Detailed Glossary of Sociology

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Examination introduced with the 1944 Education Act, sat by all pupils in the state sector at the age of 11. If they passed they went to the selective Grammar School, or if they failed to the Secondary Modern School. This exam still exists in some counties such as Kent and also in Northern Ireland.

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Glossary of Sociological Terms11-Plus ExamExamination introduced with the 1944 Education Act, sat by all pupils in the state sector at the age of 11. If they passed they went to the selective Grammar School, or if they failed to the Secondary Modern School. This exam still exists in some counties such as Kent and also in Northern Ireland. 12-Plus ExamExam made available only to a minority of 'high-flyers' in Secondary Modern schools, offering a late chance to go to Grammar School at the age of 12. '30-30-40 society'A term associated with Will Hutton to describe an increasingly insecure and polarised society. The bottom 30 per cent is socially excluded by poverty from the rest of society. The next 30 per cent live in fear and insecurity of falling into poverty. Only the top 40 per cent feel secure and confident.AabortionThe 1967 Abortion Act permitted termination of pregnancy by a registered practitioner subject to certain conditions and was introduced in 1968. Currently around one-third of conceptions outside marriage are terminated in an abortion.Abortion Act (1967)Effectively introduced 'abortion on demand' for women outside marriage, providing two doctors agreed the physical or mental health of the mother would be affected by the pregnancy. absolute mobility The measured movement from one social location to another, whether 'upwards' or 'downwards'.absolute povertyTraditional definition of poverty associated with an absence of basic human

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