American react to British Schools Explained – Anglophenia Ep 25

American react to British Schools Explained – Anglophenia Ep 25

yo what up youtube wardrobe live we back with another video for this video we’re gonna be reacting to pretty schools explained schoolyards coming back around at least for the stages already the united states has already started at least for some states some states start later on like in september like where my state is in louisiana we started already some kids already going back this is the week of starting i don’t know when british schools start on so get something to find out but we already five thousand scribes only having a good day blessed are staying safe and it’s rough for the negativity if y’all is going at school hope you’re enjoying your school i love it i’m glad i graduated but y’all go get your education even though half the about to learn in school you’re not going to use them like hey yeah well let’s get to the video hi i’m siobhan thompson and this is anglophenia now many of the most beloved stories from the uk are set in schools all the way from tom brown’s school days to harry potter and the history boys but the british school system is remarkably different from that in the u.s so much so that it’s often the first thing that americans ask me to explain to them so here is the cliffs notes version of how the british school system works but study up because there’s going to be an exam at the end of the video i thought a gave me no test i’m not been graduated i’m not taking two public schools and state schools what americans call private schools are called public schools in the uk and what you call public schools we call state schools there are also so that’s already a big difference private schools you got like paid to attend so probably people with more income they go to private schools people go to private schools that don’t have that much money but you know some people consider private schools better education than public schools me i don’t know my nephew was a private school it didn’t turn him up any better now he back in public school i don’t know people consider private school more uppity you know uppity people probably the public school consider you know yeah i’m the pub school i learned what i needed to learn some private schools that don’t call themselves public schools they call themselves private or independent schools but most of the ones that americans are thinking about you know where people live in a mansion and wear a very silly uniform are called public schools got it most state schools these days are comprehensive meaning that they accept students of every academic ability but there was a system that’s still in place in some areas of secondary modern and grammar schools there kids take a test at 11 to see what type of school they’ll go to the grammar schools being more academic and the secondary models more vocational church schools why your school sound like hell yeah school systems suck it’s school fun and bre i guess if you grew up in it is fun to you but somebody’s probably come and talk to it there’s no separation of church and state in the uk so many schools both state and public are church schools oddly this doesn’t translate into later church attendance which is much lower in the uk than in the us so we got like christian schools christian academies you know people that’s more i i don’t know what’s why they got chris we got a christian school in my own city but tell you the truth i think at some point like they go to church i don’t know too much about christian school never have to go to them like how most people don’t use algebra after the age of 18 i guess uniforms pretty much all schools have some kind of uniform ranging from a school jumper all the way up to the white tie and tails that they wear at eaton the idea behind it is to create a sense of identity and school pride see in the states it’s like there too some schools got uniforms i guess it depends on what state you’re going to then some schools don’t have uniforms you can wear but not what you want but if it’s nice you wear which one you know you could wear jeans and a t-shirt in some schools private schools they got uniforms you know like product british you got to wear the tie you know they had public schools you don’t got to wear the tie you just it’s a collar shirts or some khaki shorts and pants you know the colors of the shirts depends on what color schools you go through school colors and all that that’s really it i guess the uniforms probably like take away the individualism from it and probably the way it saved money too probably wearing a uniform because if you’re wearing like different clothes every day you gotta keep up with somebody that dressed nicer than you and you know the student that got the less less amount of money don’t look as nice as the other person so if uniforms uniforms will break that all y’all eat eagle in some way some people still might have nicer clothes and uniforms than other ones still fits i almost had an aneurysm trying to get in prefects in british schools all the students can be chosen to be prefects being prefect sounds super cool but in reality it mostly entails policing the lunch line and stopping the younger kids from hitting each other you do get a cool badge though so that’s something most schools also have a head boy and a head girl who attends school council meetings and give a speech at prize giving at the end of the year oh prize giving is the closest thing that we have to a graduation ceremony exams what y’all like how y’all age go instead some schools like ninth grade to 12th grade like sixth grade to eight you know kindergarten to fifth grade and they changed them these like it’s kinda going on the third fourth to like six some schools changing since i grew up but hey y’alls where it go i think as you probably gonna explain i don’t know national exams are a huge part of the british school experience it’s all very simple you take gcses at 16 and then a levels at 18 which are kind of like ap exams but different also in scotland they study for highers in survey levels and gcses used to be called o levels also as levels happen in the middle of a levels look it’s just this is the most complicated bit i promise i guess in fourth grade you take a leap test eighth grade take a leap test that’ll lead you to the next grade i guess just to see where you at if you pass the class and fail that test you get a chance to retake that test and if you don’t pass the test you fail i think 10th grader used to have a ge they got rid of that i don’t know how to use the sound state my states they got rid of that and yeah that’s it when you yeah vision this is you got to take a test to go to college not go to college but you got like an act test depending on your score depending what college you could go to like your gpa and your act depends on how good of a college you can go to so like if i have a 2.0 in my act at 18 i could go to a school that could accept the 18 but yeah i the product could do better explain it it’s just what we call studying for exams it’s not a biggie just a lot of people seemed confused about it juniors and seniors instead of the american system of elementary school middle school and so on most british schools are divided into juniors and seniors junior school also called primary school is for four to 11 year olds and senior school is for 11 to 18 year olds at some public schools they divide it up a little differently they have pre-prep from four to seven prep from seven to 13 and then senior from 13 to 18. sixth form the last two years of school is called the sixth form divided into the lower sixth and upper sixth the name is a hangover from a previous more complicated system of naming classes which has stuck around for some reason in many schools sixth formers are given a lot more freedom than the other students often being allowed to wear their own clothes instead of school uniform cool university you apply to do a single subject at british universities and only study that one thing no math or language requirements or any of that other stuff that you have to do at american colleges bachelor’s degrees generally take three years and you know what let’s just cover this in another it’s like that in college you go to college you taking useless classes you go to a four-year college you’re not going to get into your degree to the fourth fourth i mean the second year third third year after the first two years you’re taking dumbass classes english one english two you you’re taking now you’re not even getting into your major into your junior year it’s just a way to get more money out yet so the video it’s very complicated so there we go are there any things about british schools that you have questions about let us know in the comments and don’t forget to subscribe for more videos also if you have any other questions about british culture you can tweet us at anglophenia and maybe your topic will be covered in another video all right that was british schools explained it is really completely it’s not completely there but it is different from the u.s schools and in a lot of ways what the educational ways but i don’t know like inside the class is how they explain everything but hey we’re going to roll the 5000 subscribers i hope y’all enjoy the rest and hope you enjoy the rest of y’all day we uh y’all stay blessed peace
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