'O' Levels/ 'A' Levels . . .
Posted by Tay on July 10, 1998 at 19:33:33:
In response to Eton School, written by Caroline on July 05, 1998 at 21:07:20
] ] Is Eton College a sort of prepatory school for boys to go before they move on to Oxford? Or are those two on equal footing?
] Tay, Eton college was and is one of the most prestigious "public" schools (not the same as a preparatory school- the prep school prepares you for public school).Most of the boys who went to Eton were destined for Oxford or Cambridge in Jane Austen's time.
Another question, Caroline, if you don't mind.
Would Eton be like from eight grade to the 'O' Levels (tenth grade?)
What would be the age range for the kids?
I know that the boys were around seventeen when they began Oxford - is that the 'A' Levels? I have a kind of confused idea of the British educational system, so would grately appreciate any help.
And now that you said about the prepatory schools - would that be the American elementary/jr. high schools respectively? And what would be the equivalent to the British "public school" in America??
Thanks a lot for any info,
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