Each child in England at the first school term after their third birthday, is entitled to 15 hours per week free childcare funding. This entitlement is funded by the government through the local council. The Early Learning Goals cover the main areas of education without being subject driven. These areas include Personal, social and emotional development (prime area)
Communication and Language (prime area)
Physical education (prime area)
Literacy (specific area)
Mathematics (specific area)
Understanding the World (specific area)
Expressive Art & Design (specific area)
Until the mid-1980s, nursery schools only admitted pupils in the final year (three terms) leading up to their admission to primary school, but pupils now attend nursery school for four or five terms. It is also common practise for many children to attend nursery much earlier than this. Many nurseries have the facilities to take on babies, using the 'Early Years Foundation Stage', framework as a guide to give each child the best possible start to becoming a competent learner and skillful communicator.
A primary school (also Elementary school) an school which where children receive primary or elementary education between the ages of about five to about eleven, coming before secondary school and after preschool. It is the first stage of compulsory education in most parts of the world, and is normally available without charge, but may be a fee-paying independent school.
In England and Wales secondary school is for children from the ages of 11 to 18. After 11 years of compulsory education ends, and young people can decide whether to continue their studies further at school or sixth form college, or leave the education system. After five years of secondary education, at the age of 16, pupils take the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) examination. When they are in the third or in the forth form, they begin to choose their exam subjects and prepare for them. After finishing the...
...The Education in Britain and China
Education plays an important role all over the world. A highly developed nation depends on educated professionals and a skilled workforce. Education is an absolute necessity for economic and social development. UK and China, sharing different culture, have two typically different education systems. This essay pays more attention to the diversity of twoeducation systems.Some similarities and differences can be found, which can be classified as the comparison in eastern and western education.
Key Words: Education; Britain; China;
The education system of the UK is quite special and has an old history of evolution. It differs from that of China, but there are also some connections and differences between two countries. As for which one is better, it depends. Just as a coin has two sides, both are better than each other in some areas.
1. Education System
Education is a vital concern throughout Britain. The Britaineducation system is divided into early years, primary education, secondary education and tertiary education.
While in China the public education is run by the Ministry of Education. All citizens must attend school...
...Education System in England has changed considerably over the last few years reflecting the Governments aims to improve quality, increase diversity and make institutions more accountable to students, parents and teacher.
In pre-school education the emphasis is on: - group work
- Creativity activities
- guided play
In secondary school which is compulsory and ends at age of 16 teachers deal with regular subjects in addition to many cross curricular subjects such as Citizenship, Social Education, Health Education and Personal Developtment.
Teaching hours are usually from 8:30 to 03:30 p.m. Teacher stay after lessons hours for staff meetings, to prepare lessons and mark work.
Education is free for all children from 4 to 16.
Education can be provided ba state schools, public or independent schools or homelearning. About 94 per cent of students in England, receive free education in state schools while 6 per cent attend independent fee paying school.
The school year runs from September to July and is 39 weeks long.
The school holidays are Christmas 2 weeks, Spring 2 weeks and Summer 6 weeks.
English education is divided in three stages: Primary School, Secondary School and Higher Education.
Children normally start primary...
...The Secondary Education in Britain
The United Kingdom has a completely world-leading education system. The education in the United Kingdom has hundreds years of history, which is quite perfect and complex, and also has a very large flexibility. It is quite different from the education in China. Overall, the education in the UK is divided into three parts: primary education, secondary education and tertiary education.
The secondary education in the UK and China
The difference of education between the United Kingdom and China is mainly started from secondary education. In the UK, students enter the secondary school by taking the 11 plus exam at the age of 11. Private schools and public schools are the 2 types of British secondary schools. Public School is totally free and private school will cost a lot. But Private schools are usually much better than public schools no matter in facilities or teachers. But in China most secondary schools are public schools, which is better than private schools.
British secondary education lasts seven years and it can divide into two stages. One stage is before the age of 16 and the second stage is 16 to 18. The first stage is the period of compulsory education in the UK. British students have to learn many subjects during...
