British Certificate of Education

Certificate of Secondary Education

  • Grade 10 – considered improper standard GCSE
  • Grade 11 – in general, comparable to the standard GCSE (mark A, B and C) in all subjects, except English.
  • Diploma recognized by the relevant vocational qualification certificates of the Association of Trade Unions “City and Guilds” first level.
  • Diploma of secondary specialized educational institutions usually comparable to national diploma BTEC / NVQ / SVQ third level or GNVQ / GSVQ advanced.

National curriculum

In the UK national curriculum includes subjects prescribed for students 5-16 years old. The main disciplines are English, mathematics and science. Other compulsory subjects – drawing and engineering, computer science, geography, history, physical education, art and music. Modern foreign language is introduced into the program at the age of 11-14 years. Compulsory courses for students 14-16 years: English, mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences, foreign language, physical education. Religious education and, in high school, sex education is not included in the list, but also necessary. The same applies to vocational training. Much attention is paid to the current state of information and communication technologies.