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The United Kingdom is located between the North Atlantic and the North Sea. Its official name is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), which consists of England, Wales, and Scotland. and Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland). The capital is London, which is also the largest city in the UK. It has a significant international status in business, education, finance, fashion, health, media, tourism, transportation, etc.; it is also one of the world's major financial centers. The official language is English and the common currency is British Pound (£, GBP).


The United Kingdom is the birthplace of English. The international status of British English is unshakable and the United Kingdom is the standard defender of traditional formal education. It has a strong learning atmosphere and many top universities. Rich teaching resources. The UK's education system is complete and its quality is highly recognized internationally. The pathways for international students to advance to higher education are also very diverse, with many opportunities to enter top universities. In addition, the UK and Hong Kong have a long and profound historical relationship, as well as the latest BNO policy. Advantages: The UK has always been one of the most popular countries for students from Hong Kong and Macao to study.

Full name: United Kingdom

Area: 243,610 square kilometers

Population: about 60 million

Language: The official language is English< /p>

Religion: Christian, Catholic

Currency: British Pound £ (GBP)


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London (summer: maximum 22 degrees/minimum 14 degrees), (winter: maximum 7.5 degrees/minimum 3.5 degrees )

Edinburgh (summer: maximum 18.5 degrees/minimum 11 degrees), (winter: maximum 6 degrees/ Minimum 0.5 degrees)

Flight time: about 10 hours from Hong Kong


British education system


The British education system is generally divided into 5 stages:

*Key Stage 1: 5- 7 years old

*Key Stage 2: 7- 11 years old

Key Stage 3: 11-14 years old (Second 1 to 3)

Key Stage 4: 14-16 years (GCSE)

Key Stage 5: 16-18 years (AL)

*Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 (from one year to six years)

After A Level, there is a 3-year bachelor’s degree; a master’s degree is usually 1 to 2 years

Primary and secondary schools

Primary and secondary schools in the UK can be divided into two categories: public and private. Public schools are owned and managed by the government. Tuition fees are free and only eligible British citizens can enroll. There are about 1,000 public secondary schools in the UK, most of which are day schools and do not have boarding facilities; only about 35 of them provide boarding. At the same time, the school will be divided into three different categories based on admission requirements and academic performance: Grammar, Academy and Comprehensive/Voluntary Aided. There are currently more than 2,000 private schools, more than 800 of which have boarding facilities, and students of any nationality are welcome to apply. Most secondary schools are registered schools approved by the British Ministry of Education and the British Council, and are supervised by HMC (The Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference) to ensure the educational quality of each institution.


The UK implements six years of primary school (Classes 1 to 6), five years of secondary school (Classes 7 to 11) and two years of preparatory education (Classes 12). to Class 13). After completing Class 11, students must take the British General Certificate Examination (GCSE). After completing the preparatory course, they must apply for the Advanced Certificate Examination (GCE A-Level). Then, depending on the GCE A-Level results, they can apply for the university of their choice or other higher education. Academy.


Most secondary schools in the UK have strict age limits for students to enter. Students generally complete Class 13 at the age of 18. The school is divided into three semesters a year, with the main start date being September each year; the main holidays are Christmas, Easter and summer vacation. The local government stipulates that middle school students in school must have a guardian to provide support. If there are no relatives who can serve as guardians, the school can arrange it on their behalf.

Instructions for application procedures

  • School will start in September 2022. Applications must be made in October 2021, and seats will be allocated in March
  • Apply to the city government for admission
  • Apply to choose six public elementary schools
  • Apply to choose four to six public middle schools

Documents required for application

  • Two copies of parents’ address certificates
  • – Category 1 : Letter from the city government/lease agreement
  • – Category 2: British driving license/bank letter/utility bill

  • Proof of child’s address
  • – Immigration documents showing the child’s name and address/Children’s welfare letter or tax exemption notice/Children’s National Health Service NHS child registration card

  • Proof of child’s date of birth
  • – Birth certificate/passport

Visa instructions

  • According to the UK’s entry visa regulations, students holding HKSAR or BNO passports who are going to the UK to study for more than 6 months must apply for a student visa (Student Visa) before departure. The application usually takes 15-20 days. The sky waits.
  • Students need to prepare the following documents to apply:
  • Online application form and appointment Form
  • Passport valid for not less than 6 months
  • Letter of admission from the institution and receipt of tuition payment
  • Visa document CAS
  • Academic qualification documents
  • Finance certificate
  • Purchase medical insurance
  • Birth certificate
  • Entry and exit records in the past 10 years
  • Physical examination report
  • Identification photo

*The above information is for reference only and shall be subject to the information from the consulate

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