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Educational System inUnited Kingdom Every Child Matters Mariella Alexes Rombaoa Loreto Morales May 2009 Vicky Gough Myrell Joyce Esteban Judith Repato Carolyn Grande
Facts & Figures Map of United Kingdom Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II (1952) Sovereign: Queen Elizabeth II (1952) Prime Minister: David Cameron (2010) Land area: 93,278 sq mi (241,590 sq km); total area: 94,526 sq mi (244,820 sq km) Population (2010 est.): 61,284,806 (growth rate: 0.2%); birth rate: 10.6/1000; infant mortality rate: 4.7/1000; life expectancy: 79.1; density per sq km: 246 Capital and largest city (2003 est.): London, 7,615,000 (metro. area), 7,429,200 (city proper) Other large cities: Glasgow, 1,099,400; Birmingham, 971,800; Liverpool, 461,900; Edinburgh, 460,000; Leeds, 417,000; Bristol, 406,500; Manchester, 390,700; Bradford, 288,400
United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (commonly known as the United Kingdom , the UK or Britain ) is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe. The country includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK that shares a land border with another sovereign state—the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea. The UK is a developed country and has the worlds sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP and seventh-largest economy by purchasing power parity. It was the worlds first industrialised country and the worlds foremost power during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The UK remains a great power with leading economic, cultural, military, scientific and political influence. It is a recognised nuclear weapons state and its military expenditure ranks third or fourth in the world. The UK has been a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council since its first session in 1946.
Structure of BasicEducation in United Kingdom
Structure of HIGHEREducation in United Kingdom
key facts 8.3 million pupils 25300 schools Primary Secondary % pupils eligible for 16.9% 14% free meals (includes nursery) % ethnic minorities 19.3% 15.9% % first language 11.6% 9% other than English average class size 26.2 21.7
phases Establishments Age RangePre-School Nurseries Under 5Primary Schools 5-11Secondary Schools 11-16 or 11-18 (19)Sixth Form Colleges 16-18 (19)Further Education Over 16CollegesSpecial Schools 3-18
phases and testing Establishments Key Stage(s) Main AssessmentsPrimary Schools Foundation Stage 1 2 National Tests (11)Secondary Schools 3 4 GCSE (16)Sixth Form Colleges 5 AS A2GCSE – General Certificate of Secondary EducationAS – first year of Advanced Level courseA2 – second/final year of Advanced Level
curriculum 1 CORE SUBJECTS English Mathematics Science
curriculum 2 Art Sex and Relationship Geography Education History Careers Education Music Citizenship Design and Technology Information and Communications Technology Physical Education Religious Education
curriculum 3: Key Stage 4 Students aged 14-16 compulsory subjects, e.g. Mathematics entitlement subjects, e.g. Modern Foreign Language ‘options’ – examples: Business Studies Media Studies Dance Drama
curriculum 4: new diplomas•Introduction of new diplomas (vocational education) in September 2008•pupils 14-19