-In UK, Education is COMPULSARY for children ages 5-16.
-Most children attend primary schools until they are eleven and then
transfer to secondary schools.
-It is mandatory for all state schools to provide a balanced broadly based
curriculum which promotes spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical
development which prepares them for opportunities, responsibilities and
experiences of adult life.
-Almost all schools whether private or public choose to follow the national
National curriculum core subjects are
Their curriculum includes key level for each and has
definite emphasis that gradually advanced as the
Key Stage One
Key Stage two
Key Stage Three
Key Stage Four
Post 16 Education
Students studying for first degree are called
Ordinary degrees are usually 3-year courses
Honours degree programmes are usually fouryear courses. The degree title is extended to
B.A and B.Sc.
Masters Degree is usually achieved after two
Includes Open University
There are public and private colleges.
Similar with other countries.
Public schools are funded in part by city, and or
state and or federal government.
Students living on the city or state pay less
Non US residents pay more.
Pre-primary education- kindergarten, nursery schools,
pre-school programmes, child/day care centers.
Typical age (at end of the school year)
Various optional programs, such as Head Start
Duration of Compulsary Education is from entry
of 6 years old until exit of 18 years old.
Doctorate Granting Universities
Masters Universities and Colleges
Associate of arts Colleges
Professional School and other specialized
Post Secondary vocational and Technical schools
A college usually has bachelor(4 years
Vocational and Technical schools operate at
either high school or junior college levels. They
teach skills such as secretarial, auto
mechanics, photography and nursing.
Classes begins in September and ends in June.
Language of instruction is English