Year One (education)

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Year One is an educational year group in schools in many countries including England, Wales, Australia and New Zealand. It is usually the first year of compulsory education and incorporates students aged between five and seven.

Australia[edit]

In Australia, Year One is usually the first year of compulsory education. Although there are slight variations between the states, most children in Year One are aged between six and seven.[1]

New Zealand[edit]

In New Zealand, Year One is the first year of compulsory education. Children are aged five or six in this year group.[2] Year One pupils are usually educated in Primary schools or in Area schools.[3]

United Kingdom[edit]

England[edit]

In schools in England Year One is the first year after Reception. It is currently the first full year of compulsory education, with children being admitted who are aged 5 by 31 August (or 1 September) in any given academic year. It is also the first year of Key Stage 1 in which the first sections of the National Curriculum are introduced.[4]

Year One is usually the second year in infant or primary school.

Wales[edit]

In schools in Wales Year One is the first year after Reception. It is currently the first full year of compulsory education, with children being admitted who are aged 5 on 1 September in any given academic year. It is currently part of Key Stage 1, although from 2010 will form the third of four years in the Foundation phase.[5]

Northern Ireland and Scotland[edit]

In Northern Ireland and Scotland, the first year of compulsory education is called primary one, and pupils generally start at four or five years old.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cost/Benefit Analysis Relating to the Implementation of a Common School Starting Age and Associated Nomenclature by 1 January 2010" (PDF). Atelier Learning Solutions Pty Ltd. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  2. ^ "School years and levels". Team-up website. Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  3. ^ "Types of schools". Team-up website. Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  4. ^ "About the primary curriculum". National Curriculum Website. Qualifications & Curriculum Authority. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  5. ^ "What is the Foundation Phase?". Welsh Assembly Government. Retrieved 2009-01-10. [dead link]
Preceded by
Nursery
or
Reception
Year One
4–5
or
5–6
Succeeded by
Year Two