Most striking differences in school systems around the world
Schools around the world differ in subjects that children are taught, the number of hours they should study and the length of the school holidays. School is a place where children spend most of their time. Right there at school pupils usually decide what to become. Let's take a look at school subjects in different countries that are supposed to develop one's talents and skills.
In primary school children study reading and writing, arithmetic, introduction to natural sciences and local history. In secondary school, they have maths, language, natural sciences, history and physical education. Students can choose extra activities such as psychology, journalism, wood-carving or cooking.
Compulsory subjects in primary school include Hebrew, mathematics, Hebrew Bible, English, drawing, history, music, geography, nature studies, rhythmic, and physical education. Teachers can also add additional subjects, such as tricks and circus art or theater. High school children can choose subjects by themselves. For example, they can study foreign languages or chemistry, physics or music, biotechnology or criminology.
The primary school curriculum includes the Japanese language, calligraphy, nature studies, poetry, arithmetic, social studies, visual arts and music, physical education and household.
In secondary school, there are additional subjects, including physics, chemistry, biology, geology, English, life safety fundamentals and history.
#4 Saudi Arabia
In this country, children go to primary school at the age of six. They study religion, biology, physics and mathematics. Then children get Intermediate and secondary education.
In addition to compulsory subjects (native language, the environment, arithmetic and physical education) children in Australia have lessons that develop their creativity and public speaking.
In primary school children study Spanish, mathematics, literature, nature studies, physical education and a foreign language. Great attention is paid to music and art. Usually, by the end of school, a child can play one musical instrument. In secondary school, to the list of compulsory subjects, they get geography, history, social sciences and graphics.
Russian pupils in primary school have a lot of compulsory subjects: maths, nature studies, Russian, reading, a foreign language, drawing, music and physical education. In addition, children can learn to play chess. In secondary school they also study informatics, history, social science, geography, natural history, biology, physics, chemistry, life safety fundamentals and physical education.
In primary school children study Chinese, a foreign language, maths. They also have optional subjects, such as music or physical education. In secondary school the number of compulsory subjects and their complexity increases.
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