THE BRITISH SCHOOL SYSTEM
This text talk about the system in British school.
Their primary school start with children from 5 to 11, secondary with children from 11 to 16 or 18.
• About 93 per cent of British students receive free education from state school.
• About 87 per cent of British students from 11 to 16 or 18 go to comprehensive school.
A minority of children go to grammar school. It offer a more academic education, but students must be some entrance exams.
• Much failing school are replace with academics, that offer much of independence among (rispetto) normal secondary school.
They are established by sponsor from business or voluntary groups that work whit the community, and they can be more flexible with their curriculum for find a job.
• The remaining 7 per cent attend public school, independence institution for which their parents must pay high fees.
In the past, this school were mainly grammar schools, while today their courses are similar to state schools.
In Italy exist public schools or private schools. In both the parents must pay high school annual feels.
Our primary school start with children from 5 to 10 or 11, and secondary school is separate in two types: in primary grade, with children from 11 to 14 or 15 and in secondary grade with children from 15 to 18.
Academics are know as university.
CURRICULUM and EXAMINATIONS
The national curriculum is compulsory in all state schools in England and the aim of this is to ensure that all schools are following the same courses. (The same for Italy.)
It’s know as “Sats”.
The students are assessed (valutati) through key stage tests. (In Italy the pupil are assessed through tests.)
There are four key stages that are divided per age of students.
These tests have as ultimate aim the qualification called GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education), that it’s our diploma.
At the age of 18, students take final exam know as A-levels, that it’s our school-leaving exam.