Episode 2 | The Grammar School: A Secret History

This part looks at the golden age of the grammar schools in the 1950s and 60s and their sudden demise. With contributions from Michael Wood, Edwina Currie and Michael Portillo.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 58'38''
  • Broadcast year: 2012
Curriculum Connection
  • Sociology | How has the UK education system changed? | The diversity of educational provision: Government policies from 1988 onwards, including vocational and work-based training. Ideological influences on government educational policy: New Right; social democratic. The impact of educational policies on: inclusion, access to education and opportunities; gender, class, ethnicity; competition, diversity and choice; raising standards.

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Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Four
  • Programme: The Grammar School: A Secret History
  • Episode: 2