When children are two or three years old, they sometimes go to a school, where they learn simple games and songs. Their first real school is called a school. In Britain children start this school at the age of five. The year in Britain begins in September and is divided into three Schools for the summer holiday in July. education begins at the age of about eleven, and most schools at this level are which means boys and girls study together in the same classes. In Britain education is from five to 16 years of age, but many children choose to remain at school for another two or three years after 16 to take higher exams. Most children go to schools, which are maintained by the government or local education authorities, but some children go to schools, which can be very expensive. University courses normally last three years and then students , which means they receive their . At university, teaching is by (an individual lesson between a teacher and one or two students), (a class of students discussing a subject with a teacher), (when a teacher gives a prepared talk to a number of students) and of course private study. Most people who receive a university place are given a by the government to help pay their and living expenses.