Education TimeLine - Ryan Perrens 0623370 TE3102

  • Education Act of 1944

    Education Act of 1944
    This act was introduced to create a common ground within the educational system, offering free and compulsory education to 15 and up to 18 if they wished to carry on within education. It involved the establishing of the three stages of education primary, secondary and further education, and the introduction of 11+ exams which would determine what school some pupils would go to. They also split the school into Grammar, Secondary modern and technical Schools.
  • introduction of GCE (General Certificate of Education)

    introduction of GCE (General Certificate of Education)
    The introduction of both A-Levels and O-Levels
  • The Crowther Report

    The Crowther Report
    The report was a review of the current education for 15-19 yr olds. It recommended that the school leaving age was raised to 16 and the introduction of more 6th form courses, rather than just A Levels. Sixth form was primarily the only way to get into University; and needed more attention, as a wealth of talented people were not opting to go into sixth form.
  • Introduction of CSE (Certificate of Secondary Education)

    Introduction of CSE (Certificate of Secondary Education)
    The Secondary school examinations board introduced the a new certificate called CSE (Certificate of Secondary Education)
  • The Newson Report

    The Newson Report
    The Newsom report provided statistical data of the reading test scores for pupils age 13 to 16, it found that most school where falling, with many pupils at an average level or below. Secondary schools were found to be seriously deficient, and grammar schools had better results, this was most likely because grammar schools had more funding than Secondary schools.
  • Circular 10/65

    Circular 10/65
    The labour government indicated that they wanted to get rid of 11-plus, allowing all students the opportunity to go to which secondary school they want to go to. They also looked at secondary schools as a whole, making sure there was no separation between them.
  • The plowden Report

    The plowden Report
    Since the removal of 11plus primary schools were recommended to review the principles of what Plowden suggested and this was progressive learning. Many schools were happy to adopt this method, and looked at many different areas such as the influence of the environment and how it can be brought into the schools, and also that every child is an individual and develop at their own pace. This method was adopted in many comprehensive schools, as they thought it would help their pupils.
  • Circular 10/70

    Circular 10/70
    The Circular 10/70 looked into the requirements for the LEAs to become comprehensive, after this was reviewed these requirements where withdrawn.
  • School leaving age raised to 16

    School leaving age raised to 16
    Due to unemployment rising in the mid 70’s, as the industry of manufacturing was witnessing a decline, it was decided to raise the school leaving age to 16, as the government didn’t was a high number of people aged 16 unemployed.
  • Manpower Services Commission

    Manpower Services Commission
    Due to the rising number of unemployed youths, the scheme YTS (Youth Training Scheme) was created to help youths get trained in certain areas of manufacturing.
  • Sex Discrimination ACT

    Sex Discrimination ACT
    The discrimination of Sex/Gender was made illegal, this was to create equal opportunities and to help both sexes throughout their lives and career
  • Race Relations ACT

    Race Relations ACT
    This act was brought in a year after the introduction of the Sex Discrimination act, this was act was similar, as it wanted to see the equal opportunities regardless of race, and to stop bullying and making sure everybody is viewed in the same way.
  • Special Education ACT

    Special Education ACT
    This ACT reviewed the needs of special education; they removed the term ‘Handicap’ and they changed it to the special needs of the pupil. The government stated that the special needs students need the use of special educational equipment, and it was the LEA to access schools and make sure that this equipment was provided in the schools. It covered the introduction of special needs students into mainstream schools and the parents of these students had the right to place them in these schools.
  • Introduction of NVQ's (Vocational Courses)

    Introduction of NVQ's (Vocational Courses)
    Vocational courses were mainly used within colleges, as it was a worked based course, companies would send out their employees to gain further knowledge within their field of work. In 1986 this was Vocational courses were merged into secondary schools, as they felt it would benefit pupils, as they would be able to better themselves in a subject, that had more meaning and use for their future careers. Vocational courses had a big impact on my career, as I took them in 6th Form.
  • This was the day I was born

    This was the day I was born
    This was the day I was born In Munster in Germany
  • 16+ Examination Trailed

    16+ Examination Trailed
    The combing of both GCE O Levels and CSE, this was done because the government was getting pressured to improve results within schools.
  • Task group assessment and testing (TGAT)

