Year Seven

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Year 7 is an educational year group in schools in many countries including England, Wales, Australia and New Zealand. It is usually the seventh year of compulsory education and incorporates students aged between eleven and thirteen.

Australia[edit]

In Australia, Year 7 is usually the seventh year of compulsory education after Prep. Although there are slight variations between the states, most children in Year 7 are aged from eleven to thirteen. Children in Year 7 start High School, Secondary School or Secondary Colleges, or finish Primary School.[1]

New Zealand[edit]

In New Zealand, Year 7 is the seventh year of compulsory education. Children entering Year 7 are generally aged between 10.5 and 12. [2] Year 7 pupils are educated in full primary schools, intermediate schools, and in some areas area schools or combined intermediate and secondary schools.[3]

United Kingdom[edit]

England[edit]

In schools in England. Then Year 7 follows Year 6 in Key Stage 2, the last year of primary school education. It is the seventh full year of compulsory education, with children being admitted who are aged 11 by 31 August in any given academic year. It is also the first year of Key Stage 3 in which the Secondary National Curriculum is taught.[4]

Year 7 is usually the first year of Secondary school. In some areas of England, Year 7 is the final or penultimate year group in Middle school.

Wales[edit]

In schools in Wales Year 7 is the seventh year after Reception. It is currently the seventh full year of compulsory education, with children being admitted who are aged 11 on 1 September in any given academic year. It is the first year group in Key Stage 3 and marks the beginning of secondary education.[5]

Northern Ireland and Scotland[edit]

In Northern Ireland and Scotland, the seventh year of compulsory education is called Primary Seven, and pupils generally start at the age of 10-11.

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. ^ "The secondary curriculum". National Curriculum website. Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  5. ^ "What will your child learn?". Welsh Assembly Government. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
Preceded by
Year 6
Year Seven
11–12
Succeeded by
Year 8