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State Education in Britain.
All state schools in Britain are free, and schools provide their pupils with books and equipment
for their studies. Education is compulsory from 5 till 16 years. Parents can choose to send their
children to a nursery school or a preschool playgroup to prepare them for the start of compulsory
education. Children start primary school at 5 and continue until they are 11. Most children are
taught together, boys and girls in the same class. Children study English, Mathematics, Religious
Education, Science, Design and technology, Information and communication technology
(Computers), History, Geography, Music, Art, Physical education (PE) and foreign languages.
At 16 pupils take a national exam called "G.C.S.E." (General Certificate of Secondary
Education) and then they can leave school if they wish. This is the end of compulsory education.
Some 16-year-olds continue their studies in the sixth form at school or at a sixth form college.
The sixth form prepares pupils for a national exam called "A" level (advanced level) at 18. You
need "A" level to enter a university. Other 16-yearolds choose to go to a college of further
education to study for more practical (vocational) diplomas relating to the world of work, such as
hairdressing, typing or mechanics.
Education in Russia
The state education in Russia includes pre-school, general school, specialized secondary and
higher education. Pre-school consists of kindergartens and creches. But pre-school education
isn't compulsory - children can get it at home. Compulsory education is for children from 6(7) to
17 years of age. State education is free of charge, but some new types of schools are fee-paying.
Schools provide their pupils with books and equipment for their studies. In Russia children
begin going to school at the age of seven. First they study at the elementary school. It lasts four
years. At the elementary school children get the elementary education, they learn to read, write
and count. From the fifth form the secondary education begins. Children begin learning different
subjects, such as Literature, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Computing, Foreign Languages and so
on. After the 9th form pupils have to sit for examinations. Also they have a choice between
entering the 10th grade of a general secondary school and enrolling in a specialized secondary or