The history of education in United Kingdom are directly linked to the days when the Anglo Saxons settlement took place there and they have tried to create new opportunities over the years to increase the level of education that they provide. There were several initiatives that were taken to make the education system more reliable and to encourage people to move towards the educational path. They wanted to ensure that they can provide the necessary levels of education that are required for the development of the UK.
The educational changes took place over the years and the teaching system started improving with time to provide the best of the efforts to increase the educational levels.
Establishment of Schools
While the evolution took place where the teaching system was to be introduced among the people, there were specific paths and steps that were taken to introduce the teaching system.
The teaching started with grammar. In the middle ages, the teaching system started with the establishments of several schools that used to teach Latin Grammar. This encouraged people to move towards the educational part and to improve their grammatical skills.
In 1944 the government had created an educational act, namely the 1942 Education Act. The act was introduced to increase the number of schools in the country. During the act, there were several schools established to create an educational reformation. The schools that were established during the act also focused on the tripartite system for the grammar schools along with the secondary schools for modern education. The age to leave the schools was increased to the age level of 16 during the year 1972. The steps were taken to change the teaching history in the UK and to provide better education.
Compulsory Educational System
In the early days of 19th century, there was a need to improve the educational level of the entire UK. They introduced the educational system where in they would provide free education to all the people but the education was made compulsory. For the poor families they introduced the free education system so that they do not send their children to earn money and they concentrate towards the child’s education.
You were compulsorily required to take the necessary education. There were several officers who used to visit the houses of the children who are not attending the schools and they were allowed to check the certification whether they have reached the educational standards.
Before the introduction of free education, the churches were given the responsibilities to provide all kinds of education to the people.
Formation of Universities
As the system was improving, they introduced new two Universities and both of them are renowned in the world till date. The universities that were established were the “University of Oxford” and the “University of Cambridge”.
University college of London along with the King’s college London where established with the aim to provide the education to the people. Both of these institutes are now well known to be the part of University of London.
The Durham University was also a part of the establishments in the early days of 19th century.