The tripartite system:
The Education act 1944, brought the tripartite system. It was called this because children were selected and allocated to one of 3 different types of secondary schools. These were identified by the 11+ exams, which was taken by every child at 11. These schools were:
Grammar Schools - offered an academic curriculum and access to non manual jobs and to higher education. They were for pupils with academic ability, who passed the 11+. These pupils were mainly middle class.
Secondary Modern Schools - offered a non academic curriculum and access to manual work for pupils who failed the 11+. These people were mainly working class.
Technical Schools - Only existed in a few areas. designed to…