After primary school, children start secondary school at age 11.
There are three types; grammar schools, secondary schools and integrated schools.
The main subjects to study are English, Maths, Science, French, Home Economics, Technology, ICT, Art and Design, Religious Education, Physical Education, History and Geography. In my school we also did Latin and Greek in our second year there.
If a student wants to do medicine, they will more than likely have to get at least 3 A’s (mostly only 4 are accepted) in their A levels, however different universities accept different grades. Some will even judge you on your GCSE grades also.
For certain subjects you must have studied certain subjects. For example, to do medicine you must have done biology and chemistry for A level.
Your university choice is very important as different degrees mean different things to employers after you graduate. E.g. A degree from university ‘A’ might be okay, but they would prefer a degree from university ‘B’.
You can do a range of subjects and get different types of degree at the end.
E.g. A Bsc Honours is a degree in a science and an LLB Hons is a degree in Law.