...Education in Great Britain is divided into four areas. England and Wales have the same education system, unlike Northern Ireland and Scotland whos education system are different. In England and Wales education system consists of primary, secondary, further and higher education. Compulsory education last for 11 years and children are legally required to start attending school after their fifth birthday (or earlier) and finish it somewhere at the age of 16. Most pupils transfer from primary school to secondary school at age of 11 or 12. There is also middle-schools system in which students are transferred from primary school at the age of 8 or 9, then onto secondary schools at the age of 12 or 13. In Scotland, compulsory school also last for 11 years, starting at the age of 5 and finishing at the age of 16. In that time the pupils get full-time education which is suitable to their abilities and age. Education system is Northern Ireland is simillar to the ones of England, Wales and Scotland. Compulsory school lasts for 12 years, starting at the age of 4. In Great Britain, four Key Stages to education were established. Each key stage lasts for two years. The first key stage starts at the age of 5 and the last key stage is completed at the age of 16. At the end of each key stage, pupils are assessed by National Curriculum...
...Education in Britain is compulsory and free for all children between the ages of 5-16. About 93 percent of all children are educated in state schools and the rest attend private schools. Primary school. Schoolchildren attend a primary school for 6 years (5 to 11 years). When students transfer to Secondary School at the age of 11, they do not take any examination, but their reports are sent on from the Primary School. Secondary School. Most children – over 80 percent – go to a comprehensive school. “Comprehensive” means all-inclusive. They admit pupils of all abilities. Pupils in all state in schools in England and Wales study 10 main subjects, among them: English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Art, Music, Physical Education, Information Technology. Religious education is also taught. Attainment tests are given at the ages of 7, 11 and 14. At the age of 16 students sit the exams in as many subjects as possible. Weak students may only sit for three or four subjects. Better students take ten subjects. At the age of 16 about two thirds of these pupils leave school and get jobs. About one-third stay on at school until the age of 18, preparing themselves for higher education. The 6th Form. More ambitious pupils continue to study in the 6th form. They stay on at school for one or two years to prepare themselves for university. They have only three or four main subjects, which are necessary to pass...
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Science 1 in the Early Years
Assessment: Item 1- Views of teaching and promoting science of young learners
The pedagogy of play can be hard to understand and part of the reason for this is it’s so difficult to explain how children learn by play because play isn’t simply; it is complex. Each child begins their early childhood education with a set of skills and prior knowledge that is influenced by their family, culture and past experiences (Fellows &Oakley, 2010). The past knowledge should become the foundation for developing an understanding of scientific concepts (Duschl, Schweingruber & Shouse, 2007). Children are naturally inquisitive, creative and aware of the world around them (Campbell & Jobling, 2012). Play is an important development tool and an effective way to teach children scientific concepts while using their prior knowledge (Preston, Mules, Baker & Frost, 2007). Learning science through play shows children that science is useful and enjoyable and is a significant aspect of the real world (Bulunuz, 2013). This essay will review teaching science through play, theorists who support play and the way in which the Australian curriculum and EYLF support play pedagogy.
Science and Play
Play pedagogy is a context for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they engage actively with people, objects and representations. Research shows...
...Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of others, but may also be autodidactic. Any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. Education is commonly divided into stages such as preschool, primary school, secondary school and then college, university or apprenticeship.
A right to education has been recognized by some governments. At the global level, Article 13 of the United Nations' 1966 International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights recognizes the right of everyone to an education. Although education is compulsory in most places up to a certain age, attendance at school often isn't, and a minority of parents choose home-schooling, e-learning or similar for their children.
3 Formal education
3.4 Tertiary (higher)
4 Other educational forms
4.3 Informal learning
4.4 Self-directed learning
4.5 Open education and e-learning
5 Development goals
5.2 Education and...
...Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, research, or simply through autodidacticism. Generally, it occurs through any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts.
Systems of schooling involve institutionalized teaching and learning in relation to a curriculum, which itself is established according to a predetermined purpose of the schools in the system. Schools systems were also based on people's religion giving them different curricula.
Main articles: Curriculum, Curriculum theory, and List of academic disciplines
School children in Durban, South Africa.
In formal education, a curriculum is the set of courses and their content offered at a school or university. As an idea, curriculum stems from the Latin word for race course, referring to the course of deeds and experiences through which children grow to become mature adults. A curriculum is prescriptive, and is based on a more general syllabus which merely specifies what topics must be understood and to what level to achieve a particular grade or standard.
An academic discipline is a branch of knowledge which is formally taught, either at the university–or via some other such method. Each discipline usually has several sub-disciplines or branches, and distinguishing...