My school, education



Otázka: My school, education

Jazyk: Angličtina

Přidal(a): Natálie V.


My school is called Gymnázium Nad Kavalírkou. It’s a general eight-year high school. My school is located in Prague 5, in Košíře district. It’s quite big-more than 500 students visit it.

I started going to this school in 2012. I go to school 5 days a week. I have a lot of good friends at this school. I have 11 subjects: Czech, English and French, mathematics, physics, chemistry, geography, history, biology, civics lesson, sports lesson. We have the seminars that we can choose.

We start at 7:50 a.m. and finish at 2:30 p.m. on average. We have breaks (10 minutes) and we have a long break (30 minutes) to eat our lunch in the canteen.

Kavalírka school is really big, we have a lot of specialized classes (biology, physics, geography, history, chemistry, mathematics, music, arts, languages, computers). In the regular classroom, there are the chairs + tables, the blackboard, the computer, the screen, the projector. To practice sports, we have the sports grounds + the gyms + the athletic track. Students can do a lot of sports in Kavalírka – volleyball, football, athletic disciplines (high jump, long jump), gymnastics …

During the studies, there are several snow classes or stays in England or in France.

I like my school. I like languages, geography, history, but I hate math, physics and chemistry – I have to spend a lot of time studying these trades. I don’t like to write tests, but I like a lot to write essays, to create projects etc. My most preferable subject is Czech literature and the French and English language.


Educational system in GB

Schools are divided into:

  • a) public (independent) schools – they are private. Only the wealthiest families can afford these schools. Some of them have a long time tradition (Eton, Rugby – the famous game was invented here) and they are often „boarding schools“ – that means that the boys stay at schools day and night)
  • b) state schools – parents don´t have to pay any fees
    • first, children go to nursery school
    • at the age of 5, they go to „primary school“ – from the age of 11 to the age of 16, they attend „secondary school“
    • at the age of 16 they take GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) – also called „O-levels“ (Ordinary levels)
    • then they can leave the school and continue at Further Education College – this is mainly vocational training (cooking, engineering, hairdressing etc.), or they can stay at Secondary School for another two years and prepare for „A-levels“ – they are used as entrance exams to university
    • Universities are independent – you have to pay for your studies


Educational system in the USA

  • between the ages of 3 and 6 the children go to kindergarten or nursery school
  • at the age of 6 they go to elementary or primary school
  •  there are two models of secondary education:
    • the first model is middle school (from 10 to 14) and high school (from 14 to 18)
    • the second model is junior high school (11- 14) and senior high school (14- 18)
  • at the age of 18 they have their high school diploma
  • not many students go to universities; they must have an interview and a test (which is very difficult)
  • the most famous American universities are: Harvard (near Boston) – it is a private university; Yale, Princeton
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