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Meritocracy: (Equality of opportunity) the people who achieve the best based on ability get the
best rewards.

Essentially everyone sits the same exams, even though there are multiple exam boards the
difficulty should be the same across all exams.
This would therefore allow for equal measurement…

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Class sizes for five, six and seven year olds were to be reduced to 30 or under. Funding
would be provided to enable LEAs to meet this target;
At least an hour a day in primary schools would be spent on English and an hour on…

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now to be designated 'beacon schools'. Unlike the EAZs, EiC operated through the traditional
channels of Whitehall, LEA and school.

73 large EAZs were eventually set up, but in 2001 two reports by the National Audit Office and
the Institute of Public Policy Research suggested that…

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However, after age of 16yrs hard to measure if all children are in education.

Central aspects of the 1988 Education Act were the introduction of league tables to create
competition between schools as well as a ranking system. Marketization for parents was a result
of the…

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The Beacon Schools Programme:

Identified high performing schools across England.
Share effective practices in other schools to raise standards.
Appearance of been given a higher status would increase the attractiveness of the school.
However, this would mean that more middle class parents would send their children…


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