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    BE for a grader

    What's British for a grader? He's a fifth grader.

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    Re: BE for a grader

    Quote Originally Posted by qnguyen1392 View Post
    i dont know try goole it ...
    A most brilliant answer! From now on If I'm asked a question, I'm going to go "Try google it!".

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    What's British for a grader? He's a fifth grader.
    He's in Year Six.

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    He's in Year Six.
    Would that apply to high school students?

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    Re: BE for a grader

    high school = a secondary school that usually includes grades 9 or 10 through 12

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Would that apply to high school students?
    Year Six is the final year of primary school in England. Children move on to secondary schools at the age of 11, startting in Year Seven. Although a few secondary schools are called 'high schools', the expression 'high school' is not part of the English system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    A most brilliant answer! From now on If I'm asked a question, I'm going to go "Try google it!".
    I believe the advice was to goole it.

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    Re: BE for a grader

    This reminds me of something I've been wondering for some time.
    In the Harry Potter books, school staff address the students by the year number, in this way: "First-years, come along" or "Third years, assemble in the Great Hall", instead of "first-year pupils" and so on. Is this common practice in the UK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedwig View Post
    This reminds me of something I've been wondering for some time.
    In the Harry Potter books, school staff address the students by the year number, in this way: "First-years, come along" or "Third years, assemble in the Great Hall", instead of "first-year pupils" and so on. Is this common practice in the UK?
    It used to be. Now it's "Year Nine, go to the gym after assembly."
    When the (for example) 11-12 year group at secondary schools was called 'First Year' or 'First Form', the pupils were frequently referred to as 'first years' or 'first formers'. Now both the year group and the pupils are known as "Year Seven".

    Singular: "I'm a first year/first former/year seven."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I believe the advice was to goole it.
    Had I googled it, I wouldn't have been able to say if it was British or not!!!

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