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January 15th, 2011 at 11:05pm
JakubHogarddd:
by grade 8 you were king of the school of i didn't mind it
i couldn't imagine being in highschool longer than 4 years i fucking hated it

Yeeahh by the beginning of grade 11 I was like....fuck thisss lets go to college already.
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January 16th, 2011 at 10:00am
Nada.:
That's weird.
lol.

So like, from Primary to high school, how does that work?

I know that I have heard in History something about how once you get out of like high school, you go straight to a college, but it's based on your grades or something what you are aloud to be. And they wont let you just pick anything.

But I may have that wrong...or am confusing it with communism.
lol.


In England you:

Go from Primary School to Highschool (you can sometimes pick which one you go to) then you can attend school until you're 16 then get the option to leave, if you stay on you go to Sixth Form College until you're 18 then you can go if you need or want to go onto a specialised college for a year to study things such as Drama / Art, THEN you go onto University for around 3 years, then you can, only if you want, go on to study for your Master's Degree in your chosen subject.

Sorry if this got explained to you before.
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January 16th, 2011 at 11:44am
In some areas of England, like Kent, there are grammar schools which are supposed to be for smarter people, and you choose whether you want to take a test - the 11+ - when you're 11, and if you get a good enough score then you get into the grammar school of your choice.

I went to one, but a lot of people who were there were coached for years before they took the test to get in, so it's a flawed system...
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January 18th, 2011 at 04:08pm
Wow, that seem's just..I don't know.
I don't know if I'd like that.
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January 24th, 2011 at 11:10am
i'm on the east coast of canada and we had
kindergarden - grade 6 was elementary school
grade 7 to grade 9 was jr high
grade 10 to grade 12 was high school

after that you go to university or college or whatever. bachlor takes roughly 4 years
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January 24th, 2011 at 03:58pm
Weird..
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January 24th, 2011 at 03:59pm
it's weird to me that every province in canada is so different when it comes to school
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January 24th, 2011 at 04:03pm
I there like no where else that school is like America?
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January 24th, 2011 at 04:04pm
what?
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January 24th, 2011 at 05:19pm
GymParsunzzz:
it's weird to me that every province in canada is so different when it comes to school

education act, dictated by provincial government!
LOL sorry to be a know-it-all, but I just got a flashback of my grade 10 history teacher telling us that Laughing
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January 24th, 2011 at 05:20pm
Nada.:
I there like no where else that school is like America?

Is there nowhere else where school is like Canada?
Is there nowhere else where school is like the UK?

the US is not the standard, central school system, lol.
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January 24th, 2011 at 05:26pm
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GymParsunzzz:
it's weird to me that every province in canada is so different when it comes to school

education act, dictated by provincial government!
LOL sorry to be a know-it-all, but I just got a flashback of my grade 10 history teacher telling us that Laughing
WOW ERIN STOP BEING A FUCKING KNOW-IT-ALL LIKE WTFFFFFF
Laughing i copied this guy i liked work all semester so i learned nothing in grade 10 history
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January 26th, 2011 at 07:39pm
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Nada.:
I there like no where else that school is like America?

Is there nowhere else where school is like Canada?
Is there nowhere else where school is like the UK?

the US is not the standard, central school system, lol.


Uhm, not saying it is?
Just was curious, sa.
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January 29th, 2011 at 01:36pm
I was in a program in school where there would be seven students in a class with a teacher and a teacher's aide and it really helped me because I got that attention that kids in the other classes didn't get. Now that I'm in college, I've been in all regular ed classes and I've been keeping up even though I don't get that one on one attention anymore.
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January 29th, 2011 at 08:24pm
Brett Anderson.:
In some areas of England, like Kent, there are grammar schools which are supposed to be for smarter people, and you choose whether you want to take a test - the 11+ - when you're 11, and if you get a good enough score then you get into the grammar school of your choice.

I went to one, but a lot of people who were there were coached for years before they took the test to get in, so it's a flawed system...
Yeah, the system is kind of flawed in that respect. I know a mix of people who went to private schools and they really are varied in intelligence. I'm not meaning to sound harsh it's just it is obvious some people did prepare for the test solely and, once they got in, gave up.

Now though, I don't really see the public/private school divide any more. It seems to be beginning to level itself out a bit more. I don't know if your perspective of that is different after going to a private school though, would be interesting to know.
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January 30th, 2011 at 09:44am
the libertines.:
Brett Anderson.:
In some areas of England, like Kent, there are grammar schools which are supposed to be for smarter people, and you choose whether you want to take a test - the 11+ - when you're 11, and if you get a good enough score then you get into the grammar school of your choice.

I went to one, but a lot of people who were there were coached for years before they took the test to get in, so it's a flawed system...
Yeah, the system is kind of flawed in that respect. I know a mix of people who went to private schools and they really are varied in intelligence. I'm not meaning to sound harsh it's just it is obvious some people did prepare for the test solely and, once they got in, gave up.

Now though, I don't really see the public/private school divide any more. It seems to be beginning to level itself out a bit more. I don't know if your perspective of that is different after going to a private school though, would be interesting to know.
Grammar schools are still state-funded, private schools are the ones that you have to pay to get into. But of my friendship group at uni, three of us went to grammar schools (though one went to a sixth form college hereafter), one went to a private school and two went to 'crappy comprehensives' (to quote them); arguably the two most intelligent within the group are the girl who went to grammar school and then a sixth form college, and the guy who went to a comprehensive. Having said that, the best A-level results of us all came from the guy who went to the private school, followed by the two of us who went to a grammar school for the entire duration of our secondary education. So I think grammar schools help exam results, if not necessarily general intelligence.
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May 24th, 2012 at 04:43am
North-Eastern Europe (Estonia, look it up; it's quite high on the education scale). When your parents are busy, you go to kindergarden until you're 6 or 7 (maybe even 8 unless your birthday is in Autumn). Then you go to primary school for four years. Then there is basic school for additional 5 years. The two are usually together and connected. When you finish that, you can either go to high school or vocational school. Education until the end of both is free and compulsory until age 17 or graduating basic school. When you finish high or vocational school, you can go to a university of your choice based on your national exam scores (they're currently changing the system so this is what it used to be like for the past 15-20 years and the next year). If you graduate high school with a gold (all grades are 5's/all A-s) or silver medal (all a-s and one lesser grade), you can go to university without competition. Just pick a place and you're automatically accepted. The thing is, the things they teach us in basic school, I've been told, are taught in high school in America, so we get a lot of information quite early on. University is either paid for by the state or from your own pocket (you can take a loan for it). You have to have a certain exam score to be able to apply to a state paid spot and there is a specific amount of those spots ordered by the state every year, so it varies. It's quite expensive to pay for it yourself (less or more than a 1000 euros per semester).
Oh yeah
you need to take five exams to graduate high school (less in vocational schools), of which three have to be national exams (well, right now, anyway). You can choose between English, German, French, Russian, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, History, Social studies (bunch of bull about the state). Estonian (reading task and an essay) is compulsory for everyone who isn't a minority (like Russians who take the mother tongue essay and such in Russian). Right now, Mathematics is also compulsory (thank god I graduated before that).
You can also pick two out of five that are not national exams, like art history, music history, literature, P.E., but you can't use those scores anywhere, so there's no point unless you're not gifted enough to do any of the exams that have a point.
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