Education System of Great Britain, Usa and Australia

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Education in Great Britain is divided into four areas. England and Wales have the same education system, unlike Northern Ireland and Scotland whos education system are different. In England and Wales education system consists of primary, secondary, further and higher education. Compulsory education last for 11 years and children are legally required to start attending school after their fifth birthday (or earlier) and finish it somewhere at the age of 16. Most pupils transfer from primary school to secondary school at age of 11 or 12. There is also middle-schools system in which students are transferred from primary school at the age of 8 or 9, then onto secondary schools at the age of 12 or 13. In Scotland, compulsory school also last…show more content…
In Great Britain, the most common thing students to after obtaining GCSE is staying in school or attending college for a two-year A level course. A levels are most commonly studied between the ages 16-18. Completing 3 or 4 A levels allows students to continue their education by applying for degree courses at universities and with that gaining higher education. There is a similar situation in USA for students who finished secondary education by obtaining highschool diploma and would like to attend college or university. To achieve that, USA students have to attend undergraduate schools that offer either a two year degree also known as associate degree or a four year degree called bachelors degree in a specific course of study called major. Students who finished four year degree program and gained bachelors degree can continue their education in graduate schools. There they can pursue one of two types of diplomas. The first one is called master's degree and it usually takes two years of study after which you are considered to be highly specialized in a specific field. The second type of diploma available for students who have bachelors degree is PhD or a doctorate degree which usually takes 3 – 6 years to complete. In Australia, students who want to continue their education can go either to TAFE (Technical and Further Education) institutions or they can finish senior high school level studies (years 11 and 12 of education ) and obtain VCE ( Victorian

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