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Sociology: Y11-12 Induction Homework

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  • Q1
    Which act brought in free compulsory schooling for children up to 14?
    The Fisher Act
    The Education Act
    The Butler Act
    The Education Reform Act
    30s
  • Q2
    Which word means: "A system where schools compete with each other to attract students"?
    Parentocracy
    Marketisation
    Democracy
    Meritocracy
    30s
  • Q3
    Which word means: "A system where people earn their status through ability and effort"?
    Meritocracy
    Democracy
    Marketisation
    Parentocracy
    30s
  • Q4
    In the Butler Act, which type of school best supported bright, working class students?
    Grammar School
    Secondary Technical Schools
    Comprehensives
    Secondary Modern Schools
    30s
  • Q5
    What is one problem with the Butler Act's Tripartite System?
    Those in Secondary Moderns enjoyed their education
    There were too many Secondary Technical Schools
    Grammar Schools allowed social mobility
    Those in Secondary Moderns had lower self-esteem
    30s
  • Q6
    What is the self-fulfilling prophecy?
    When a student makes a prediction about their future
    When a student has self-belief
    When someone is labelled and lives up to their label
    When a teacher labels a student negatively
    30s
  • Q7
    Which of the following was NOT an aim of the Comprehensive System?
    To reduce divisions in society
    To build student self-esteem
    To allow parental choice in education
    To provide equality in education for all
    30s
  • Q8
    Why can it be argued that Comprehensives did NOT reduce inequality?
    Working class and Middle class students were in the same schools
    Middle-class students went to more private schools
    Middle-class students saw their educational achievement improve
    Middle-class students went to schools in more affluent areas
    30s
  • Q9
    Identify one major change brought in by the Education Reform Act
    Led to sink schools
    Parentocracy
    Reduced competition
    Increased equality
    30s
  • Q10
    What is a sink school?
    A school that is lower in the country
    A school that has succeeded
    A school that attracts fewer students, and has a poor reputation
    A school with a lot of kitchens
    30s

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