Education in England is overseen by the United Kingdom's Department for Education. Local government authorities are responsible for implementing policy for public education and state-funded schools at a local level.
England also has a tradition of independent schools (some of which call themselves "public schools") and home education; legally, parents may choose to educate their children by any permitted means. State-funded schools are categorized asselective grammarschoolsorcomprehensiveschools.Comprehensive schools are further subdivided by funding into free schools, other academies, any remaining Local Authorityschools and others. More freedom is given to free schools, includingmost religious schools, and other academies in terms of curriculum. All are subject to assessment and inspection by the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills, or Ofsted.
The state-funded education system is divided into stages based upon age. Early Years Foundation Stage (ages 3–5); primary education (ages 5 to 11), subdivided into Key Stage 1 (KS1) Infants (ages 5 to 7) and Key Stage 2 (KS2) Juniors (ages 7 to 11); secondary education (ages 11 to 16), subdivided into Key Stage 3 (KS3; ages 11 to 14) and Key Stage 4(KS4; ages 14 to 16); Key Stage 5 is post-16 education (ages 16 to 18); and tertiary education (for ages 18+).
UK higher education and qualifications have a remarkable international reputation and the UK degree is recognized by global universities, top employers and government bodies creating huge number of chances to get placed with elite companies.
Many countries would like to follow the UK’s education system, as its quality is considered as the best in world. UK universities are inspected regularly by QAA to assess the standards of teaching, learning and research to ensure that set benchmarks are met.
The unrivalled cultural diversity of life in UK gives you the chance to experience a multicultural environment, meet fellow international students and develop a range of skills that are necessary to be part of today's global workforce.Along with the study, you can work a part-time job, internship or placement and develop valuable skills that are added to student’s CV. University may assist in providing placement after study.
Most UK universities offer merit based scholarship programs and funding opportunities to international students to support students’ study and cost of living costs. To apply, students will need to gain acceptance to the course of study. 30% of UK university research is classified as 'world-leading' and 46% as 'internationally excellent' by the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Every year, the UK government warmly welcomes lacs of international students with open arms. International student societies besides organizing parties, conducting events, planning activities and outings help in your bad days, giving advice to personal problems and assist you.
One needs to get UK Tier 4 General student visa to study higher education in UK University. It is quite easy to obtain and the process is simpler, more transparent and user-friendly for international students who have received an offer/CAS and are able to show the required funding available.