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Study in secondary schools in London – advantages of education

Written by  The Dubrovnik Times Aug 13, 2022

Secondary schools London

Schools in London are characterized by experienced teachers, modern infrastructure, in-depth studying of necessary disciplines. Studying in secondary schools in London has never been cheap, however, the investments in education will pay off quickly by opening opportunities in building international career. 

Below the advantages of studying in secondary schools in London are provided:

  • Prestige

  • High level of teaching

  • High quality studying of English

  • Intensive student life

  • A wide choice of educational institutions and programs

  • Combination of modern technologies and British traditions

  • The prospect of studying at a British or international university

  • Further career in any country of the world.

Secondary education in London – main specifics of studying

The British education system has been developing for several centuries and is now subject to high quality standards. After graduation from primary school, the students at the age of 11 years transfer in secondary  school. Every year the students take exams for general academic performance - Standard Assessment Tasks, or SATs: tests are developed and controlled by government agencies and are generally the same for everyone.

When a student finishes secondary school in London, he passes the General Certificate of Secondary Education (or GCSE) exams, receiving a certificate of incomplete secondary education – today in Britain this is the main, most common school document on education. The aim of GCSE is to check the level of knowledge and preparation for each of the main subjects (also it is possible to pass GCSE for choosing electives). The test divided in theory, practice and course work. There are two types of this test:

  • GCSE (External examination) - adopted everywhere in the UK

  • IGCSE (International GCSE) - complies with international standards, is more unified.

At the age of 14-16 years old the students begin planned, intensive preparation for GCSE certificate exams, which is recognized as the official document of secondary education in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Usually 8-10 subjects from the school course are taken – exams are waiting for students at the end of the 11th year of study.

The highest score with honours is considered A *, the lowest score is U (the student did not qualify). Scores from D to G belong to the 1st level of qualification, and scores A *-C – to the second: it is the latter that are considered more prepared students and have higher chances of entering a good college or university (the most ranked educational institutions even sometimes do not accept a C grade, only A *-B).

In TOP secondary schools in London the following disciplines are offered for examination on the GCSE level:

  • English

  • English literature

  • Mathematics

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Biology 

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