British society at different times in the past is one topic studied in GCSE History, and one of the periods covered is from 1951 to 1979. One area that is looked at is the changes that the British education system underwent between those dates.
In 1951 the provisions of the 1944 Education Act were still being implemented. The new Tory government faced the reality of comprehensive schools in most parts of the country, and a greatly expanded university sector. More changes over the 50s, 60s and 70s meant that, by the time of the Conservative government in 1979, much had altered.
Discover more about the changes that took place in the British education system between 1951 and 1979 in this interactive quiz.