STRUCTURE OF EDUCATION SYSTEM IN SOUTH KOREA
Education in the People's Republic of China is a state-run system of public education managed by the Ministry of Education. All citizens must attend school for at least nine years.
The government provides primary education for six years, starting at age six or seven.
This is followed by six years of secondary education for students between the ages of 12 to 18 years.
There are three years of middle school and three years of high school. However, in some provinces, students attend four years of middle school after completing only five years of primary school.
University applicants compete for scholarships based on academic ability.
Secondary schools have traditionally used a five-scale grading system, which is converted from the student's raw score in midterms and finals (out of 100).
- A: You-xiu: Excellent (80-100%)
- B: Liang-hao: Good (75-84%)
- C: Zhong-deng: Satisfactory (literally, "middle"; 65-74%)
- D: Ji-ge: Pass (60-65%)
- F: Bu-ji-ge: Failure (0-60%)