In our country we have got different types of education, for example: primary, secondary and higher education. Children in Russia start school when they are six or seven years old. Primary education lasts three or four years. At primary school children get the elementary education, they learn to read, write and count. They go to a primary school until they are nine or ten. Then they go to a secondary school. From the fifth form the secondary education begins. Children begin learning different subjects, such as Literature, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Computing, Foreign Languages and soon. The nine-year secondary education is compulsory in our country, but after completing the nine-year schooling pupils have to decide either to continue their studies in the tenth and eleventh forms at a general secondary school, or to transfer to specialized colleges. Colleges give young people a secondary education plus trade training. This means that after finishing a college they are both educated and financially independent. They leave when they are sixteen or seventeen. When young people finish school they get school-leaving certificate. Next academic year young people can get a job or they can go to an institute or university. Higher education lasts on the average 5 years. Then young people have examinations and if they pass them successful they get diploma. When young people leave university, they can get a good job or go to another university.