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    Smile How old is a grade 1 student?

    Hello!

    I am wondering how old a grade 1 student is? And How many grades are there totally in UK/ US schools?

    Thanks in advance!


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    Re: How old is a grade 1 student?

    In the UK grade 1 is for five year olds. There a total of 13 grades. Education is compulsory until grade 11.

    Not too sure about the American system.

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    Monty Mike, thank you for your answer.

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    Re: How old is a grade 1 student?

    In the US school system, the first "official" grade of school is kindergarten. Pupils are usually five years old (or four and will be turning five shortly after the school year begins). First grade (or grade one) students are six years old. :::NOTE: In the US, we refer to the various school years as "first grade, second grade, third grade," etc. In Canada, they say "grade one, grade two," etc.)::::

    In the US public school education ends with twelfth grade, where students are usually either 17 or 18 years old. If they've passed all the necessary requirements, they are awarded a high school diploma.

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    Re: How old is a grade 1 student?

    Just a question - my own curiosity. Which grade can I be a teacher from? According to US, UK, Canada and Australia.

    I am in second year at the university in France and going to the third. Any help is welcome.

    Edited: to make it clearer, I will be in third year from September of this year
    Last edited by philadelphia; 10-Aug-2008 at 19:37.

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    Re: How old is a grade 1 student?

    Please, take a glance at here

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    Hi Ouisch,

    Thank you for your good answer. And how many grades are there for kindergarten, elementary/high schools respectively?

    Could you please fill the blank as below? Thanks in advance!

    1) Kindergarten: first grade to ? grade;

    2) elementary schools:? grade to ? grade;

    3) high schools: ? grade to ? grade.

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    Re: How old is a grade 1 student?

    Quote Originally Posted by philadelphia View Post
    Just a question - my own curiosity. Which grade can I be a teacher from? According to US, UK, Canada and Australia.

    I am in second year at the university in France and going to the third. Any help is welcome.

    Edited: to make it clearer, I will be in third year from September of this year
    In Australia, there are three schools:
    Kindergarten: ages ~3-4
    Primary School: Grades 1 - 7
    Secondary School: Juniour grades 8-10. Senior grades 11-12.
    Teachers here qualify for either Kindergarten, Primary or Secondary teaching.
    I don't think you can move between them without an upgrading diploma.
    For Secondary teaching, you need 2 majors that are in the curriculum. Most people do an ordinary 3 year BA or BSc, during which they learn their majors, then a 1 year postgraduate DipEd; or a 4 year BEd.

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    Re: How old is a grade 1 student?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    In Australia, there are three schools:
    Kindergarten: ages ~3-4
    Primary School: Grades 1 - 7
    Secondary School: Juniour grades 8-10. Senior grades 11-12.
    Teachers here qualify for either Kindergarten, Primary or Secondary teaching.
    I don't think you can move between them without an upgrading diploma.
    For Secondary teaching, you need 2 majors that are in the curriculum. Most people do an ordinary 3 year BA or BSc, during which they learn their majors, then a 1 year postgraduate DipEd; or a 4 year BEd.
    I take note, thanks.

    I would be grateful if natives of UK, US, Canada tell me about it, too.

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    Re: How old is a grade 1 student?

    Canada

    1) Kindergarten: 5 years old (age 1 year per grade)
    2) Elementary schools: 1st grade to 6th grade
    3) Junior high school: 7th grade to 8th grade
    3) High schools: 9th grade to 11th or 12th grade, and in some provinces 13th grade (pre-college grade).
    4) College: 2 years generally
    4) University: 4 years (any age can attend)

    the daffodils, I understand that children born in China start at age 1, which means they are 6--actually 5 though, when they start kindergarten, whereas in the UK, the States, and Canada children start at 0 when they are born. Why is it different in China?

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