Any special requirements:
All written work should be submitted on the Student Portal along with a Turnitin Report
Content: Are the ideas relevant and original? How much complexity/analysis/evaluation is there?
Organisation: Is it clear? Has the correct structure been used?
Are the ideas developed effectively?
Use of Sources: Has a good range been used? Have they been integrated well?
Referencing: Do the citations and reference list follow the Harvard style?
Language: Is there a good range and level of accuracy?
You must achieve an overall score of 40% in order to pass. The full marking criteria is available on GSM Learn.
Compare and contrast the UK education system with that of ONE country of your choice
1. Access the collection of sources related to the theme of ‘The UK Education System’ which can be found in the Assignment Information section of the EAP 1 GSM Learn page, and read these in detail.
2. Choose another country and research information on its education system.
3. Write a 1,000 word essay comparing the education systems in the two cities.
The coursework should follow the structural requirements of a compare and contrast essay. This means you have to include the following:
Introduction (including a thesis statement)
Introduce the subject by giving some brief background information on the topic of education and/or the two countries you are comparing.
Explain what you are going to do in the essay, identifying the main areas of comparison between the two education systems and, if possible, including a purpose for the comparison.
Body paragraphs (3 – 4 paragraphs)
Discuss their similarities and differences of the two education systems following a compare/contrast essay structure.
Analyse three areas such as the funding, organisation, and quality of each system (one paragraph each).
Provide evidence and examples using the UK education booklet and your own research, and comment on the implications for each country.
Summarise the main points of your essay in one concluding paragraph.
Include your own opinion as to which system is more effective.