To date, the education system in the Czech Republic consists of separate interconnected cubes, convenient and logically justified. At the age of three the child crosses the threshold of kindergarten at six - primary school, which is free and is required to visit for nine years, five years - the first step, four years - the second .
In high school are those who are able, who aspires to a broader secondary education and intends to study further. After nine years of basic school in grammar school for another four years, ending with her about the age of 19 (for the full period of study 13 years). These four years in compulsory education are not included.
Czech prestigious high school, to survive the competition. Completed training obtain a certificate of secondary education full (equivalent to our 11 years of school), Czech maturita. For "Maturity" must pass two compulsory subjects: "Czech language and literature", "foreign language" as well as two other optional subject. Grammar schools may have a humanitarian or scientific and mathematical bias. Do more to college only if you have "Maturity".
More than 80 percent of the graduates of basic schools after grade 9 rushes in secondary vocational schools and secondary vocational schools where you can get used to the specialty. What kind of graduates decide in advance with the help of parents and professional psychologists designed to give competent advice when choosing a career.
Grade 9 classes have until March 1, must submit a request to the school principal with an indication of the institution at which they are going to do. And in April, they had already written test at their future school. Duration of training in vocational schools is different. Four-year school training combined with a program of secondary school graduates receive secondary education and can either work on a specialty, or to go to learn more. Just if you want to finish a two-year additional course, giving a full secondary education "Maturitu", and qualify for university bench.
Primary and secondary schools of the Czech Republic can be public and (private, church).
The special types of secondary vocational schools include Conservatory, where for 6-8 years taught singing, music, dance, drama. Higher education in the Russian sense, Conservatory does not. It is produced in universities, which are classified as "top" schools.
More attractive and prestigious specialized school - high school (high school). The number of students at Czech universities for the period from 1990-91 to 1997-98 has increased by 40 percent. Incoming fever begins in the spring , before the "Maturity". Applicants familiar with the admission requirements and the requirements send applications to several schools.
The quality of education in secondary schools is different from each other and compare certificates of assessment is difficult, so universities, as well as in Russia, conducted entrance exams. As a rule, examinations take place in the form of written work and tests. Entrance examinations are held in May and June. Statements in most public universities are served until the end of February.
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