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US Grades vs Other Country Systems

Page history last edited by Ginny Mason 10 years, 8 months ago

This page helps teachers and parents determine appropriate online activities or lesson plans that were developed by non-US teachers and organizations.  For lesson plans see the Teachers Only page and for online activities see the Subjects folder.

 

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US Grades/ British School Years/ Key Stage/ Age Comparison Table

 

US Grade System

Level

Age

British School Year System

Welsh & English National Curriculum "Key Stages"

Nursery/ Pre-K 3-4

Pre-school

0-4

Nursery / Pre-school

Foundation Stage

[Non-compulsory]

Pre-K 4-5

Pre-school

4-5

Reception

[Compulsory from age 5]

Kindergarten

Elementary

5-6

Year 1

Key Stage 1

Grade 1

Elementary

6-7

Year 2

[ KS1 SATS exams this year]

Grade 2

Elementary

7-8

Year 3

Key Stage 2

Grade 3

Elementary

8-9

Year 4

Key Stage 2

Grade 4

Elementary

9-10

Year 5

Key Stage 2

Grade 5

Elementary

10-11

Year 6

[KS2 SATS exams this year]

Grade 6

Elementary/ Middle School

11-12

Year 7

Key Stage 3

Grade 7

Middle School/ Junior High

12-13

Year 8

Key Stage 3

Grade 8

Middle School/ Junior High

13-14

Year 9

[KS3 SATS exams this year]

Grade 9

High School: Freshman

14-15

Year 10

Key Stage 4 GCSE study

Grade 10

HS: Sophomore

14-16

Year 11

[GCSE exams]

Grade 11

HS: Junior

16-17

Year 12

Key Stage 5 GCE 'A' Level (at 'Sixth Form' or College) [Non-compulsory]

Grade 12

HS: Senior

17-18

Year 13

[GCE A Level exams]

Junior College

University, Technical College or Community College

18-21+

-

Key Stage 6

4-Year College

Masters Degree, Post Bacclaurete, Ph. D.

University

21+

 

Higher Education at University, Technical College, etc.

 

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