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Education in England

  1. 1. 14/05/2011 Education in England by Zhuzho Banetishvili, TSU
  2. 2. British children are required by law to have an education until they are 16 years old. Education is compulsory, but school is not, children are not required to attend school. They could be educated at home. Education is free and compulsory for all children between the ages of 5 - 16. 14/05/2011 Education in England by Zhuzho Banetishvili, TSU
  3. 3. All government-run schools, state schools, follow the same National Curriculum. The school year runs from September to July and is 39 weeks long. For many areas the year is divided into six terms: September to October October to December January to February February to March April to May June to July 14/05/2011 Education in England by Zhuzho Banetishvili, TSU
  4. 4. School holidays The main school holidays are: Christmas- 2 weeks Spring - 2 weeks Summer - 6 weeks There are also one week holidays: end of October mid February end of May 14/05/2011 Education in England by Zhuzho Banetishvili, TSU
  5. 5. When do kids start school? Children normally start primary school at the age of four or five, but many schools now have a reception year for four year olds. Children normally leave at the age of 11, moving on to secondary school (High school). 14/05/2011 Education in England by Zhuzho Banetishvili, TSU
  6. 6. When do kids leave school? British children are required to attend school until they are 16 years old. At the age of 16, students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland take an examination called the GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education). Study of GSCE subjects begins at the start of Year 10 (age 14-15), and final examinations are then taken at the end of Year 11 (age 15-16). 14/05/2011 Education in England by Zhuzho Banetishvili, TSU
  7. 7. Schools controlled by the State use the National Curriculum. The main subjects are: English, Welsh in Welsh-speaking countries, maths, science, design, technology, history, geography, modern foreign languages, music, art, physical education and citizenship. 14/05/2011 Education in England by Zhuzho Banetishvili, TSU
  8. 8. Education stages: Nursery Schools 3-4 years old Primary Schools 5-11 years old Secondary Schools 12-18 years old 14/05/2011 Education in England by Zhuzho Banetishvili, TSU
  9. 9. Primary Education Primary or elementary education is the first years of formal, structured education that occurs during childhood. In most Western countries, it is compulsory for children to receive primary education. Primary education generally begins when children are four to seven years of age. Primary and secondary education together are sometimes (in particular, in Canada and the United States ) referred to as " K-12 " education, (K is for kindergarten, 12 is for twelfth grade). 14/05/2011 Education in England by Zhuzho Banetishvili, TSU
  10. 10. Kindergarten The German expression kindergarten usually refers to the first level of official education , according to the K-12 educational system. Kindergarten is usually administered in an elementary school . The first kindergarten was opened in 1837 in Bad Blankenburg , Germany by Friedrich Wilhelm August Fröbel . Education in England by Zhuzho Banetishvili, 14/05/2011 TSU
  11. 11. Secondary education Secondary education , or secondary school , is a period of education which follows directly after primary education (such as intermediate school or elementary school ), and which may be followed by "postsecondary" education. The purpose of a secondary education can be to prepare for either higher education or vocational training. Secondary education occurs mainly during the teenage years. 14/05/2011 Education in England by Zhuzho Banetishvili, TSU
  12. 12. Higher education Higher education is education provided by universities and other institutions that award academic degrees, such as university colleges, and liberal arts colleges . There is a three-level hierarchy of degrees (Bachelor , Master , Doctor ) currently used in the United Kingdom. The costs for a normal education in the United Kingdom are as follows: Primary: No Charge Secondary: No Charge Further (Secondary) Education: No Charge if under 19 in that particular academic year or on a low income. Higher Education (University): A tuition fee per year (around £1,000). 14/05/2011 Education in England by Zhuzho Banetishvili, TSU
  13. 13. University of Oxford 14/05/2011 Education in England by Zhuzho Banetishvili, TSU
  14. 14. University of Cambridge 14/05/2011 Education in England by Zhuzho Banetishvili, TSU
  15. 15. Thanks for Attention! 14/05/2011 Education in England by Zhuzho Banetishvili, TSU

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