The Tripartite System and Comprehensive Schools

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There was no government and educational policy before when?
The Industrial Revolution (Late 18th Century)
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A minority of the population had access to what?
An education
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Why was an educational workforce required?
Industrialisation (Late 19th Century)
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What happened in 1880?
The state made schooling compulsory from the age of 5-13
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What happened in 1973?
School was made compulsory until the age of 16
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What happened in 2012?
School was made compulsory until 18
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When was the Tripartite System introduced?
1944
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Who was The Tripartite System introduced by?
The Butler Education Act
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Why was it called the Tripartite System?
There were 3 types of schools that children would attend depending on their performance in the 11+ exam.
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What did boys and girls have to score to get into a Grammar School?
Boys- 26 or above Girls- 20 or above
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What did boys and girls have to score to get into a Secondary Modern School?
Boys- 26 or below Girls- 28 or below
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What did boys and girls have to score to get into a Technical Modern School?
Boys- below 26 Girls- Below 28
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What were the issues with the Tripartite System?
Sexist and it advantages the middle class (tutoring)
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When was The Comprehensive System introduced?
From 1995 on wards
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What was abolished when Comprehensive Schools were introduced?
The 11+, Grammar Schools and Secondary Moderns
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What did Comprehensive Schools allow?
Children from the local catchment area
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Children were streamed based on what?
Their general ability
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What are the aims of the Tripartite System?
To educate all to the best of tehir abilities, Britain needed a better educated workforce and all children were entitled to a free state-run education system
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The Tripartite System was meritocratic, what does this mean?
That children received an education based upon their academic ability rather than their financial ability.
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Comprehensive Schools were introduced by which government?
The Labour Government
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What did Comprehensive Schools ensure?
That all students had a similar education regardless of their abilities
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What didn't Comprehensive Schools have?
No entry requirements
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The Tripartite System allowed...
Different ability students to get the support that they required
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The tripartite system meant that...
Resources could be better targeted
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The Tripartite System mean that students are less able to feel what?
Inferior and are less likely to be held back
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The tripartite system also allowed children to be exposed to what?
Different Cultural Traditions
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The Tripartite System says that 80% of students at the age of 11 felt like what?
Failures
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Most children develop after what age?
11
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Why was the Tripartite Exam biased?
It favoured middle class students
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The Tripartite caused divisions between what?
Children from different backgrounds
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What did some children receive through the Tripartite System?
A second class education
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What did comprehensive schools provide?
One education for all
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The comprehensive system brings together?
Children from different social classes
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Why was everyone treated fairly?
Because there was no entrance exam
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What did larger schools mean for the government?
They were cheaper to run
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What does a comprehensive school limit?
The choice that parents had, it meant that children had to attend the local school
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Who can't rise to the grammar school standard?
Bright working class students
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The government have done what to education?
'Dumb down'
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What does streaming divide children by?
Their ability
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What are some social catchments?
More middle class than others- social mixing
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