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This page has been put together for students in other countries who are doing a report about England or on the daily life of an English person. We have already answered many questions on our website including population, education, food and sports.

We have hundreds of pages on life in England. You may find the answer to your question already on our website. Please check our main page and index page of topics.

1. What is the age limit for a teenager to get a part-time job?
If you are under 13, then you can't work - its the law!!!

From 13 - 16, teenagers are not allowed to work in a night-time job, or for more than a few hours per day. They can however, find jobs in small working environments, eg: delivering newspapers, that only last for a few hours everyday, after school or at weekends.

2. How is cricket played? And polo and rugby?

3. In public schools, are there any cheerleaders like in American schools?
No, we don't have cheerleaders.
(Public schools are private schools. Students have to pay to go to these schools)

4. What subjects do children in England learn besides math and English:

5. In the United States, we have a pledge called the Pledge of Alligance. In England, do you have that as well? If so, what is it?
We do not have anything like this in England.

6. What are the guards that stand in front of the castle wearing red coats and those large black fur hats? Are they called sentries or just guards? How come they don't move?
They are called the Queen's Guard. They red tunics and bearskins (hats). Traditionally they are not allowed to move.

Typically, a Guardsman spends two hours on duty and four off. He is not expected to stand still for any more than ten minutes at a time. Every so often, he will march up and down in front of his sentry box, rather like a policeman "walking the beat".

7. Is England still stricter than it was before like in the 1700 and 1800s?

8. When will Prince William be crowned King of Britain?
Prince William is second in line of succession to the throne, following his father The Prince of Wales.

9. Do children start preschool before the Key Stage 1 or Year 1 & 2?
Yes, before Key Stage one is the Foundation Stage. The Foundation Stage begins when children reach the age of three, and lasts until the end of the Reception Year (the year in which they are five), when children will progress to the National Curriculum (NC) key stage 1 in Year 1. Many children go to a number of different places during the Foundation Stage (eg. playgroups, pre-schools or nurseries ). A few will stay at home until they begin primary school.
The last year of the Foundation Stage is often referred to as the 'Reception Year', since most children are admitted to a Reception class of an infant or primary school at some point during the year in which they are 5 years old.

(Key Stage 1 is Year 1 and Year 2.)

10. What are the GCSEs tests?
At the end of Key Stage 4, pupils aged 16 usually sit examinations, the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) or General National Vocational qualification (GNVQ). For GCSEs a certificate is issued, which lists the grades (from A to G) which a candidate has achieved in each subject.

11. What are the GNVQs?
GNVQs are General National Vocational Qualifications They are optional work-related courses in the final 2 years of Key Stage 4: these will also lead to certification.
What kinds of problems does it have?

12. How can I find more about the Monarchy in the United Kingdom?

13. What is black treacle? Anna Jones Tennessee, USA
We think you call treacle blackstrap molasses. Black treacle has stout added.

14. My mom and I are wanting to cook a traditional english food to take
to school. Do you have any suggestions? recipes? Anna Jones Tennessee, USA
Cucumber sandwishes are easy to make. They are cut into triangles and served without the crusts. You could also try: Bakewell Tart

15. What is Chequers? My teacher told me about some place all the politicians go to "hang out" called chequers or checkers? Apparently it is like a big function center? Can you please tell me a bit more about it? Jacqueline, Australia
Chequers is a country house belonging to the Government, which is used as the Prime Minister's non-London residence. If the PM needs to hold a private conference of some of his Ministers or receive foreign visitors over a weekend, Chequers is usually where it is done. It is also used by Prime Ministers to entertain guests as a special privilege.

16. Do you have a National Seal? If so, what is it? Jaysen, California USA
Not that we are aware of. You may be refering to our coat of arms. Read more here

17. What are some famous leaders in your country and wars ? Christopher, Miami, Florida USA.
Sir Winston Churchill is probably the most famous leader. Churchill is best remembered as the British Prime Minister who lead the nation during the second World War.

18. Could you advice me a national costume to talk about? I have to write
a topic about National Costumes in UK and I'm very confused!
Francesca, Italy .
National costumes in the UK means England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Each country has their own national costume apart from England, who doesn't really have one. Read more here

19. What are the foreign policies of the wonderful country of england.
(if you count it as a country and not a territory of the U.K.) Luke Rossi USA
England is a country. You can find the foreign policy of our present government here.

20. I have to do a big report on England for my sixth grade project. One
of the things I have to do is make a political map of England. I am not sure
what to do or what that means, Any ideas? Alex H, Washington State USA
A political maps do not show physical features. Instead, they indicate state and national boundaries and capital and major cities. Click here for a political map of Britain. Remember England is part of Britain.

21. WHERE England's natural resources are LOCATED? and anything on their EXPORTS and IMPORTS? or maybe AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS? Maria USA.
These are very popular questions. The answers are already on our website. Visit our main Industry page. We have also written about the different regions in England and the type of industry in each area. Click on an area on our England map to read about the type of industry there.

22. What is the second biggest city in england? Jenny, Devon England

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