Male schools. Mixed schools. Female schools Any state or public “Senior” school must prepare children to GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) or GNVQ (General Nation Vacation Qualification). After that, if you want, you may join to the A-level courses. It’s 2year courses of 6-7 subjects, which pupil chose himself. So these subjects determinates his next way and specialization in university. Often, foreigners start their education with A-levels. Instead of Russian, English education cannot be free. Any student must pay for study, also foreign must pay more than English. But there is credit for education. After finishing university and giving job with about 21000 pounds per year, government start to return that credit.