My Educational Time Line

By sq123
  • The Education Act - Butler

    The Education Act - Butler
    Conservative politician R.A. Butler
    Secondary education made complusary to 15 & free
    Introduced Tripartite System
    11 plus examination which determined which school you atteneded
    - Grammar
    - Technical
    - Modern Schools
    Based on report Norwood Committee (1943) The act meant that women and the working class were educated and had the oppertunity to go into higher education.
  • O levels Introduced

    O levels Introduced
    GCE O-level was originally introduced in England, Wales and O-level was the normal examination for sixteen-year-olds in grammar schools. Some higher-performing students in secondary modern schools also took O-level.
    Replaced the school certificate
  • Cetificate of Secondary Education (CSE)

    The Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) was a school-leaving qualification from 1965 to 1987.
    CSE courses and examinations were designed for students who were not thought likely to pass the O-levels. There were five pass grades in its grading system ranging from grades 1 to 5. CSE grade 1 was equivalent to an O-level pass
  • Plowden Report

    Plowden Report
    The report reccommeded that in primary schools there should be a child- centered approach to education (each child an individual)
    There should be more male teachers.
    It also stated that corporial punishment shouldnt be used on primary school children.
  • School leaving age raised to 16

    School leaving age raised to 16
    Children had to stay in school until 16.
    Schools were given temporary buildings to house their new final year. These became known as ROSLA (Raising school leaving age) buildings
    Delivered as self assembly packs. Although not designed for long-term use, many schools continued using them.
    There is also belife that the school leaving age is increased at times when the government wants to reduce the number of young people seeking employment.
  • Sex Discrimination Act

    Sex Discrimination Act
    Discrimination on the grounds of sex became Illegal
    (Some schools were giving a different curriculum to females)
  • Race Relations Act

    Discrimination on the grounds of Race became illegal
  • Swann Report 1985

    Education for all.
    Government report that wanted a multicultural education system aimed at all schools.
    This meant ignoring issues such as locations, age-ranges and ethnicity of staff/pupils.
  • GCSE's Introduced

    GCSE's Introduced
    General Certificate of Secondary Education
    It replaced the Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) and GCE Ordinary Level (O-Level) examination.
    It meant that new methods for assessing learning took place such as coursework.
    Applies to core subjects and ICT, a MFL and D&T technolgoies.
    Over the years it has been criticised for being too easy.
    Graded A*-C, C-F (two tiers)
  • Education Reform Act

    Education Reform Act
    Most importnat piece of act since the Butler Act 1944
    The national curriculum was introduced. English, Maths & science taught up until age 16.
    Key stages were placed at the end of primary school (key stage 2) and secondary school (key stage 3 & 4) These were exam accessed.
    I started in nursery in this year.
    Grant maintained schools introduced.
    League tables introduced.
    Parents could chose which school they wanted their child to attend.
  • Stanley Grove Nursery School

    Stanley Grove Nursery School
    Added on after the primary and secondary school was built.
    Many ethnic minorties.
    Moved from Blackburn to Manchester one week before i attended the nursery.
  • Stanley Grove Junior School

    Stanley Grove Junior School
    Stanley Grove School was founded in 1903.
    There were two classes in every year and they were mixed ability.Teachers usually had groups of same ability children sat with each other.
    Very teacher focused learning.
    This meant that certain groups were given more attention then others.
  • Education Student Loan Act - 1990

    Education Student Loan Act - 1990
    Students could recieve loans for maintenance and they became repayable when the student earned 85 percent of the national wage.
    This is important as it meant that students from less advantaged backgrounds had a chance to achieve qualifications that werent previously possible.
    I wouldnt have been able to go onto higher education without such help.
  • Further and Higher Education Act

    Further and Higher Education Act
    This act made sure that Higher Education courses were all unified and would all compete for funding for teaching and research.
    The important aspect of this act changed polytechnic universities to take titles of a university. They could provide degree courses.
    E.G Manchester Polytechnic to MMU University
  • Stanley Grove Primary School

    Stanley Grove Primary School
    Stanley Grove School was founded in 1903.
    Working class area populated by ethnic minorities.
    There were two classes in every year and they were mixed ability.Teachers usually had groups of same ability children sat with each other.
    Only two male teachers in primary school.
    Also very teacher centre learning.
    Wasnt given any homework.
    Participated in school field day which took place in a field the school owned.
    I did have the chance to play the violin for two years.
  • Further Education & Higher Education Act

    Further Education & Higher Education Act
    Allowed polytechnics to become universities
    changes to funding and administration

