    • Criticisms
      • Presumes child peaks at 11
      • 11+ was culturally biased against working class
      • middle/upper class parents privately tutor
      • secondary moderns looked like failures, stigma
      • Marxists say it was a way of putting w/class in their place
  • Introduced by the labour government
  • Grammar schools; elite, pass the 11+,

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