I started my education in England before moving to Scotland when I was about 8 or 9 I don't understand the English education system at all, so I can't really form any kind of opinion on the current education debate. Can someone please outline the possible paths of progress from age 5 through to age 18. Can you explain things like schools specialising in a particular subject area, the eleven plus if it still exists, grammar (sp?) / comprehensive schools, sixth form colleges, taking power away from central government etc etc. Sitting up here in Glasgow the whole debate seems so strange - our system has not been touched for a long time and it seems to work OK so I can't understand what is going on south of the border.