Suzi's Educational Timeline

  • Butler Act 1944

    The Butler Act 1944 (named after the Conservative Minister R.A. Butler) redesigned the education system in a huge way, offering free education to all. It split schools down into primary and secodary, and introduced the three types of schools (Grammar, Secondary Modern and Secondary Tecnical schools). The Act also introduced the 11 plus examinations to determine which school children would go to. The school leaving age was also raised to 15.
  • The Crowther Report

    The report recommended the school leaving age be raised to 16, and a recommendation for the introduction of more sixth form courses, other than just A levels.
  • The Plowden Report, 1967

    The Plowden Report, 1967
    The Plowden Report looked at primary school education with the belief of learning being influenced by environmental factors. It also states that children are individual and develop at their own rate in the following areas: physcial, intellectual and emotional.
  • School leaving age raised to 16

  • Sex Discrimination Act, 1975

    Sex Discrimination Act, 1975
  • Special Education Act

    This act looked at redefining special needs children from handicapped to special education needs. It also says that pupils who can be education in a normal mainstream school if all of their needs can be met there.
  • Introduction of Vocational Courses (NVQs)

    Introduction of Vocational Courses (NVQs)
    More work based courses were rolled out in colleges to train the workforce for more skilled jobs. However, in 1986 this was also spread into schools. These types of courses played a huge part in my education, as many of my qualifications from higher education are vocational.
  • Abolishment of Corporal Punishment

    Abolishment of Corporal Punishment
    Corporal punishmet in schools was abolished in the UK.
  • The day I was born

    On this day i was born.
  • Education Reform Act, 1988

    Education Reform Act, 1988
    The Education Reform Act was brought in with 4 main aspects: 1) To introduce a National Curriculum and Key Stages for pupils aged 5-16. 2) To introduce national tests at ages 7, 11 and 14. 3) To give schools the option to move away from local authority and move to central government control. 4) To introduce school league tables
  • Introduction of GCSE's

    Introduction of GCSE's
    This year saw the O levels and GCEs being replaced by GCSE qualifications.
  • Started Primary School

    I started full time at primary school. At this point, school uniform was not compulsary for any pupils throughout the school.
  • Oftsed

    Oftsed
    This year saw the establishment of Ofsted. It was set up to inspect schools, and to make sure that they were providing a valuable educational experience.
  • Moseley Park received specialist technology college status

    Shorltly before starting Moseley Park, they became a specialist in College in Technology.
  • Compulsary school uniform

    When i entered year 5, school uniform was made compulsary for all pupils throughout the school, including the nursery half-day classes. This was done to give the school and image, and also they boughed to pressure, as the primary school is located in one of the least wealthy areas of Wolverhampton.
  • Started Secondary School

    Started Secondary School
    I started my secondary education in 1998. Being a very introvert person, i found it very difficult adjusting. My ICT lessons in year 7 were not taken as seriously as they are nowadays. I was taught ICT by my headmaster at the school. French and German was also compulsary for years 7 and 8. There was very little cross curriculum ICT taught.
  • Year 10 options

    As i entered Year 10 new forms of qualifications were being heavily introduced into my school. These were vocational courses known as GNVQ's. I took Business & Finance which resulted in the equivalent of 4 GCSE's for a 2 GCSE timetable.
  • Sixth Form

    I attended sixth form at my secondary school. Here i took A Levels in ICT and Business & Finance (both vocational courses) and AS levels in Economics and General Studies. The vocational courses by this point had changed slightly and were known as AVCE courses instead of GNVQ's.
  • Every Child Matters

    Every Child Matters
    Looks at giving children all the support that they need in order to:
  • University of Wolverhampton

    University of Wolverhampton
    I started my Computing for Business course in 2005 at the University of Wolverhampton.
    University life was very much new to me as I had not previously been to college and was not used to the more casual way of learning. These were some of my most favourite years of my life to date.
  • Graduation

    Graduation
    I graduated from University with a 2.1
  • Start of PGCE

    On this day i officially started my PGCE Secondary course.