Tests included OECD’s Pisa tests, two major US-based studies and their trends in international mathematics, science study and progress in international reading literacy study.
The rates also included studies of higher education which assisted the UK ranking (based purely on the Pisa tests, the UK failed to make the top 20).
The top five educational systems were actually led by predominantly Asian countries, with only one appearance from a European nation. Finland beat UK to fifth place, taking a spot as the only non-Asian country to appear in the top five. Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and South Korea placed 4th through 1st respectively.
Leaders in international relocation, Interdean, have remarked upon the international rankings for the five best education systems worldwide.
A representative from leading overseas relocation brand, Interdean, responded to the rankings:
‘This information offers us an interesting view of how each country views the importance of education and it is good to see that the UK made it into sixth spot, but it would be useful to see a breakdown of the scores, because whilst it is clear that our higher education is very effective we have to remain aware of the quality of education for infants through to secondary school students.
‘It is clear that Asian education provides the highest quality of education regarding grades and with large amounts of TEFL openings in these countries (and a native knowledge of English in Hong Kong and Singapore) these are fantastic places to relocate with the family. For somewhere a bit closer, the Finnish education system also provides an excellent service within close proximity to the UK.’
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