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  • 1. Education in Britain today
  • 2. We will look at :
    • Brief overview of England/Wales
    • Testing & Stress
    • Private schools/state schools + school selection
    • Exam results
    • What do kids think of school?
    • Some useful websites
    • Interview with Elisa (filmed?)
  • 3. England and Wales Sixth Form Age 16 – 18 Secondary School Age 11- 16 Junior School Age 8 – 11 Infant School Age 5 - 7 Primary School Age 5 - 11 Nursery School Age 3 – 5
  • 4. Exams and Testing (and the National Curriculum)
    • http://www.nc.uk.net/nc_resources/html/ks3and4.shtml
    • SATS: Age 7, 11 & 14
    • GCSEs: Age 16
    • (optional) A Levels: Age 18
  • 5. SATS = Pressure!
  • 6.
    • What are the following types of school?
    • Public School State School
    • http:// www.publicschools.co.uk /
    • Specialist School Grammar School
    • Which of these have been more
    • or less ‘phased out’?
  • 7. Specialist schools
    • http://search.bbc.co.uk/cgi-bin/search/results.pl?q = specialist+schools&scope = all&tab = av&recipe = all&x =34&y=11
  • 8. School selection controversy http://search.bbc.co.uk/cgi-bin/search/results.pl?tab = av&q =school%20selection%20&recipe= all&scope = all&edition =
  • 9. League tables
    • http://www.timesonline.co.uk/displayPopup/0,,115677,00.html = all schools
    • http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/league_tables/default.stm = find out how schools compare
    • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/12/07/nschools07.xml
    • = results for primary schools
  • 10. Exam results
    • GCSE results http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/5278774.stm
    • A level results http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4801035.stm
  • 11. Softer subjects more popular SUBJECT ENTRIES last year's position in brackets 1 (1) English 86,640 2 (2) General Studies 58,967 3 (4) Mathematics 55,982 4 (3) Biology 54,890 5 (5) Psychology 52,621 6 (6) History 46,944 7 (7) Art & Design Subjects 41,989 8 (8) Chemistry 40,064 9 (9) Geography 32,522 10 (11) Media/Film/TV Studies 30,964
  • 12. Boys vs girls
    • The A-level pass rate (grade A to E) for girls was 96.4, while for boys it was 94.3. For the genders combined, the figure was 95.4%.
    • The only major subject in which boys had a higher pass rate was German - 97.7%, compared with 97.3%.
    • The sexes were evenly matched in chemistry and business studies.
    • Overall, girls took more A-levels than boys - 404,855 compared with 345,682.
  • 13. So are British kids happy?
    • No!
    • http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_6350000/newsid_6359300/6359333.stm
  • 14. Some teaching websites
    • http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/index.shtml British council tips etc
    • http://education.guardian.co.uk/ issues, ideas; UK and International
    • http://www.tes.co.uk/ from weekly Times Educational Supplement
    • http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/default.stm thousands of clips, ideas & articles
  • 15.  
  • 16. interviews with teachers etc http:// www.tda.gov.uk/Recruit.aspx?ilewa =10000003
  • 17.
    • Questions
    • End of session