Project:Educational system in Great Britain
The English Educational System
The English Educational System NURSERY SCHOOL
The English Educational System Primary education It is divided into two periods: infant schools (pupils from 5 to 7 years old) and junior schools (pupils from 7 to 11 years old).
The English Educational System Secondary SCHOOLS
There are 3 types of state secondary schools in Great Britain. They are: 1) comprehensive schools, which take pupils of all abilities without exams. In such schools pupils are often put into certain sets or groups, which are formed according to their abilities for technical or humanitarian subjects;2) grammar schools, which give secondary education of a very high standard. Entrance is based on the test of ability;3) modern schools, which don't prepare pupils for universities. Education in such schools gives good prospects for practical jobs.
Compulsory education ends at 16.After secondary education, pupils take GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) examination.
There are also about 500 private schools in Great Britain. The most famous British public schools are Eton, Harrow and Winchester.
There are 126 universities in Britain. They are divided into 5 types:The Old ones, which were founded before the 19th century, such as Oxford and Cambridge;The Red Brick, which were founded in the 19th or 20th century;The Plate Glass, which were founded in 1960s;The Open University It is the only university offering extramural education. The New ones. They are former polytechnic academies and colleges.
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