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What percentage of people attended Secondary Modern Schools?
70%
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What percentage of people attended Grammar schools?
20%F
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What subjects did girls generally have to take?
Needlework, home economics and 'mothercraft'.
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What subjects did boys generally have to take?
Woodwork and metalwork.
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After what event did Television ownership take off?
Queen Elizabeth's coronation in 1953.
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How many TV licences were issue in 1947 compared to 1960?
1947- 15,000 but 1960- 10.5 million.
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From 1950 to 1959 how much had cinema admissions fallen?
1950: 1.4 billion cinema admissions per year. 1959: 515million.
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What was one of the biggest change for people post war?
The construction of blocks of flats to house those who had lived in urban slums.
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At what age dud most working-class girls leave school at in the 1950s?
15.
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What percentage of undergraduate students were women in the 1960s?
25%
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How many women were still teenagers when they got married?
A third.
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Why was there so much immigration into Britain in the 1950s?
Shortage of labour, Law (1948 British Nationality Act- all people living in the common wealth British citizens), recruitment campaigns by British firms, Immigrants ambitions/views of Britain " mother country", Encouragement and support for immigrants
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When did the SS Empire Windrush dock at Tilbury docks?
22nd June 1948.
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Where did many of the men spend there first few days?
Canvas tents at a camp in Clapham- they received free food and water.
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Where did many men move?
Brixton where they found cheap lodgings.
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What issues did the public have with immigrants?
Their exotic accents and music but the main issue was the colour of their skin.
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In 1957 what was the British government concerned of?
White flight and segregation in some of Britain's major towns and cities.
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What did some trade unions complain about?
Immigrants taking jobs from whites by accepting lower wages.
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What were 'Teddy Boy' gangs angry with immigrants for?
Taking their women.
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What did some politicians argue was the reason immigrants were coming to Britain?
For generous welfare benefits.
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What could be seen outside many accommodations?
No Blacks.
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How many youths fought in Nottingham on the 23rd August 1958?
Almost 1,000 white and black youths. Sparked by a white woman being attacked by a black partner.
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How many immigrants returned to the Caribbean in the late 1950s.
More than 4,000.
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How many more resources did grammar schools have in comparison to secondary modern schools?
3 times as many.
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What percentage of students took O-levels?
Only the top 20%.
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What did the new CSE exam ensure?
That more students left school with qualifications.
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How many students went to university in 1970 compared to 1960?
9% went in 1970 compared to only 5% in 1960.
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What was white collar work?
Jobs in offices or in the service sector.
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What was blue collar work?
Jobs in industry and manufacturing.
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Why did blue collar work decline?
Due to industrialisation (mechanisation).
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Why was there a growth of white-collar work?
Higher disposable income- increased demand for goods, government increased spendings on health and education, difficult to mechanise white collar jobs.
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What year was the Equal Pay Act?
1970
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When did the equal pay act stop being voluntary for businesses?
1975
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What was the Sex Discrimination Act (1975)?
MAde it illegal to treat workers of one gender less favourably.
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What was the Employment Protection Act (1975)?
Made it illegal to sack women because they were pregnant.
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How many states of emergency were called between 1970- 1973?
5
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Workers had to work a three day week as businesses were forced to use electricity on only three consecutive days per week. How many workers were sent home?
800,000
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IN 1973 another three day week was called, how long did this one last?
Two months.
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Why did the miners go on strike in 1974?
Higher inflation and the oil crisis led to higher wage demands. When the miners wage demands weren't met they went on strike.
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BBC was the only television broadcaster until when?
1955
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IN 1979 what percentage of TVs were sets were colour?
70%
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