    Task group assessment and testing (TGAT)
    The school subjects were reviewed and targets where set for students and the sort of grades and marks they should be achieving. This was done to improve grades as they were setting targets that had to be met.
  • Education Reform ACT

    Education Reform ACT
    The introduction of Maths, English and Science being CORE subjects from ages 5 to 16, meaning that every pupil has to take these courses and these courses will be recognised within the working industry. National testing called SATS were also introduced for ages 5 - 7 – 11, which would help see what level the pupils were working at. This was a major event in my life because if I didn’t have a C in Maths or English, I wouldn’t of been able to go onto my PGCE.
  • Introduction of GCSE'S

    Introduction of GCSE'S
    O levels and CSE were replaced by GCSE's across the UK, they did this because they needed to better results within education. With using GCSE's you were able to set coursework and use exams to help further the knowledge of pupils, and give them a better understanding of each subject,, they are to be used for students ages between 14 and 19.
  • Started My Primary School

    Started My Primary School
    I started full time at my primary school at the age of 4 at Little London School in Willenhall West Midlands; The uniform was a red jumper, white shirt, red tie and trousers, this uniform was introduced to give the pupils a sense of belongings and give a good school image.
  • Introduction of OFSTED

    Introduction of OFSTED
    The Office for standards in education (OFSTED) was introduced, to monitor and report on the quality of schools. They would review many areas within the school, the teaching quality, behaviour, learning within class and equality. The OFSTED report is viewed as high priority, because if you get a bad report, then it states there is a problem at your school.
  • The Dearing Review

    The Dearing Review
    The report was review of the national curriculum, it stated that
    Changes had to be made, first of all the slimming down of the national curriculum and that national tests should be simplified without sacrificing validity or reliability. Teachers were not happy about the work load that came with the introduction of the national curriculum.
  • Teacher Training Agency (TTA)

    Teacher Training Agency (TTA)
    The TTA was introduced to take control of the funding and the quality of teacher training.
  • Disability ACT

    Disability ACT
    This act has been put into place to stop the discrimination of students who have a disability. The schools are to provide the correct equipment and that there procedures inplace to accommodate a pupil with a disability
  • Education Reform ACT

    Education Reform ACT
    The reduction of the class size to 30 and below at KS1
  • SATS in Year 6

    SATS in Year 6
    In year 6 I sat my SAT exams which were introduced in 1988 ‘Education Reform Act’, the results gained are to give the secondary school I'm going to attend (St Thomas More) a good idea of what level I am at for English, Science and Math's. I found these exams very hard as I hadn't really taken exams before, but I passed them and I felt I was put in the correct classes when I moved up into my secondary school.
  • Started Secondary School

    Started Secondary School
    This was the day I started at ST Thomas More Catholic School il Willenhall, This was a very scary time for me as alot of my mates decided to go to Pool Haytes School and onyl 4 pupils came from Little London to go to St Thomas More. It was very scary at first but soon made some friends within my form room and there the journey became into my seconadry education
  • Year 9 - SATS

    Year 9 - SATS
    The SATs were introduced in 1995 to help put you in what class you was going to be in to do your GCSEs, I found these exams very stressful, as I had not really had important exams before, I did really well in Math's and English, but I found the science exam very hard, which put me in a bad group for my GCSEs.
  • Year 10 - I chose my GCSE'S

    Year 10 - I chose my GCSE'S
    In Year 10 I had to decide what GCSE's I was going to take, this was a very important situation, as these could help me further my subject knowledge and in my future career. I choose:
    ICT - Business - Resistant Materials and GNVQ Health & Social Care, GNVQ is a new vocational course which you could gain the equivalent of 2 GCSE’s instead of one. The rest where core subjects which everyone had to take, English, Science, RE, German and maths
  • Race Relation Act Amended

    Race Relation Act Amended
    The LEA have reviewed the race relation ACT, and highlighted the importance of the equality of each student within a school, they have took this importance and informed each student what they should do and how they should ACT to every student regardless of their nationality and Race.
  • Completed Year 11 and my GCSE'S

