1. The 1870 Education Act tried to ensure
- that some basic education became avaliable to all children from the ages of 5 to 11
- all students had an equal chance to develop talents and abilites
- children's ability was tested
- children went to grammar schools
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2. What is not an advantage of independent schools?
- Ensures some form of basic education is avaliable for all children
- Resources and facilites are often better than comprehensives
- Classes are smaller and so students recieve more attention from the teacher
- Parental input is high in terms of fees, support and expectations
3. What is meant by social control?
- teaching acceptance of rules and authority
- teaching skills for work
- choosing the most able people for the most important jobs
- teaching norms and values
4. What don't school league tables do?
- Allow parents to make comparisions between schools more easily
- Provide information about the performance of schools
- Test a child's ability
- Create more competition between schools
5. What isn't an advantage of comprehensive schools?
- More academically able students are held back by the less able particulary in mixed ability groups
- They cater for children of all abilities
- They are larger schools so more subjects and more facilities are avaliable
- Social barriers are broken down as children of all abilities and from different social classes attend the same school and mix