There are several British Schools in Azerbaijan, mainly in Baku, in addition to those offering the IB programme. ABC is one of the latest additions to the international education scene.

 

When a student moves from an Azerbaijani to a British school, he or she enters the same year-group according to the British system, which is one number higher than the Azerbaijani numbering.

 

The following comparison of the Azerbaijani and British education systems might make it easier to understand:

 

Azerbaijanii System

British System

Age

 

Pre-Nursery

0 – 1 years

 

Pre-Nursery

1 – 2 years

 

Pre-Nursery

2 – 3 years

 

Nursery

3 – 4 years

 

Reception

4 – 5 years

 

Primary, Key Stage 1

5 – 6 years

Primary Education 1st Class

Primary, Key Stage 1

6 – 7 years

Primary Education 2nd class

Primary, Key Stage 2

7 – 8 years

Primary Education 3rd Class

Primary, Key Stage 2

8 – 9 years

Primary Education 4th Class

Primary, Key Stage 2

9 – 10 years

General Secondary Education 5th Class

Primary, Key Stage 2

10 – 11 years

General Secondary Education 6th Class

Lower Secondary, Key Stage 3

11 – 12 years

General Secondary Education 7th Class

Lower Secondary, Key Stage 3

12 – 13 years

General Secondary Education 8th Class

Lower Secondary, Key Stage 3

13 – 14 years

General Secondary Education 9th Class

Middle Secondary, Key Stage 4, IGCSE

14 – 15 years

Full Secondary Education 10th Class

Middle Secondary, Key Stage 4, IGCSE

15 – 16 years

Full Secondary Education 11th Class

Upper Secondary, A-levels

16 – 17 years

Bachelor’s Degree Year 1

Upper Secondary, A-levels

17 – 18 years

Bachelor’s Degree Year 2

Bachelor’s Degree Year 1

18 – 19 years

Bachelor’s Degree Year 3

Bachelor’s Degree Year 2

19 – 20 years

Bachelor’s Degree Year 4

Bachelor’s Degree Year 3

20 – 21 years

 

Here are some facts about the British Education System:

  • They start primary at the age of 5, and finishes at the age of 18. In other words, the education is 13 years.
  • Pupils can easily move from one system to another.
  • Azerbaijani pupils are allowed to enter into the same year-group according to the British system. This means that an Azerbaijani pupil in third grade in primary will be in fourth grade in the British system.
  • An Azerbaijani pupil, who starts at year 6, therefore enters directly into the second grade, and will complete A-levels in 12 years, just one more year compared to the Azerbaijani system. However, the Bachelor Degree in the British system is three years as compared to four years in the Azerbaijani system.
  • Pupils, who fail, do not have to repeat a course. However, to move from Middle Secondary (IGCSE) to Upper Secondary (A-level), it is necessary to pass minimum four subjects with grades A*, A, B or C.
  • To pass A-levels, one needs to pass minimum two subjects with grades A*, A, B, C, D or E. Many universities will require three subjects.
  • For direct access to universities worldwide, one needs to pass five IGCSE with grades A*, A, B or C by the end of year 13, as well as two subjects from A-levels with grades A*, A, B, C, D or E.
  • Only A and AS-level subjects give entry points to university.