Education Timeline

Timeline created by RJMB92
  • The Education Act 1944

    The Education Act 1944
    The Education Act 1944 was put through parliment by the education minister at the time R.A. Butler, which has lead to the act being refered to as the Butler Act. The act made local government organise schools into three catergories; grammar, secondary modern and technical. The children took an exam at the age of 11, called the 11 plus, to be allocated to a school.
  • Introduction of GCE O and A levels

    Introduction of GCE O and A levels
    GCE O & A Levels were introduced in this year. This became the exam taken by pupils in grammar schools as well as high performing pupils in secondary modern school. Pupils then usual went on to take 3 A levels 2 years later.
  • Education Act Amendment Act 1962

    Education Act Amendment Act 1962
    Education Act Amendment Act 1962 This ammendment clarrified the role of the Child Welfare Department in relation to pupil behaviour and truancy.
  • The 1964 Education Act

    The 1964 Education Act
    The 1964 Education Act main focus was raising the legal age a pupil could leave school to 16. It also tried to make sure that all pupils left school with a qualification by introducing the CSE. This qualification was deemed by some to be inferior to the GCE and O level qualifications.
  • The Plowden Report

    The Plowden Report
    The Plowden Report was a long invetigation into primary schools with the report summed up with "at the heart of the educational process lies the child" the report emphasised the need for differentiation in class and to persolnalise lessons as pupils in the same class will have different abilities.
  • Education (Handicapped Children) Act 1970

    Education (Handicapped Children) Act 1970
    The Education (Handicapped Children) Act 1970 The main purpose of this act was to stop the classfication of handicapped children as "unsuitable for education at school".
  • The Education Act 1980

    The Education Act 1980
    The Education Act 1980 introduced new policies such as school governing bodies required to have 2 parents on them and the parents were given the right to choose a school. The act also removed the local government requirement to provide free school milk to pupils.
  • Introduction of GCSE 1986

    Introduction of GCSE 1986
    GCSEs were introduced this year as a replacment of the GCE and CSE qualifications as the CSE was seen as inferior and GCE were mainly taken by grammar school pupils. The first exams were taken in 1988.
  • The Education Reform Act 1988

    The Education Reform Act 1988
    The Education Reform Act 1988 introduced a number of new things to schools such as the National Curriculum and Key Stages for pupils. This act also introduced City Technology Colleges, such as Kingshurst Academy the school I have my first placement in.
  • The Education (Schools) Act 1992

    The Education (Schools) Act 1992
    The Education (Schools) Act 1992 introduced the idea of performing inspections in schools with respect to information about schools and their pupils. This lead to the creation of Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted).
  • The Further and Higher Education Act

    The Further and Higher Education Act
    The Further and Higher Education Act is responsible for removing further education, both college and university, from local goverments control.
  • Robert Borland (Me) Born

    Robert Borland (Me) Born
    This was the day I was born.
  • The Education Act 1994

    The Education Act 1994
    The Education Act 1994 intorduced into law the requirement for teacher training provisions to be made as well as changing rules in relation to student unions.
  • Started at Hobmoor School

    Started at Hobmoor School
    Started in the Nusery at the school followed by reception and then years 1 - 4.
  • Started at Ulverly Primary School

    Started at Ulverly Primary School
    Ulverly Primary School is the primary school where I finished years 5 and 6 after moving house.
  • Started Secondary School

    Started Secondary School
    Langley Secondary School is the secondary school I attended through years 7 - 11.
  • Introduction of Tuition Fees

    Introduction of Tuition Fees
    Tuition Fees were introduced in 2006 by the Labour Government. The government proposed a cap to the fees of £3000 a year.
  • Started Sixth Form College Solihull

    Started Sixth Form College Solihull
    Sixth Form College Solihull is the college I atteneded to complete years 12 and 13.
  • Tuition Fees Increased

    Tuition Fees Increased
    Increased Tuition Fees were introduced by the current coalition government, made up of the Conservative and Liberal-Democrat parties, with the cap to fees now standing at £9000 per year. I was part of the last year group to have fees capped at £3000 per year.
  • Started Undergraduate Computing at University of Wolverhampton

    Started Undergraduate Computing at University of Wolverhampton
    University of Wolverhampton is were I completed my undergraduate course in computing in which I obtained a First.
  • Started PGCE at University of Wolverhampton

    Started PGCE at University of Wolverhampton
    University of Wolverhampton is where I am doing my current course in computing.
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    Attended Hobmoor Primary School

    Attended Hobmoor School; Nusery, Reception and years 1 - 4.
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    Attended Ulverly Primart School

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    Attended Langley Secondary School

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    Work Experience

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    Attended Sixth Form College

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    Attended Undergraduate Course at University of Wolverhampton

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    Langley Secondary School Volunteer Work