Butlers act:- Selection process at 11.
Leaving age raised form 14-15.
Provision for appointment of minister of education.
Ensure educational provisions for all in Engand and Wales
Introduction of GCE
General Certificate of Education,O levels and A levels.
At this time this was only for those succesful in the selection process at 11 and enering grammer schools.
Ministry of Education became Department of Education and Science
1964 Education Act
This made it legal to for pupils to transfer to different school ouside the previous requirment to be aged 11. This brought about the creation of middle schools as a response of the ageing institutes could not cope with the numbers of pupils due to comprehensivation.
The government spent more on education than defence during this period. A first for a British government.
Significant increase in university places and large uptake in women entering higher education.
Certificate of Secondary Education introduced for those not selceted at 11 to take GSE.
1971 Thatcher the Milk Snatcher
Thatcher takes way free school milk as part of austerity measures
School leaving aged increased to 16
1973 Work experience act
Work experince act made provision for pupils who were not old enough to leave, to gain work experience whilst still at school.
Started at St Chads CE Primar School
I didn't get any milk. Dam that Thatcher.
1980 Education Act
This gave greater power to parents and ensured their representation in school councils.
The School Curriculum
The introduction of the School curriculum,, gave a frameowrk of what should be taught.
Started Bilbrook CE Middle School
General Certificate of Secondary Education, replaced both GCE O levels and CSE's. They were introduced in 1986 for the first examinations in 1988.
Final exams for O level and CSE.
The National Curriculm 5-16
This was the first time a strict curriculm was introduced nationaly, for all pupils aged 5-16.
Started Codsall High School
Left Codsall High School
1992 Education Schools Act
LEA had their control of further and higher education reduced.
Education Schools Act,sees the introduction of Ofsted. Teahers morale hits a low.
Standard Assessment Tests were introduced in 1995 for children of 11 and 14.
GNVQS wre introduced as a vocational qualifications.
Were introduced as a half way point for A levels or a qualification in their own right.
GNVQ lower tier replaces vocational GCSES
Modular exams to be scrapped.
Michael Gove declares that GCSE's will be crapped as will modular exams. Pupils will only take one exam per subject at 16.