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  • Education

    1. 1. Education in Britain today
    2. 2. We will look at : <ul><li>Brief overview of England/Wales </li></ul><ul><li>Testing & Stress </li></ul><ul><li>Private schools/state schools + school selection </li></ul><ul><li>Exam results </li></ul><ul><li>What do kids think of school? </li></ul><ul><li>Some useful websites </li></ul><ul><li>Interview with Elisa (filmed?) </li></ul>
    3. 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. 4. Exams and Testing (and the National Curriculum) <ul><li>http://www.nc.uk.net/nc_resources/html/ks3and4.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>SATS: Age 7, 11 & 14 </li></ul><ul><li>GCSEs: Age 16 </li></ul><ul><li>(optional) A Levels: Age 18 </li></ul>
    5. 5. SATS = Pressure!
    6. 6. <ul><li>What are the following types of school? </li></ul><ul><li>Public School State School </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.publicschools.co.uk / </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist School Grammar School </li></ul><ul><li>Which of these have been more </li></ul><ul><li>or less ‘phased out’? </li></ul>
    7. 7. Specialist schools <ul><li>http://search.bbc.co.uk/cgi-bin/search/results.pl?q = specialist+schools&scope = all&tab = av&recipe = all&x =34&y=11 </li></ul>
    8. 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. 9. League tables <ul><li>http://www.timesonline.co.uk/displayPopup/0,,115677,00.html = all schools </li></ul><ul><li>http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/league_tables/default.stm = find out how schools compare </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/12/07/nschools07.xml </li></ul><ul><li>= results for primary schools </li></ul>
    10. 10. Exam results <ul><li>GCSE results http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/5278774.stm </li></ul><ul><li>A level results http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4801035.stm </li></ul>
    11. 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. 12. Boys vs girls <ul><li>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%. </li></ul><ul><li>The only major subject in which boys had a higher pass rate was German - 97.7%, compared with 97.3%. </li></ul><ul><li>The sexes were evenly matched in chemistry and business studies. </li></ul><ul><li>Overall, girls took more A-levels than boys - 404,855 compared with 345,682. </li></ul>
    13. 13. So are British kids happy? <ul><li>No! </li></ul><ul><li>http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews/hi/newsid_6350000/newsid_6359300/6359333.stm </li></ul>
    14. 14. Some teaching websites <ul><li>http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/index.shtml British council tips etc </li></ul><ul><li>http://education.guardian.co.uk/ issues, ideas; UK and International </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.tes.co.uk/ from weekly Times Educational Supplement </li></ul><ul><li>http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/default.stm thousands of clips, ideas & articles </li></ul>
    15. 16. interviews with teachers etc http:// www.tda.gov.uk/Recruit.aspx?ilewa =10000003
    16. 17. <ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>End of session </li></ul>

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