Primary and secondary schools in Canada.

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Canada's education system is primarily the responsibility of the individual provinces and territories, with some variation across the country. However, there are general similarities in the structures of primary and secondary education systems.

 

Primary education:

Names: In many provinces, primary education is usually referred to as "primary" or "elementary" school.

Grades: Primary education usually runs from Kindergarten (or Grade 1) to Grade 6 or 8, depending on the province.

Curriculum: The curriculum focuses on core subjects such as math, language arts, science, social studies, and physical education. Other subjects such as music and art may also be included.

Secondary education:

Nouns: Secondary education is commonly referred to as "secondary school".

Grades: High school usually consists of grades 9-12. However, in some provinces it may start from the 10th grade.

Curriculum: The curriculum is more specialized in high school, and students must take a certain number of credits in different subjects. Common core subjects include mathematics, English, science and social studies. In addition, students can choose elective courses based on their interests and career goals.

Graduation Requirements:

In order to graduate from high school, students typically must earn a certain number of credits in required and elective courses.

In some provinces, students may be required to complete a certain number of community service hours.

Post-secondary pathways:

Successful completion of high school allows students to pursue post-secondary education, including university, college or vocational training.

In many provinces, students must complete specific courses or achieve certain grades to be eligible for university admission.

Languages of education:

English and French are the official languages of instruction across Canada, with some provinces offering education in both languages. French language education is particularly popular in Quebec.

Standardized Test:

Provinces often administer standardized tests in different grades to assess student performance and the effectiveness of the education system.



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