Currently there are four levels of education: preschool, basic general education (EGB), and Multipurpose Unified Baccalaureate (BUP) and university education. Training of first and second degree (FP FP-I and-II) is, together with the Bachelor, which is called Secondary Education.
Education in Spain is free and compulsory for children between 6 and 16 years. The school system consists of primary schools (for children 3-5 years), primary education (6-11) and secondary school (12 to 16 in two cycles of two courses).
The golden age of the coexistence of cultures took place during the Middle Ages, when Muslims, Christians and Jews established strong interfaith centers of higher education in Cordoba, Granada and Toledo.