Education Systems

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U.K.

Educational System in England (from Wikipedia)

Age on 1st Sept
Year
Curriculum stage
Schools
3
Nursery
Foundation Stage
Nursery school
4
Reception
Infant school
Primary school
First school
5
Year 1
Key Stage 1
First school
6
Year 2
First school
7
Year 3
Key Stage 2
Junior school
First school
8
Year 4
First school
9
Year 5
Middle school
10
Year 6
Middle school
11
Year 7
Key Stage 3
Secondary school
Secondary school with Sixth Form
Middle school
12
Year 8
Middle school
13
Year 9
Upper school
14
Year 10
Key Stage 4 / GCSE
Upper school
15
Year 11
Upper school
16
Year 12
Sixth Form / A-level
Sixth form college
Secondary school with Sixth Form
Upper school
17
Year 13
Upper school
Coloured cells: correspond with Primary Stage in Spain.

U.S.A.

Educational System in U.S.A. (from Wikipedia)

Age
Grade


5
Kindergarten


6
1st Grade
Elementary School
Primary School
7
2nd Grade
Primary School
8
3rd Grade
Primary School
9
4th Grade
Primary School
10
5th Grade
Primary School
11
6th Grade
Middle School

12
7th Grade

13
8th Grade

14
9th Grade
High School
Secondary School
15
10th Grade
Secondary School
16
11th Grade
Secondary School
17
12th Grade
Secondary School
K–12 (source: Wikipedia)
is a designation for the sum of primary and secondary education. It is used in the United States, Canada, and some parts of Australia. The expression is a shortening of Kindergarten (5 or 6-year-old) through 12th grade (or grade 12) (17-18 years old), the first and last grades of free education in the United States, Australia and English Canada.


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