School system in China
The school system in China is divided into different parts that must succeed to be promoted to a new class. It is divided into three years of Kindergarten. Also five to six years of elementary school and three to six years of middle school. These are the compulsory levels of education for each student. After this, students can choose higher education in various fields.
Chinese school system ages
Pre-Primary Education – 2 to 6-7 years
Primary education – 6-7 to 12 years
Junior high school – 12 to 15 years
Senior High School – 15 to 18 years
Pre-Primary School or Child Care is often seen as an essential part of a child’s education. It is available for children older than two years. These schools involve children in various activities that are essential for academic growth. Pre-primary school is not compulsory in some areas. The places for childcare or pre-primary schools are filling up so fast as the Chinese are very worried about their children’s education. The Chinese language is taught at these schools as their mother tongue.
Primary education in Chinese schools begins at the age of six to seven years. In schools, primary education is provided free of charge. Chinese schools differ in many ways from Western schools. In the first days, the students are taught Chinese and mathematics which is also called the “The Big Two”. Children in this phase also have some extra activities like music, art, dancing, etc.
Middle education begins at the age of 12 to 18 years. Divided into junior high school and senior high school in the public school in China. Junior middle education is compulsory for all students and after completion, students can choose between senior middle school, vocational school, or a vocational school.