These days we are studying the language of Schools and Education in class. Here you have some further and useful practice.
Education in Britain
The General Certificate of Education or GCE is an academic qualification that examination boards in the United Kingdom confer to students.
In the past the GCE traditionally comprised two levels: the Ordinary Level (O Level) and the Advanced Level (A Level). More recently examination boards also offer an intermediate third GCE level, the Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS Level)
O level: Formal name Ordinary level (O level maths)
- · a pass in a particular subject at O level ‘He has eight O levels’
- · basic level of the General Certificate of Education, now replaced by GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education, -similar to our ‘ESO’)
Now...Watch this interesting and easy-to-understand video. Then listen ONLY and complete the gaps in the text below.-
At the very beginning the presenter asks if you go to school on _____1____ and if you wear a ___2___.
Most children ___3___ school at the age of 5. Then at 11 they have to go to ___4___ until the age of 16, when they take their GCSE ___5___.
After these, about ___6___ of students leave school and the others stay for two more years and take A level exams or ___7___ level examinations.
Then 20% of them go to university and 20% go to another kind of education and ___8___...
Most schools are ___9___ i.e. for both boys and girls.
On average there are __10__ students in a Primary School class and ___11___ in a Secondary School class.
The presenter goes to six different classes: 1st is a ____12___ class; 2nd ___13__, 3rd ___14___, 4th ____15___, 5th ____16___ and 6th ___17___
Other subjects are Information technology, ___18___, ____19____English___20___, and Religion.
At lunchtime there is a break of an hour. Some students stay at school and have their lunch in the school___21___. After school they do different activities...
Schools like Eton are ___22___. Some of them are also ___23___schools…
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