    Completed Year 11 and my GCSE'S
    In the month of July 2002 I had completed my GCSE'S and completed my last year of school, It was now up to me to choose if I want to go to college or 6th Form With my GCSE'S I felt I did really well obtaining 3 B's and 7 C's but I did get a Double D in Science, I feel that the Science class I was in didn't suit me, as the class was very mixed ability and not all of the teacher time was distributed in the correct manor for me to gain the best gain possible.
  • Attended 6th Form at ST Thomas More

    Attended 6th Form at ST Thomas More
    After finishing my GCSE's I decided to attend 6th Form at my current school, I opted against going to college as I preferred to be in familiar surroundings. I decided to take A-Level Business Studies, ICT and Design Technology. We had to wear smart business wear to attend 6th Form, and we had our own study area to review and complete work.
  • Finished my A-Levels and Completed My final School Year

    Finished my A-Levels and Completed My final School Year
    I completed and passed all of course’s with a D / D / and E, even though I was not happy with the grades, they were enough for me to gain the credits I needed to get onto my Degree, I felt I had let myself down slightly, but my grades showed that improvements had to be made, so I took them on the chin and used them as motivation for the future.
  • Every Child Matters - The Children ACT

    Every Child Matters - The Children ACT
    Every child matters other known as ECM, has been put into place to monitor and help every child within education, They support children in order for them to be: • Be Healthy
    • Stay Safe
    • Enjoy and Achieve
    • Make A Positive Contribution
    • Achieve Economics Well Bring Going into the profession of teaching I feel very strongly about ECM, I am for it and believe it has been implemented for the sole benefit of the students.
  • Education ACT

    Education ACT
    The Local Authorities are to set targets of performance for every child and to take on more responsibility for children in care. Reviewing the schools as a whole, mainly the funding .i.e. if it’s going to come directly from the government or the introduction, of funding from organisations such as religious groups and parent groups.
  • National Strategy for secondary education

    National Strategy for secondary education
    One of the biggest changes to be brought into the educational system, the teachers are now expected to personalise their lesson, with class interaction, the inclusion of every child, just trying to get the best out of the child in the hour or two hours the teacher gets with them. The introduction of ICT in a classroom and the use of ICT in cross curriculum subjects The teachers are to put a stamp on their lesson, going outside the box, to help pupils understand the subject in different ways.
  • Wolverhampton University

    Wolverhampton University
    Having been in the world of business for 3 years, I decided to go to university and pursue further education. My degree was in Information Computer Technology, I felt this was the best course that suited me, as I enjoyed the subject area of ICT and would benefit me when applying for my PGCE. I did find University very difficult as it was a completely different way of learning, to the way I have been used to, it was more independent, and a lot more laid back.
  • Renewed Key Stage 3 National Curriculum

    Renewed Key Stage 3 National Curriculum
    The introduction of new aims for year 7s in key stage 3 curriculum, they are for the students to become Successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.
  • Vocational Qualifications and 14-19 Diplomas

    Vocational Qualifications and 14-19 Diplomas
    The introduction Vocational Qualifications and Diplomas, These new courses are being introduced to help a variety of students gain the relevant qualifications they need to further themselves, not all students are happy with just GCSE’s but diplomas may suit them better. The introduction of these courses are going to be either hit or miss and only time will tell.
  • Graduation

    I really enjoyed my time at Wolverhampton Uni, I became more organised, punctual, and developed a real passion in the subject of ICT and it gave me more of a driving force to go ahead and undertake a career in Teaching.
  • Started my PGCE in Secondary Edcuation - ICT

    Started my PGCE in Secondary Edcuation - ICT
    This day I started my PGCE in ICT - this course includes 3 placements, 2 at secondary school and 1 in a primary school. This course lasts 9 months and already I am really enjoying it, the staff are great and my peers are very helpful and good to be around.
  • Education leaving age to 17

    Education leaving age to 17
    By the year 2013 the government want to raise the leaving age to 17, they feel it will benefit the students as another year of education will further their subject knowledge, and provide them with better scope for future career choices.
  • Education leaving age to 18

    Education leaving age to 18
    By the time of 2015, the government want to raise the leaving age to 18, as they feel it will benefit the pupil, as they will gain further knowledge, and to stop the under achieving student leaving school and going straight into unemployment. Raising the age will hopefully help students, leave school with better education and a clear idea of what career they want to go in.