The education system in the UK is one of the most comprehensive ever. Being the leading super power in the world for a very long period of time, before the US took over, Britain’s educational pattern was superior and was followed by many countries around the world including the Indian Subcontinent.
The various stages of education in the UK are categorized into basic education, secondary education, further education and higher education. Children are expected to learn their primary and secondary education around 5 to 16 years.
This system has 4 key stages. Stage one education is generally between 5-7 years, second stage is between 7-11 years, stage three is between 11-14 years and stage four is between 14 and 16 years. Stage one and two are treated by primary schools while three and four are treated by secondary schools.
Each student is evaluated based on their performance at the end of this stage. The most important evaluation is that at that time, a student completes his high school. After this stage, at the age of 16, a student is allowed to choose further education or begin his work.
After completing GCSE, UK students have several options to choose from where students complete their A-levels. A British student who plans to take tertiary education at a college or university must complete further education before they proceed to their A level, BTEC qualifications, GNVQ and others (which are widely referred to as Vocational programs).
With 100 universities offering various degree programs for UK and overseas students, the country offers great opportunities both for and after education. Most courses in the UK run for three years while today sandwich courses that last for four years are increasingly popular. Professional degrees such as medicine, law and veterinary medicine can take up to …Read more