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Education in Spain
Anybody would never give a big grimace when it comes to freebies. Of course, it really depends on what would be the matter involved; how about an all- expense paid tuition fee? The case is not anymore novel to Spanish ears as it is the circumstance of the education in Spain. Due to the system, 2003 statistics revealed that literacy rate soared as high as 98.8% in men and 97.4% in women.
Levels of education in Spain come in six categories namely kindergarten (Educacion Infantil), primary (Educacion Primaria), secondary (Educacion Secundaria), bachelor (Bachillerato), first degree technical college (Ciclo Formativo de Grado Medio), second degree technical college (Ciclo Formativo de Grado Superior) and university (Unibersidad). When making a comparison to the approach used by the rest of the countries in the world, it is quite longer but will unmistakably produce more efficient learners.
Education in Spain does not have any cost when it comes to non- private institutions. However, even when teaching is without charge, parents are still obliged to provide for all the materials that will be utilized by their children. It includes the basic objects such as pencils, crayons, papers and books, among the others. The government has thought of such a good arrangement so the locals will not just depend on what can be given to them sans the labor.
At the start of every year, an estimate of fifty pounds will be spent for each kid. Education in Spain actually has several perks as there are some regions like in Andalusia where its government hand out tokens to trade them in stores. The practice has been adapted since 2006 where those that are aged from three to ten will obtain complimentary hardbacks. As for the uniforms, those that go to public institutions normally wear casual clothing.
When the compulsory secondary level has been completed, a student will be able to obtain a certificate that will entitle him or her to qualify for one of the diverse kinds of Bachelor Courses. The Bachelor Courses actually vary from one place to another where the most common types are Health Sciences (Bachillerato de Ciencias de la Salud), Technology (Bachillerato Tecnologico), Arts (Bachillerato de Arte) and Society Sciences (Bachillerato de Ciencias Sociales).
Aside from enrolling for the Bachelor Courses, vocational training can also be obtained when the compulsory education level has been finished. There are more than 200 specialties that can be chosen from. As for those that are wishing to have admittance to the University Status, an entrance exam called PAAU must be taken first. It comprises of assessments on Philosophy, Foreign Language and History.