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Yep, when I got to elementary school I could already read and write as well. Some kids couldn't. At all.
Originally Posted by Mr Minio
Oh, and when I was in primary school we were starting out at the age of 7, not 6.
Primary school in the UK, as in, proper school and not pre-school or nursery, is ages 5-6.

I started proper school at 3 because I could read and write at 2 years old All the other kids were 5 and 6 years old.
I never went to nursery or pre-school at all.

Did my final exams at 14, left school at 15 and got a job
Data engineering. Unless you miserably flunked more than 2 exams, you'd finished it in 7 semesters. As expected.

The level wasn't too high, and given my current job, the programming classes were all very entry level stuff. That being said, the major itself focused on data analysis, statistics etc., even though I took the more programming-oriented specialty. Lots of hand-written math too, and some fillers like psychology or law (WTF!?).
Well, its depend on i guess - especially civil and mechanical engineering
u must be pretty smart senpai
Lot of enginer here pass four years and some even reach seven
Obviously, the university time depends on the major. Med students study for 6 years!!! Usually it's 3 years undergraduate and then 2 years to get master. I spent only 3.5 years and became an engineer.
Originally Posted by resopamenic
And here i thought every corner of the world will just be like this
The basic school system in Japan is composed of elementary school (lasting six years), middle school (three years), high school (three years), and university (four years).
Sounds like Poland two years ago.
Oh, and when I was in primary school we were starting out at the age of 7, not 6.
And here i thought every corner of the world will just be like this
The basic school system in Japan is composed of elementary school (lasting six years), middle school (three years), high school (three years), and university (four years).
Good to know. Poland has changed the system lately. Right now it's like this:

1. Pre-school - from the age of 3 to the age of 6. At the age of six the pre-school is called a kindergarten and it is compulsory as a one-year-long preparation for primary school.

2. Primary school from the age of 6 to the age of 14 (8 years).

3. High school from the age of 14 to the age of 18 (4 years). Possible to choose a plain high school, a technical high school, or vocational school.

4. From there if you passed the school leaving exams you can try applying to university (practically a must if you chose the plain, or technical kind of high school - unless you don't mind working in supermarket for minimal wage or are really talented/lucky/have a knack for something etc.).

The recent changes include:
1. Kindergarten used to not be obligatory.
2. Primary school lasted only 6 years, then you had secondary school (called gymnasium) for 3 years, and then high school for 3 years.
Originally Posted by Mr Minio
As a side note, I will never memorize American school system. I constantly confuse college with high school.
The UK is almost the same.

England has Nursery, Pre-school, Reception, KS1, KS2, and the secondary school is KS3, KS4 and KS5.
Years are deemed as 1-12 across the two separate schools.

Scotland has a simple system. Primary School and Secondary School.
Primary 1-7, then secondary school is 1st year to 5th year, and a 6th year known as Prefect should the student wish to stay at secondary school for an extra year before going to either a college or a university.

Then there's the exam systems... GCSE and SGCSE, O-Level and A-Level, and then College and Uni with their own systems of exams... et al.