Senior schools in the UK usually provide education from year 7 (F.1) to year 13 (F.7) while a small number of them from year 9 (F.3). Education system of the UK is similar to the old system of Hong Kong, both involve seven years of secondary education. GCSE and GCE A-levels are two public examinations equivalent to HKCEE and HKALE respectively. When graduated from senior schools, admission to university will be based mainly on student’s public examination achievement and involvement in extra-curriculum activities.
GCE A-levels poses less restriction on subject choices when compared to HKALE, allowing students to do arts subjects alongside with science subjects. It’s not unusual to find students doing both arts and science subjects such as history, physics and economics at the same time. Counselors and teachers in schools will help and advise when it comes the time when students make decision on subject combination, ensuring that students are choosing subjects that they’re capable of and interested in studying.
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