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Done by: Sotnikov Dima
Grade: 9b
The educational system in the UK is very different from Russian.
Get at least the fact that studying in the UK starts at the age of 5
years. From prep school (Pre-preparatory) children go to primary
(Primary and Preparatory School), and only then - to the middle
(Secondary School). Finishing it students pass the exam to get a
Certificate of Secondary Education - General Certificate of
Secondary Education (GCSE). However, the document opens
doors only to colleges of professional education. If the main goal
is entering a university, young Britons will spend other two years
at school, and only after graduation A-level exams they can
reach their aim.
The optional stage of
education for children in the
UK is summer schools and
camps. Due to the wide range
of programs and schools,
English education is available
for different age groups: from
children to professionals of
different fields. Knowledge of
the English language is
compulsory for receiving
education in English in the
п‚— The age of students finishing compulsory secondary
education in England is one of the smallest in the world
- 15 years old.
п‚— To get a higher education and a bachelor's degree takes
only three years, plus one more year for the second
higher education and receiving a Master's degree.
п‚— Universities and colleges in the UK arrange control of
the quality of academic teaching programs.
п‚— Students who study in the UK for a period of 6 months
or longer, have a right to get free health insurance.
Higher education in the
universities of Great Britain
British higher education has a rich history, beginning
with the founding Oxford University at XII century
and later, Cambridge University. Today more than
65,000 foreign students study in different
universities in England.
The cost of higher education in
the UK is the highest in Europe.
However, study in British
universities is considered so
prestigious that foreigners are not
stopped by the fees for
educational services. Prices for
study range from 9,000 to 13,000
pounds per year (depending on
the university and the faculty).
And the cost of higher education
for medical specialists in England
reaches 21,000 pounds a year.
Choosing a British university, it is important
to know which category it belongs. All
universities in the UK can be divided into 5
categories, depending on when they were
founded. Types of Educational institutions of
Higher education in England have many
similarities, although, of course, each
university is unique and has its own
Red Brick Universities
Only 6 universities situated in large industrial
cities in the UK that had received the university
status before World War II originally belong to
this group . The main difference between these
universities from Ancient Universities lays in
their practical rather than academic orientation.
Plate Glass Universities
Plate Glass Universities are English
universities, created between 1963 and 1992
(mostly in the 60's). The name of this category
reflects the time of their modern architecture,
contrasting with the universities of the
previous categories - Red Brick Universities
and Ancient Universities.
New Universities
Former polytechnics in England
received the university status in 1992,
according to the Further and Higher
Education Act of 1992.
Recently Created Universities
Former colleges received the university
in 2005.
The educational system in the UK is welldeveloped. Education in England gives an
opportunity to get education in the best
universities in the world: Oxford University,
Cambridge University and many others.
These universities are the top twenty
according to the World rankings of
universities. Of course, education in Britain
is possible only in English, so the
compulsory stage of preparation for entering
these universities is to master knowledge of
the language.
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