Mostly, the way we were taught in India is some what similar to how it is in England.
But in India, generally, there is more importance attached to the exams from early years in the school. But here in England, it is more interactive and fun learning. And I think you tend to learn better and more quickly by interacting (as you and me are interacting now) rather than just reading and preparing for the exams all the time!
Also, here in England you have levels: level 1, level 2, in India we have standard 1 to standard 12. Once you complete standard 12 (hopefully with good grades) you can go on for the University (undergraduate course).