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Kennis van land en volk
Transcript of Kennis van land en volk
Or: Kennis van land en volk What do you associate with the United Kingdom? Political system
Holidays The United Kingdom The political system History History of English History of the British Empire Topography Interesting Links http://projectbritain.com/
http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/usa.html Religion The official religion of England is Christianity, as practised by the Church of England (Anglican).
The Church in Wales is also Anglican.
In Scotland the official Church is the Presbyterian Church of Scotland.
Other Christians in each country also include the Roman Catholics and the Methodists.
Multi Faith Society
Britain is a multi faith society in which everyone has the right to religious freedom. Although Britain is historically a Christian society, people are usually very tolerant towards the faiths of others and those who have no religious beliefs. Religion in Britain today
The main religion in Britain is Christianity. Most Christians belong to the Church of England or the Church of Scotland. These are Protestant Churches. There are also many Roman Catholics.
Who is the head of the Church of England?
The Queen (the British Monarch) is 'Supreme Governor of the Church of England'.
Although religious faith in Britain is predominantly Christian, most of the world’s religions are also practiced. There are large Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh communities, and also smaller communities of Bahá’í, Buddhists, Jains, and Zoroastrians, as well as followers of new religious movements.
In 2001 the Census collected information about religious identity of people living in Britain
The UK population: by religion, April 2001
Source: Census, Office for National Statistics Holidays http://holidaygirl.hubpages.com/hub/List-of-United-Kingdom-Holidays-and-Celebrations
Bank Holidays The United States Political system
Holidays Political System History History of the United States According to Horrible Histories According to Michael Moore What do you associate with the United States? Topography Religion Holidays New Year's Day - January 1
Martin Luther King Day -third Monday in January
President's Day - third Monday in February
Memorial Day - Last Monday in May
Labor Day - first Monday in September
Independence Day - July 4
Columbus Day - second Monday October
Veterans Day - November 11
Thanksgiving Day - fourth Thursday in November
Christmas Day - December 25
In a strict sense, there are no national holidays in the United States. Each of the 50 states has jurisdiction over its own holidays. The above ten holidays are proclaimed by the federal government as holidays for federal government employees and most states observe these holidays on the same dates (commonly called legal or public holidays). Examentraining Educational system UK USA O level / GCSE A level Advanced Level (A Level)
What are A Levels?
A levels are studied typically between the ages of 16-18 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, although mature students are also encouraged. They remain the most popular route into UK higher education institutions.
How many subjects can you take?
To gain entry to a top UK university you’ll need 3 or 4 good A Level grades, although if you’re exceptionally talented you can take 5 subjects. What subjects can you study?
There is a broad range of A levels for to choose from, including Business, Science, Arts and Humanities subjects.
Possible subjects: Mathematics, English Literature, English Language, Sciences ( Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology), Languages (French, German, Spanish, Italian, Punjabi, Hebrew, Arabic, Greek, Portuguese, Japanese), Art (Fashion, Textiles, Fine Art, Photography, Art and Design, Art History), History (Archaeology, Modern History, Ancient History), Geography, Drama, Media Studies, Sociology, Health and Social Care, Home Economics, Geology, Astronomy, Politics, Philosophy, Sports Studies, Music, Economics, Accounting. Virtually all students take GCSEs in English, mathematics and science. In addition, many schools also require that students take English literature, at least one modern foreign language, at least one design and technology subject, religious education (often a short, or 'half', course), and ICT (though increasingly this is the DiDA or OCR National, rather than the GCSE). Students can then fill the remainder of their timetable (normally totalling ten different subjects) with their own choice of subjects Ordinary level / General Certificate of
O Levels are designed for 14-16 year olds and aim to prepare students for academic progression (such as AS and A Level study) and equip them with the skills necessary for employment.