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Education system in The Philippines – Sequence Essay


The Philippine’s education system is managed by the Philippine department of education. It controls the general running of schools and colleges in the Philippines and controls the curriculum in the Philippine’s education system. It also details things such as how teachers are to be hired and what qualifications they should have. My sequence essay is based on the education of a person born in the Philippines.

Philippine’s education system history

The country achieved independence in 1946, so before that time it was colonial powers that regulated education. Those colonial powers came from the USA and Spain. The education system changed radically since the country achieved independence.

Life as a young person in the Philippine’s education syste

There are six years of compulsory elementary education. This starts at around the age of six and goes up to the age of 12. The date that classes start is the same across the country, though some holidays do vary. Still, the curriculum must start in all schools at the same time. This is probably because it means any exams happen at the same time across the country.

As a young person, you are required to start school at the age of six and keep working until you reach the age of 12. At that age, you may be able to stay at your current school for your High School education, or you may have to move to another school to get your High School education.

Life as a teen in the Philippine’s education system

There are four years of High School education that starts at the age of 12. The current system asks that students start school at the age of six and work for ten years, finishing school at the age of 16.

This is changing and in the year 2017 or 2018 there are new rules stating a child must receive 12 years of schooling as opposed to 10 years. Though it is unclear if that means students study until the age of 18yrs, or if they start school at 4yrs instead of 6yrs. It is likely that students will have to start school at a younger age.

Every student has to complete a 200-day school calendar in the Philippine’s education system. This is usually true for younger students too.

Life as an adult in the Philippine’s education system

You may attend technical schools, vocational schools or higher education institutions such as Universities. At the age of 16, if you did well enough during your High School education, you can start working at a higher education, vocational or technical school, but you must be accepted for it first. Courses last between one year and up to as many as seven years.


That Philippine’s education system is not a bad one. It has plenty of opportunity for students to get an education. The sequence of events is the same for all students and is mandated by law. The law also dictates how many days and years a child spends in school, with it currently being 12 years with 200 days per year in school.

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Lona graduated from Los Angeles City College. While being a lecturer in several high school institutions Lona founded an online educational project Tutorsclass.Read more
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Davis, CA
I studied education and currently work as a tutor for school-age children. I've worked as a volunteer in many different international social projects and as a camp counselor every summer.Read more

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