School systems

In all partner countries we have different eductaional systems. It is absolutely essential to know the systems of others for working together as a good team and understanding the different needs of each other.

French schoolsystem

The French education system

The French education system is based on 12 years of obligatory school. Education is obligatory from age 6 until the age of 16.

Children start school at the kindergarten 3 to 6 years. The kindergarten is not obligatory, but almost all children go there. It's during 3 years.

Then starts primary school: CP Preparatory Course, Basic Course 1st year CE1, the second year Basic Course CE2, the "Moyen" first year and finally the "Moyen" 2nd year: CM1 and CM2.

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Polish schoolsystem

The Polish education system

The education system in Poland is centrally administered by the Ministry of National Education and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Full-time compulsory education (which is provided in schools) concerns children and youth aged from 6 to16 years old, whereas part-time compulsory education (which is served in schools or non-school settings) concerns teenagers between 16-18 years old.

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German schoolsystem

German education system

The responsibility for the German education system lies primarily with the states (16 Bundesländer) while the federal government plays only a minor role. Education is the responsibility of the states (Länder) and part of their constitutional sovereignty (Kulturhoheit der Länder).

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Romanian schoolsystem

Romanian educational system

The Romanian educational system is based on a tuition-free, egalitarian system. Access to free education is guaranteed by Article 32 in the Constitution of Romania. Education is regulated and enforced by the Ministry of Education Research Youth and Sports.

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Hungarian schoolsystem

Hungarian education system

In Hungary children usually start school at the age of seven, but parents can decide whether those children who were born in autumn start when they are six, or a year later. In primary education there are junior and senior sections. Children are at junior section from the age of 6 (or 7) to the age of 10. Senior section lasts from the age of 11 to 14.

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Turkish schoolsystem

Turkish education system

The Turkish education system is organized on the basis of:

  • Constitution of the Turkish Republic
  • Laws Regulating Education and Instruction
  • Government Programs
  • Development Plans
  • National Education Councils

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Irish schoolsystem

Schoolsystem Ireland

Pre School

There is no organised pre school system in Ireland. Most pre schools are private and parents pay for pre schooling. Some are quite expensive - especially in the cities.

Primary School

Children must be four years of age to start primary school. Most children are four and a half to five years old when they start. Children spend 8 years in primary school. Year 1 is called Junior Infants, Year 2 is called Senior Infants, Year 3 is called 1st class, Year 4 is called 2nd class ... and so on to Year 8 which is called 6th Class.

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