Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives

You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!

Education and Careers Work of any kind can get stressful at times. Ask in this forum if you need help with coursework, applications, and more.

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
Outside, huh?
.:PrincessZelda:.'s Avatar
Name: Cathy
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Location: USA

Posts: 4,421
Blog Entries: 398
Join Date: January 16th 2012

Question Schools in the U.S. vs. Schools in the UK - May 19th 2012, 03:56 PM

I always wondered how the school system in the UK works and is different from the school system in the U.S. In the U.S., the school system goes from Kindergarten-8th grade for elementary school, 9th-12th grade for high school, and then there's college. So, I was wonder if the school system in the UK is different, the same, or somwhat the same as the school system in the U.S. I was also wondering if they had different names for the different levels in the UK.

Member Since 1/15/2012
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
SparklingWine Offline
Normality, my friends.
Jeez, get a life!
SparklingWine's Avatar
Name: Lynds :)
Age: 28
Gender: Grill ;)
Location: Seattle

Posts: 7,230
Blog Entries: 197
Join Date: February 19th 2009

Re: Schools in the U.S. vs. Schools in the UK - May 19th 2012, 04:04 PM

Not EVERYWHERE in the US does it that way
I've really only heard of most private schools doing it that way.

It also can be:
Elementary- K-5th grade.
Middle School/Junior High- 6th-8th
High School- 9th-12th

I think it depends on the size of your school and the amount of kids in it as well.

I'm not sure, but I think the UK calls school years - years. So year 9? But maybe I'm dumb. They also have sixth form? And I'm not sure what that is. I obviously know nothing about the UK

  Send a message via AIM to SparklingWine Send a message via MSN to SparklingWine  
  (#3 (permalink)) Old
Outside, huh?
.:PrincessZelda:.'s Avatar
Name: Cathy
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Location: USA

Posts: 4,421
Blog Entries: 398
Join Date: January 16th 2012

Re: Schools in the U.S. vs. Schools in the UK - May 19th 2012, 04:07 PM

I go to a private school, and I knew that public schools did it a different way then private schools

Member Since 1/15/2012
  (#4 (permalink)) Old
Fictional Offline
Nom ;D
I've been here a while
Fictional's Avatar
Name: Jessy
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Location: here, stealing all your help =P

Posts: 1,520
Blog Entries: 1
Join Date: January 9th 2009

Re: Schools in the U.S. vs. Schools in the UK - May 19th 2012, 04:33 PM

In the uk, there's primary school, which is reception to year six - that's also sometimes split into Infants ( reception to year two) and Juniors (year three to year six). That's followed by secondary school which is year seven to year eleven, and that's the end of compulsory education. After that you get sixth form, which is split in my town into first years - year twelve - and second years - year thirteen. At sixth form you take the exams necessary for going to university.

-Infants (also called Key Stage One)-
Reception - aged 4 to 5
Year one - aged five to six
Year two - aged six to seven
-Juniors (also called Key Stage Two)-
Year three - aged seven to eight
Year four - aged eight to nine
Year five - aged nine to ten
Year six - aged ten to eleven
At the end of year six, kids take exams called SATs, which help secondary schools sort classes by ability.

-Secondary school (Key Stage Three)-
Year seven - aged eleven to twelve
Year eight - aged twelve to thirteen
Year nine - aged thirteen to fourteen
At the end of year nine, you do more SATs to help determine which class you'll be in for your GCSEs.

-Secondary School (Key Stage Four)-
Year ten - aged fourteen to fifteen
Year eleven - aged fifteen to sixteen
At the end of year eleven, you take GCSE exams, which I think is the most basic qualification, required for pretty much anything. Some people leave education at sixteen, some do vocational courses such as hairdressing, and others go onto sixth form.

-Sixth Form-
First years/year twelve - aged sixteen to seventeen
Second years/year thirteen - aged seventeen to eighteen
The ages of students at sixth form aren't as rigid as in school; you can switch between colleges if you don't like the qualification that you're doing, so if you start on a vocational course, you can at the end of the year change to a sixth form college and do a more academic subject and vice versa. In sixth form you take exams (there are several different types) and the grades from these are what you use to get a place at university.

Also, our school year runs from the start of September through to the middle of July

There's always light at the end of a tunnel, even if you have to pass a few bends to see it.

Proud reciever of a glance from Kyo xD

Mada tooi anataboshi
  (#5 (permalink)) Old
Snufkin Offline
I've been here a while
Snufkin's Avatar
Name: Scott
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Location: Glasgow

Posts: 1,982
Blog Entries: 104
Join Date: January 17th 2009

Re: Schools in the U.S. vs. Schools in the UK - May 19th 2012, 04:42 PM

Scottish education is also different to England's (I don't know how the rest of the UK's works).

We have primary school, called Primary 1 - 7 from ages 4-5 to 11-12. Then secondary school, referred to as S1-6, from ages 11-12 to 17-18. You can leave once you've finished S4 if you like, once you're 16. Then it goes to either college to obtain an NC, HNC, or HND, or straight to university to work for a degree, honours degree, masters or doctorate.

Education is also free in Scotland if you're Scottish.

Closed Thread



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All material copyright 1998-2020, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints | Mobile

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.