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    Emmanuel OA Guest

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    Hello!
    I would please love to know what the school system in the UK is, being that my whole life I've been taught the American one:
    Elementary School = Primary School
    Junior high School = Secondary School
    High School = Preparatory School??

    Because I think prepschool is before the primary school, but then how do I call the one to which I entered at age 14? --or 15, as most people--
    Being that the British names are more like my mother tongue names, I have learnt them easily. So, those who live in the UK or those who know the answer, thank you very much!! :wink:

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    Where there are Middle Schools, students then join a Secondary Schhool, though at a later age than areas without Middle Schools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Where there are Middle Schools, students then join a Secondary Schhool, though at a later age than areas without Middle Schools.
    So... middle schools are at what age, for example?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emmanuel OA
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Where there are Middle Schools, students then join a Secondary Schhool, though at a later age than areas without Middle Schools.
    So... middle schools are at what age, for example?
    11-14, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Quote Originally Posted by Emmanuel OA
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Where there are Middle Schools, students then join a Secondary Schhool, though at a later age than areas without Middle Schools.
    So... middle schools are at what age, for example?
    11-14, I think.
    Ohh... so there's Primary School, of how many years, and middle schoo, of how many years, before secondary school? Or before preparatory?

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