School Subjects

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School Subjects

Read these ten sentences. You have to:

  • Guess the subject  (History, Geography…)
  • Complete the sentence with a preposition  (on, in, with…)

The answers are at the bottom of the page. To listen, press ‘PLAY’ at the end of the text.

1.                                     =  The study of living organisms which are divided       fields that cover their anatomy, behaviour, origin and distribution.

2.                                     = The study of the past in order to understand how we have arrived        our present situation.

3.                                     = Reading and commenting        works by English-language (In Spain, Spanish) authors and poets.

4.                                     = Abstract or applied analysis of number, quantity or space. People who are good        this subject tend to be the most intelligent.

5.                                     = The study of systems of belief and their evolution up        the present day.

6.                                     = The study of physical features of the earth and the effects of human activity        it.

7.                                     = A branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy, such        electromagnetism.

8.                                     = A social science which studies how individuals, governments and business make use        , and distribute, resources and commodities.

9.                                     = The expression or application of human skill and imagination        visual form.

10.                                     = A branch of science which deals        the composition of matter, and the investigation of the properties and reactions of substances.


In the UK, primary school is divided into Key Stages:

Key Stage 0: NURSERY (3-5 years old)

1: INFANTS (5-7)

2: JUNIOR (7-11)

There are 11 plus exams at the end of Junior School. Those who pass this exam (25%) can go to ‘Grammar Schools’ in some areas: These share the same curriculum but have a generally higher academic level.

3: SECONDARY (11-14)

At the end of this stage, the student has various options on what subjects he can study for GCSE.

4: SECONDARY (14-16)

Both years are assessed. At the end of this stage the student will receive a General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and may finish his education.


Advanced Levels are generally three subject that the student chooses without restriction and studies in depth. This choice can limit the options of degrees that the student can study at university.



(1. Biology / INTO; 2. History / AT; 3. Literature / ON; 4. Maths (Mathematics) / AT; 5. Religious Education (RE) / TO; 6. Geography / ON ; 7. Physics / AS ; 8. Economics / OF ; 9. Art (Fine Art) / in ; 10. Biology / WITH.)