I´m from Argentina.In my country the educational sistem is like this:
3-4: Kindergarden (Optional)
6-12: Primary school (Mandatory)
13-18: Secondary school (Mandatory)
18 +: University (Optional)
The degree you get when you finish university is called "Licenciatura" (I honestly dont know the equivalent of that),and then you can get a postgraduate degree(doctorate,masters or specialization)
How does it work in your country? I've always been curious about it.....
Structure in Latvia is pretty much the same... If you want I might look a bit more into it and send you everything in much greater detail...
The biggest difference would be that:
12-15 Secondary school
15-18 High school
If I'm not mistaken than both of them are mandatory (Or maybe high school isn't anymore) Oh well... Just let me know... :)
United States by Grade:
P - Preschool - age 4 or 5ish
K - Kindergarten - age 5
1-6 - Elementary school - age 6-11
7-8 - Middle school - age 12-13 (some may call 6th middle school, depends on who you talk to)
9-12 - High school age 14-18
College - age 18+ we don't generally refer to them with numbers, but the standard is four years, afterwhich you have a bachelors degree (generally).
The you move on to graduate school (masters, phds, etc)
I don't know about the legal status of required attendance, I think everything before high school is mandatory besides preschool, and high school can be dropped out of but there's a lot of paperwork.
Thank you both so much for answering =)
I have to say I like the MiddleSchool HighSchool division,it seems more age appropriate.
In countries where there´s bullying,having a 12 year old sharing bathrooms and other facilities with 17/18 year olds seems too dangerous to me. Better safe than sorry....
In the UK its:
Preschool 4 or below (optional)
Secondary 11-16 (in some schools it's split into lower 11-14 and upper 14-16
Sixth form or Collage 16-18/20
So Collage and University are not the same thing?
Wow!I´ve always believed they were =(
So,what is the difference?
I’m born and raised in Sweden, our scholar system is a bit different (but not that much) from the ones that been mentioned. I´ll try to explain it so it's not too hard to understand, but I'm not promising anything.
In Sweden all education is free. From pre-school at the age of 6 until university (studying at university is also free). From the age of 6 until finished secondary school all children gets free lunch in school. During my education I saw no one bring their own lunch to school. Some colleges’ offers free lunch some don't.
Age: 2-5. Daycare - Optional (in Sweden pre-school and kindergarten is separated, but they are both officially called pre-schools and you need the same sort of education to work at both of them)
Age: 6 Grade: F/"sixth-year". Pre-school - Optional
Age 7-9 Grade: 1-3. Primary school - Mandatory (called "low-stadium")
Age 10-12 Grade: 4-6. Primary school - Mandatory (called "middle-stadium". Up to date I haven't seen a school that don't have both low-stadium and middle-stadium in the same school/under the same headmaster)
Age: 13-15 Grade: 7-9. Secondary school - Mandatory (called "high-stadium". Is generally separated from low- and middle-stadiums)
Age: 16-18 Grade: 1-3. College/High school - Optional (called "gymnasium", you can either choose an vocational or academic education, however both give eligibility for further studies at university)
No minimum age: University - Optional (there’s also so called "high schools" that's the same thing as a university except that you can only get up to an candidate, only at a university can you get a master or doctor)