Sistemi Scolastici

Il sistema scolastico nel Regno Unito

Considered the gold standard of education, the UK’s school system has influenced many others and is home to some of the world’s most respected universities

Primary school

Compulsory education begins at age five and students pass from Grade 1 to Grade 6, learning subjects such as English, mathematics and science.

Secondary school

From the age of 11 students attend secondary school. Exam preparation starts in Grade 10 for the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE’s). Students study nine or ten subjects.

A-levels at a sixth form college

After GCSE’s students choose to enter the workforce, pursue training at a vocational college, or continue studying for two more years for university entrance exams A-levels. Students study three or four subjects, and the higher the A-level grade obtained, the better chance a student has of getting into a top-ranked university.

The bachelor’s degree

At the undergraduate level, students in the UK pursue a bachelor’s degree that usually lasts for three years and ends with final examinations. Entrance requirements for international students include English (with a minimum IELTS level 6.0), and an additional year of secondary school education studies, known as a University Foundation Year.

Master’s, MBA or PhD degrees

A traditional Master’s degree is in either the Arts (MA), Sciences (MSc) or in Business Administration (MBA), and typically last one year. They require both exams and a thesis to graduate. Some specialized careers require the completion of a doctoral programme or PhD, which may include four to five years of advanced study and research, plus a formal dissertation. For most of these programmes, international students are required to have a recognized undergraduate degree and an English level of at least IELTS level 6.5. For an MBA, students are usually required to have at least two years of relevant work experience.