In Britain, school is compulsory between the ages of five and sixteen. Primary education continues until the age of eleven. Pupils wishing to enter university usually finish their secondary education when they are eighteen. Other types of further education are available for those who want to learn a trade such as catering or specialize at an early stage. In recent years, the proportion of young people entering university has risen dramatically. The variety of degree courses on offer has also widened.
Read the questions below, think about them all and then choose ONE of them and write your answer (5-10 sentences).
1. What were the most useful things that you learned at the university?
2. If you can decide, how many years of school would be compulsory? Why?
3. What do you think: Why more and more young people enter university in Britain?