education in great britain: schools
in britain it is compulsory for everyone between the ages of 5 and 16 years to receive some officially recognized form of schooling, though most secondary schools continue to provide education until the age of 18.
the vast majority of pupils attend state schools, which are absolutely free (including all text books and exercise books), but there are also about 500 private schools providing secondary education. the most famous of these schools are eton and harrow.
there is no statutory age at which students change from primary to secondary school, nor are schools "specialized" — pupils choose from the numerous subjects taught in their particular school.
the recently introduced national curriculum has made it compulsory, however, for three core subjects — english, mathematics, and science — and seven other foundation subjects — technology (including design), history, geography, music, art, physical education, and a modern foreign language — to be included in the curricula of all pupils.
passage from one academic year to the next is automatic. after a two-year course, usually from 14 to 16 years of age, most pupils take their general certificate of secondary education (gcse), assessed on the basis of a mixture of course work and a written examination, in individual subjects.
pupils obtaining at least five passes at gcse can then specialize for two years (usually from16 to 18 years of age) in two or three subjects, in which they take the general certificate of education advanced level (a-level) examination. this is used as an entrance qualification for university (minimum two passes) and other types of higher education, as well as for many forms of professional training.
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2. it was great to see her last week
3/ sorry i have not phoned you earlier.
4/ he was very sorry to hear that you had not came in time.
5. whenever i drove past that restaurant, there always were a lot of people.
6. have you ever been to an open-air concert ?
7. my parents were angry because i had not passed my exam.
8. his brother told him that he ate all the fruit which he bought
9. at this time two weeks ago we were lying on the beach.
10. beth (to becime) pale when she heard the news
11. i was not impressed with his new car when i saw it yesterday.
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13. yesterday when i looked out of my window, i saw that my children were runing in the garden.
14. i was sure he always was your best friend
15. janet has/had never taken part in the concerts
16. when she came home, her son was having supper.
17. i had read all the articles before mother came