At secondary schools in Scotland,
pupils may study as many as six subjects up to the age of eighteen. In England,
usually only three subjects are studied during the last two years of school,
the sixth form. Most Scottish Universities offer a four-year undergraduate
degree course whereas, in England,
the first degree course only lasts three years.
Three of its eight universities were founded
in the fifteenth century, and a fourth in the sixteenth. They are thus much older than any of the
other than Oxford and Cambridge.