Система образования в России (личное письмо) / Educational system in Russia (informal letter)

Dear Ann,

Thanks a lot for your letter. Hope you passed your German test.

You asked me about the educational system in Russia. Well, most people go to nursery school first between 3 and 7 years old. Then, from age 7 onwards, education is compulsory and everybody goes to primary school until you`re 10 years old.

Between 11 and 15 years old, we go to secondary school. At the age of 16, we move to senior high school and stay there until 18. We take exams after secondary and after senior high school. They`re very important and you have to get good grades inthose exams to get into university.

In Russia education is free for everybody, but there`re private schools as well.

Sorry, I`ve got to go now. Lots of homework to do.

Best wishes,