Wednesday, 15 April 2015

B2 - Listening: Education in GB

Watch the following video which explains some notions of the British education system in detail. Complete the notes below:



  • Before 1870: Education was not ____________________-
         Funded by ______________________________-
  • Education Act of 1870: Permitted local governments _____________________________
  • By 1902: Local authorities were able to________________________________________
  • 1918: State-funded schools ____________________, bringing the free public education system that _____________________________________
  • 7%?---- Some private institutions ____________________ (called ____________________________)
  • 1988: The British government created _____________________________________
        Public schools are __________________________________
  • OSE // CSS: Independent schools _________________________ by the Office for Standards in Education and Child Services and Skills.
                                These make sure that ___________________________, educating the children  
                                 and providing them with their daily cup of tea and crumpets
      The information taken from the schools _________________________, allowing families to research their options
  • Pattern of education for all British schools: comprised of _____________________
             Key- stage 1: Consists of the _______________________ - years 1 and 2 (similar to _______________and through the earliest years of_____________________)
Key stage 2: Years 3 through ____________(rest of _________________years)
Key stage 3: Years ______________to _____________(______________school stage + beginning of secondary school)
Key stage 4: Years 9 to _____________
Key stage 5: Years _____________- ______________
  • GCSE = G_____________ C________________ of S______________ E___________
   Taken only once
   The test _____________the rest of your life
   The test covers at least _________________ though some universities require_________________, which are chosen by the student from the 48 available
  • Completion of GCSEs = Two paths:
      • Educational: __________________________
      • Vocational: __________________________
- More about Key stage 5:
- rigorous curriculum of advanced level classes and international baccalaureate curriculum
- 5 hours of _________________ per subject every week
- 6 hours of ______________________ (homework)
- Core subjects + ten ________________ in subjects such as ______________, _____________and ____________________


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