Year Two

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

Australia[edit]

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

New Zealand[edit]

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

United Kingdom[edit]

England[edit]

In schools in England Year Two is the second year after Reception. It is the second full year of compulsory education, with children being admitted who are aged 6 by 1 September in any given academic year. It is also the second and final year of Key Stage 1 in which the National Curriculum is both taught and assessed.[4]

Year Two is usually the third and final year in infant or the third year of primary school.

Wales[edit]

In schools in Wales Year Two is the second year after Reception. It is currently the second full year of compulsory education, with children being admitted who are aged 6 on 1 September in any given academic year. It is currently part of Key Stage 1, although from 2011 will form the final of four years in the Foundation phase.[5]

Northern Ireland and Scotland[edit]

In Northern Ireland and Scotland, the second year of compulsory education is called Primary Two, and pupils generally start at the age of 5.

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 Tudor coat of arms Assembly Government. Retrieved 2009-01-10. [dead link]
Preceded by
Year One
Year Two
5–6
or
6–7
Succeeded by
Year Three