In Russia, many boys and girls go to school at the age of six or seven. Many boys and girls usually leave school at the age of seventeen. School year in Russia begins on the first of September. Little children go to school with their parents on their first school day. They usually have bunches of flowers in their hands. They look very nice! School day starts at or at . Russian pupils have classes five days a week. They begin going to a primary school, where they spend three or four years. In the primary school, Russian children do not always wear their school uniform. The atmosphere if formal. Pupils sit in rows and follow a regular timetable. Their subjects are: English, Russian, math, history, music, reading, P.E., handicraft, and art. Then they move to a secondary school, the new subjects appear in the timetable. They are: literature, biology, geography, and computer studies. Russian pupils take examinations in the ninth or eleventh form. In the eleventh form after passing the examinations, they get their school-leaving certificate.