Primary, secondary education in Australia for pupils and studens. List of institutions, rankings, prices

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Smaps offers many opportunities for secondary education in Australia. It is a country with a classic British learning system and amazing nature. The consultants of our company will be able to share with the interested parents information about the specifics of the training, they will tell about the organization and provision of the trip, preparation of the necessary documentation for the students, visas. Here you can also learn more about accommodation and training programs.

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The education system in Australia

Study in secondary school is divided into three stages: 1 - 7 years of study (elementary school), 7 - 10 classes (middle), 11-12 years of schooling (high school). Children should be sent to school at 6 years old, but caring parents prepare kids for training earlier, so you can often meet 5-year-old students. The year in local schools is divided not by semesters, but by 4 quarters. Foreigners are admitted to the school at any time: the student can go to school at the beginning of each quarter (October, February, April, June).

Local residents consider public schools a very worthy choice for education, so inprivate schools and boarding schools are mostly foreign students. The schools of separate education of girls and boys are quite common.

The British system of education provides for the compulsory study of English, mathematics, history, physics, at least one foreign language, geography, chemistry and biology. Physical education classes are mandatory for everyone, but you can choose your favorite sport and attend as an elective. Creative lessons provide for an individual choice. You can additionally engage in dancing, modeling, drawing, musical art or choose several creative courses.

Senior classes and admission to universities

The state requires universal education until the 10th grade, then the children continue their education for further admission to the university. To increase the chances of getting into a prestigious higher educational institution, Australian schoolchildren in 11th-12th grades choose several special electives: it can be classes in law, economics, technology, computers or accounting.

Entrance examinations to universities are not provided. University commissions pay attention to school grades, given the total score for all years (University Admission Index). The decision on enrollment is made on the basis of the UAI and the success of teaching at electives.

Australian and international schoolchildren who plan to study at foreign universities, pass the two-year universal program International Baccalaureate (IB), designed for international standards of quality education. The success of the passage of IB guarantees admission to the higher institutions of Britain, Canada or the USA.

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Rules for the admission of foreign children

To enter an Australian school, you need to have a good level of English and get tested for it. Assessments from the Russian school for the last three years are also presented. The school administration takes into account scores in mathematics, foreign language, physics and geography.

It is quite obvious that the level of English is not high enough for all applicants, therefore, schools often offer a preparatory course in their language centers.

Those who wish can be accommodated in a local family or in a general school residence. Parents can also live next to the child for one year if they issue an accompanying person's visa.

Australian schools are traditionally in high demand among foreigners due to the opportunity to enter the universities of the world without additional training or undergoing preparatory courses. Parents consider a low price for schooling to be a significant plus. On average, one year stands 20 to 25 percent less than in the US or Europe. Depending on the rating and location of the school, 9 to 11 thousand AUD (Australian dollars) are paid for tuition. For food and accommodation of a family of three people, you must pay in a month 1 - 1.7 thousand AUD.

A significant advantage in choosing a study in the country is the unique nature of the country, rare species of animals and temperate climate. Local culture and the mentality of the population have a choice for this country for long-term childcare. The crime rate in the state is the lowest in the world and is 1.28 (the number killed per 100,000), in Russia it is approximately 19.8, and in the EU it reaches 2.37. Getting education in the school of Australia combines a low price, excellent quality and excellent prospects for further education in the university.

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