– Education in the United Kingdom comprises several systems divided according to regional government. The UK Government is responsible for England proper; the Scottish, Welsh Assembly, and the Northern Ireland Executive governments have their own spheres of responsibility.
– Although these systems resemble each other, the Scottish model differs slightly from the rest. For example, secondary schools in Scotland require that students obtain a wide education.
– A similar policy applies to university programs, which generally take a year longer to complete than elsewhere in the UK.
– The other educational systems stick more to depth than to breadth.