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The education system was set up in 1945.
Consisted of 3 types of schools Grammar, Secondary
Moderns + Technical.
Intended to be equal for all but favoured middle class
Popular with many parents.
In most of Britain was changed to comprehensive schools in
All children sat the 11+ test Results determined which school
the child would be allocated to.
Most academic Grammar Schools
Less academic Secondary Modern Schools
Only those who attended Grammar Schools could sit exams +
go to college.
Secondary moderns schools taught subjects like needlework +
1965, an unpopular Labour government decided that
Education authorities should prepare for Comprehensive
Teaching children of all abilities in a single school.
Some areas accepted this, whilst other did not that is why
some Grammar schools still exist today.
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The New Right
1979, Margaret Thatcher took power. Conservative
This government identified with a set of beliefs called The New
Believes that no rules are need for society because economic
factors can be relied on.
This impacted schools the New Right believed the schools
could only improve if they were encouraged to be competitive
with each other for pupils.…read more