Slovak System of Education
The Slovak republic n Capital: Bratislava n Total area: 49, 035 km² n Population: 5, 447, 502
System of Education n School attendance is compulsory from the ages of 6 to 15 n School year starts on 2 nd of September and finishes on 30 th of June n The school year is divided into two terms September - January, February - June n Students are assessed by marks from 1 -5
Education in our country includes several stages n Pre-school n Primary education n Secondary n Higher education
Pre-school education n Créches (for children up to 3 years) n Nursery schools (for children aged from 3 to 6) n Special kindergartens for disabled children
Primary education Is divided into two stages - first stage grades 1 -4 - second stage grades 5 -9 n Primary school provides children with general education in languages, history, geography, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, arts, religion or ethics and physical education n At the age of 15 pupils transfer from primary to secondary school- some talented pupils to grammar schools at the age of 11 n
Secondary education n Grammar schools- general and rather academic education, which prepares students for university. Some of them specialized in specific subjects, like maths or languages n Special schools- including technical colleges, which specialize in building, chemistry, etc. , business and hotel academies, agricultural schools, nursing schools, music and art schools, all of them offer a professional education. n Vocational schools- (3 year schools) prepare students for practical job. n Secondary education- usually lasts 4 years and finishes with school leaving examination – a requirement for admission by all universities and colleges. Examination- four subjects , oral exam. Students receive a School- Leaving Certificate.
Higher education n n n Universities and colleges Lasts from 4 to 6 years Three- year courses for a Bachelor´s Degree, followed by courses for a Master´s Degree. Medicine (6 years), law, jurnalism, Teachers´Traning College are many of various faculties. . . University or College study also finishes with a state examination, a student has to write a thesis in order to receive a diploma in his or her chosen field of study. Doctoral Degrees are awarded after another few years of study
The Faculty of Natural Science
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