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Here in Australia we have a third dimension added to the state school/independent school binary: the Catholic school. Originally founded as charitable institutions back in the 19th century, they nowadays inhabit a halfway-house between the public and private spheres: their funding is sourced through a mixture of government tax money and compulsory parental fees. As a consequence, they u...

Structure The core years children are expected to attend school are 6 to 16, although some states vary by a year each way, with some children starting at 5 and being able to leave at 17. The years are broken up into a two-stage Primary School-High School structure, with kids attending Primaries from the ages of 5 to 11 and High School from 12-18. Curriculum After yea...

Entrance exams in Australia can be roughly split into two categories: public and private. While government schools by default do not require 'entrance' exams during primary and secondary education, many government-funded institutes of tertiary education (Technical and Further Education colleges and universities) require them, the content of which varies state by state. Nearly all of the...