compulsory [kəmˈpʌlsərɪ] — обязательно;
considerable [kənˈsɪdərəb(ə)l] — значительный;
receive [rɪˈsiːv] — получать;
Authorities [ɔːˈθɒrɪtɪs] — органы, власть;
loan [ləʊn] — взаймы;
Educational system in Britain has compulsory character. All children must study between aged 5 to 16.
There is a considerable choice of post-school education in Britain. The higher education system in the UK include universities, colleges and courses at various colleges.
Students may receive grants and loans from their Local Educational Authorities to help pay for books, accommodation, transport and food. However, most students should pay these loans back after they get a job.
Most students in Great Britain live away from home, in flats or halls of residence. To pay for education, many students have to work in the evening and during their summer vacations.
University usually consists of college. Department of colleges organized into faculties. The university students have a number of lectures, seminars, tutorials and laboratory sessions. Lecturers are large groups of students, while the workshops are much smaller than the lecture. Lectures and seminars are all one hour in length, labs, the last 2 or 3 chasa.Uchebny year is divided into three trimesters. The first two terms of the last 24 weeks, the third term is reserved for classes and exams and lasts for six weeks.
After three years of teaching university graduate will leave with a Bachelor of Arts or Science. A student may continue to take a master’s degree, and then a doctor.
There are more than 44 universities in the UK. But not all universities are equal. They differ from each other in history and tradition. The oldest and internationally renowned universities of Oxford and Cambridge.