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AQA GCSE Sociology: Education key terms

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  • Q1
    where schools meet the needs of the economy
    Economic role
  • Q2
    students are put to the best jobs they're suited to.
    Selective role
  • Q3
    students are taught the norms and values of our culture.
    Socialisation role
  • Q4
    students are taught how to become effective citizens to create a sense of togetherness (social solidarity.)
    Political role
  • Q5
    schools set up rules that control the school environment e.g. rewards and sanctions that encourage good behaviour and discourage bad behaviour.
    Social control role
  • Q6
    People's skill level based on ability and efforts.
  • Q7
    academic/vocational subjects that are taught within a qualification. e.g. Maths GCSE, English Language A level, ICT Level 3 Diploma.
    Formal curriculum
  • Q8
    things that students and staff learn within a school environment e.g. students being respectful to school teachers by calling them by their title and surname.
    Hidden curriculum
  • Q9
    At this time, the education system in Britain was not formally organised. Upper class parents would send their children to fee-paying private schools or are taught at home, whereas working class children go to work in the industry.
  • Q10
    This legislation promised that every student in England gets a form of education. However, only the working class were able to get such education for free; the middle and upper classes still had to pay.
    1870 Education Act
  • Q11
    This legislation introduces the idea of selective education through the tripartite system, where children were given free education until the age of 14.
    1944 Butler Education Act
  • Q12
    An institution built for students that are academically able, taking O level qualifications that allow them to go to university.
    Grammar school
  • Q13
    An institution built for students that are less academically able, taking academic GCSEs, e.g. Maths and English, but more time was spent on vocational GCSEs e.g. Construction GCSE & Child Development GCSE.
    Secondary modern
  • Q14
    An institution that specializes in scientific and practical subjects. Only 5% of these were ever built.
    Technical colleges
  • Q15
    This legislation introduced the idea of bringing potential students from their local catchment area to a school that was free and disregarded social class, financial and academic status. They were known as 'comprehensive schools.' (introduced by Labour)
    1965 Comprehensive Education Act

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