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See how three cash-for-grades schemes are working, as this video for secondary headteachers and teachers examines whether they provide a useful incentive and if schools should be spending money on the controversial schemes.

In the four years since it opened, the City Academy Bristol has spent over £400,000 motivating its students to pass exams. So far, five other secondary schools have followed suit.

The Labour government spent £1m between 2002 and 2006 on incentive schemes through New Deal for Communities and other funds available to areas of deprivation.

The schemes have proved controversial. This video examines how schemes work around the country, and follows three GCSE students at City Academy Bristol through Year 11, seeing whether the promise of cash really does motivate academic achievement.

Part of the series: School Matters

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