THE BRITISH EDUCATION SYSTEM
Education in England is compulsory for children aged 5 to 16 y.o. covering the primary and secondary education, from Y1 to Y11.
Primary education is covered from Y1 to Y6, and secondary education is covered from Y7 to Y11. In the last two years of secondary education, they prepare for GCSE exams (General Certificate of Secondary Education). That’s why, Y10 + Y11 are also known as GCSE programme.
After GCSE, students may continue their studies with A-Level programme (Y12 + Y13). Those who would like to study more than 3-4 subjects, may continue their studies with International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, offered by some independent schools.
The main entry points, if you would like to continue your studies in a British school, are Y7, Y9 and Y12. Admission on Y8, Y10 and Y11 depends on each school’s admission policy.
Y7 and Y8 are the first two years of secondary education. In some independent schools they are part of Junior School, in other are part of Senior School.
All students study English, Math, Sciences, a Humanity and a Modern Language. Besides these subjects, each school has a list with optional subjects (Art, Music, Drama, Latin, Sport Science, Design Technology, Computer Science), and students may choose few subjects that present interest for them.
In some schools, students sit Common Entrance Exam in Y8. There are 3 examination sessions, in November, January and May/June. The transition from Junior to Senior School (from Y8 to Y9) may be conditioned by the Common Entrance Exam results in those schools.
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