ЧАСТЬ V. УЧЕБНЫЕ МАТЕРИАЛЫ ДЛЯ ЧТЕНИЯ И ПЕРЕВОДА Text 15
THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IN GREAT BRITAIN
1.Public education in Great Britain consists of Primary, Secondary and Further Education. Primary and Secondary education is compulsory for all children. Further education is voluntary.
2.All chililren in CreatBritain go to school when they are five. They leave school at the age of fifteen but many boys and girls stay at school until they are sixteen-seventeen and go to further education or +o university.
3.The primary school includes nursery school (2-5), infant school (5-7) and junior school(7-11). The full secondary school age ranges from11 to 18. Children go to a grammar school, or to a secondary modem school, or to a secondary technical school, or toa comprehensive school.
4. The academic year begins after summer holidays and has three terms with the interval between them. Day-schools work on Mondays to Fridays only, from9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
5.Before lessons start, the teacher and all the boys and girls meet for prayers. Then they go to the classroom for the first lesson. At one o'clock children have a break for lunch. The break lasts about an hour. After lunch there is still time to go out and play.