    Office for Standards in Education.
    Given the job to improve standards in education in England.
    Ofsted was formed under the Education (Schools) Act 1992.
    Prior to 1992, schools were inspected by Local Education Authority (LEA)-employed inspectors.
    Monitored the quality of schools and the teaching standards.
    Created competiton amoungst schools as they appeared in league tables.
    Ofsted inspected both primary and secondary schools that i attended.
  • Dearing Report 1993

    Dearing Report 1993
    Curriculum slimmed down.
    Time given to test should be reduced.
    20% of teaching time should be made free for the school to use.
    Key stage 4 : History, Art, Music and Geography made optional.
    Teachers spent time on marking and exams then teachers
  • Levenshulme High School - Girls School

    Levenshulme High School - Girls School
    Levenshulme High School for Girls was founded in 1929. The education Act in 1902 stated that it was the councils responsibility to give all children education. Manchester didnt provide free school places until the 1920s.
    Each year group had six form groups and were moved up each year. In the first year we were taught in mixed ability classes with out form groups. In the second year we were put into set groups depending on results from the first year. Language college in 1998.
  • 1997 Education Act - Careers Education etc

    1997 Education Act - Careers Education etc
    This made sure that all pupils in key stage 3 and 4 were taught some sort of programme regarding careers education.
    This isnt inculded in the national curriculum however it is a statutory requirement.
    Also Key stage 1 class sizes were reduced to 30.
    No more funding for the extra teachers needed to reduce class size.
    Assisted Places scheme Abolished.
  • Dearing Report 1997

    Dearing Report 1997
    Recommended that tutition fees for higher education should be abolished and students should take out low interest loans instead.
  • Connecting the Learning Society: national grid for learning published

    Connecting the Learning Society: national grid for learning published
    ICT revolutions in schools.
    Schools/collages to connect to internet by 1998.
    Technology used for teacher planning and learning resource.
    Pupils can download various materials to help with studies.
    Teacher education acknowledged as an important task.
  • Tuition Fee

    Tuition Fee
    As recommeded in the Dearing report, tuition fees were introduced and loans could be taken out to help pay for them.
  • Learning to Suceed : A New Framework for Post - 16 Learning

    Learning to Suceed : A New Framework for Post - 16 Learning
    Known also as the White paper
    Contained ideas to produce a society that had lifelong centralised learning.
    The main features inculded providing EMA for working class families an key skills so young people were encouraged to stay in education until 19.
  • Learning and Skills bill

    Many of the recommendations in the 'Learning to Suceed' paper were inculded in the bill.
  • Introduction to A/S level

    Introduction to A/S level
    In 2001, a revision called Curriculum 2000 split the A-level into two parts, the AS (Advanced Subsidiary) and A2 examinations. Typically students enter for 4 or 5 AS exams after one year, and then take between 2 and 4 A2 exams at the end of the second year. AS and A2 performance is aggregated to give an A-level grade
    Meant i was given the chance to try out another subject, Bilology. Enjoyed it however found it hard to juggle all the subjects so dropped it after the first year.
  • Ridge Danyers Sixth form College

    Ridge Danyers Sixth form College
    Modern campuses in Cheadle and Marple the College offers a wide range of academic, vocational and work-based courses for school leavers of all abilities and ambitions.
    Studied A levels in History, IT and Psychology. AS Biology.
    Studied Key Skills
    Collage community
    Good Ofsted report
    Good teaching standards - Both teacher centered and student centered.
  • Manchester Metropolitan University

    Manchester Metropolitan University
    Originally a polytechnic university in 1970, it changed to a university in 1992. MMU is the seventh most popular university in terms of applications in the UK.
    The painter L. S. Lowry attended the art school in the years after the First World War.
    I studied HND Computing as my A Level results werent as good as i expected.
    The SLC paid for my tuition fees.
  • Every Child Matters

    Every Child Matters
    In 2003, the Government published a Green Paper called Every Child Matters .
    In 2004 the Children Act 2004 became law.
    The legislation makes sure that all children under 19 are protected. This is done by promoting -
    be healthy
    stay safe
    enjoy and achieve
    make a positive contribution
    achieve economic well-being
    ECM is now incorporated in schools and teachers have a duty to carry out these policies where ever possible.
  • Manchester Metropolitan University

    Manchester Metropolitan University
    After completing my HND i was able to apply for a degree at the university. I studied Bsc Hons Mobile Computer Technology. i was the only other girl on the course.
    I obtained a 2:1
  • University Of Wolverhampton

    University Of Wolverhampton
    Majority of undergraduates are from a undergraduate a background.
    Founded in 1969 as a polytechnic and granted university status in 1992.
    Education department at the walsall campus in the league tables for producing students of high calibre at PGCE level.
    This helped me reach a decision on applying to this university.