Class: Internal Factors; Marketisation and Selection

What do schools operate within?
A wider education system whose policies affect the process we have already studied
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What do these policies include?
Marketisation and selection
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What did Marketisation bring in?
A funding formula, exam league tables and competition
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How has marketisation affected popular schools?
Due to them having high league tables, they have more students, so they get more money for the school
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How has marketisation affected unpopular schools?
They have low league tables, so they have less students, which means they receive less money for their school
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What did Gillborn and Youdell study?
The A*-C economy and the educational triage
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What is the A*-C economy linked to?
Publishing league tables
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What do schools need as many pupils to get?
A*-C at GCSE
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Therefore, schools ration their time, effort and resources to focus on what?
Only those students who they believe will get a grade C or above
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What is this process called?
Triage
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What is setting?
Based on ability
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What is streaming?
Splitting into groups
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What is cream skimming?
Selecting higher ability pupils, who gain the best results and cost less to teach
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What is silt shifting?
Off loading pupils with learning difficulties, who are expensive to teach and get poor results
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