Differences Between Polish and English Schools

Topics: High school, School, Vocational school Pages: 2 (835 words) Published: January 15, 2013
If you think Polish and English schools are similar then you are wrong. They are still schools but have many differences. Polish schools don’t buy staff for you. You are the one who must buy everything to learn for yourself. In England every school buys staff for students. Every school in England has uniform. Most schools in Poland don’t have uniforms. In England you can choose options. Subjects you want to do next. In Poland you can’t choose options, you must to learn all subjects, but apparently this year students will be able to choose in what direction they want to learn e.g. more into maths and science or polish language and history etc. In England there are detentions but in Poland if you have bad grades then you can fail year so that means you are going to be in the same year again next year. In England there are lots of holidays but there is just one month of summer holiday. In Poland there is not many holidays in year but summer holiday last for over two months. 90% of teachers in Poland are women. Grades in England are from A* to G but in Poland they are from 6 to 1. In England A* is the best one but G is the worst one. In Poland the best one is 6, and the worst one is 1 and if you get many 1s and the average of your grades results in 1 then you fail the year. In Poland every lesson lasts for 45 minutes and there is a break after each lesson. Ends and starts of lessons in Poland are every day in different time, it depends on what year are you in and how many lessons have you got, e.g. year one will finish at 12.25pm and year six will finish at 3.25pm. In England the end of lessons is in the same time every day, no matter what year you are in. In Poland there are obligatory books that mean you must to read books in home and you work on the book in school in polish language/literacy, also you have then few tests to get some grades and prove that you have read it. In Poland there is a lot of stress because you have many tests and sometimes at the beginning...
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