Schools in Scotland

A brief overview of the Scottish educational system...

Scotland has its own education framework, separate from that in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Children have seven years of primary education and four years of compulsory secondary education. At age 15 to 16, students may take the Scottish Certificate of Education (SCE), the equivalent to GCSEs. Instead of A Levels, they can then take Highers two years after the SCE; this is usually the entry qualification for university.

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