Presentation Schools & Education in - England - Germany
Facts about Education in Germany School education is free Generally it lasts for 12-13 years The system of education has 3 parts
Children between the ages of 3 and 6 attend Kindergärten, which are not part of the school system When children reach 6 years old age they go in so-called Grundschule. Fist level (part) of secondary education begins with division in schools by abilities.
There are four options for secondary schooling: Hauptschule (the least academic, much like a modernized Volksschule [elementary school]) until grade nine (with Hauptschulabschluss and in some cases Mittlere Reife = Realschulabschuss as exit exam); in some States of Germany the Hauptschule does not exist and pupils are mainstreamed into a Mittelschule or Regionale Schule instead. Realschule until grade ten (with Mittlere Reife (Realschulabschluss) as exit exam); Gymnasium (grammar school) until grade 12 or 13 (with Abitur as exit exam, qualifying for university); and Gesamtschule (comprehensive school) After successfully passing through any of the above schools, pupils can start a career with an apprenticeship in the Berufsschule (vocational school).
Facts about Education in England Nearly 90% of state-funded secondary schools are specialist schools State-run schools and colleges are financed through national taxation
All maintained schools in England are required to follow the National Curriculum , which is made up of twelve subjects.The core subjects—English, Mathematics and Science—are compulsory for all students aged 5 to 16.
Since 1998, there have been 4 main types of maintained school in England: community schools (formerly county schools) St Barnabas Church of England Primary School, Oxford; voluntary controlled schools which are almost always church schools; voluntary aided schools linked to a variety of organisations;
Sir Peter Newsam, Chief Schools Adjudicator 1999–2002, has argued that English schools can be divided into 8 types (with some overlap), based on the ability range of their intake: - "super-selective“ - "selective" - "comprehensive (plus)" - comprehensive - "comprehensive (minus)" - secondary modern - "secondary modern (minus)" - "sub-secondary modern"