Sixth grade

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Sixth grade (or grade six in some regions) is the sixth year of schooling. Students are typically 11–12 years old, depending on when their birthday occurs. Different terms and numbers are used in other parts of the world. It is commonly the first or second grade of middle school, and the sixth school year since kindergarten.


In Afghanistan, Grade 6 is the first year of middle school. Students are aged 11–12.


In France, the equivalent of sixth grade is Sixième and is the first year of Collège (middle school). Students are 11-12 years old


In Germany, where the different federal states have different educational systems, Grade 6 (6. Klasse) is either the final year of primary school or the second year of secondary school.[1]


In Israel, Grade 6 (called Kita Vav) is the final year of elementary school.


In Kuwait, Grade 6 can be the first year of middle school but it can also be the final year of elementary school (depending on the education system in place).


In Laos, Grade 6 is the first year of middle school.


In Malaysia, the equivalent is Year 6 also known as Standard 6, as the Malaysia academic year starts in January. Students will sit for an important exam called Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR), which translates from Malay into English as "Low/Elementary School Assessment Test", before graduating from elementary education. Standard 6 is the final primary/elementary school year before embarking into secondary /high school (Form 1). In Malaysia, primary education are commonly broken down into primary school and secondary school. There is no existence of middle school. Middle school and high school are lumped as secondary school.


“Primaria” education, in its current form became compulsory in 2009, and runs from grade one through grade six, for students aged 6 – 12 years. The Secretariat of Public Education (SEP) officially determines primary school a part of ‘Basic Education’, making it free of charge, with one year of mandatory pre-school education. SEP standardizes curriculum content for public and private schools, which includes Spanish, mathematics, natural sciences, history, geography, art, and physical education. The National Institute for Assessment of Education monitors standards and provides quality control. Middle Education


In Peru, grade 6 is the final year of primary school.


In the Philippines, Grade 6 (Filipino: Baitang Anim) is the final year of Intermediate Level and Elementary School curriculum.

The educational system that has been in use since 1945 was entirely phased out upon the implementation of K-12 curriculum on Grade 6 in June 5, 2017.


In Portugal, grade 6 (6º ano de escolaridade) is the second year of middle school.


In Brazil, grade 6 (6º Ano or 6ª Série) is the first year of middle school. It is the sexto ano do Ensino Fundamental II.

Saudi Arabia[edit]

In Saudi Arabia, Grade 6 is the last year of elementary school.


In Singapore, the equivalent is Year 6 also known as Primary 6. They would have to take the Primary School Leaving Examination at around September to proceed to Secondary School.

During this time, students in Primary 6 would learn Algebra and 3D Shapes, age from 12–13 years old.

South Korea[edit]

In South Korea, Grade 6 is the final year of elementary school.


In Sweden, Grade 6 is the final year of middle school (mellanstadiet). Students are often 12-13 years old unless they've been promoted or held back. The following grade (Grade 7) is then the start of high school (högstadiet).


In Vietnam, Grade 6 is the first year of middle school.

United States[edit]

The sixth grade is the sixth school year after Kindergarten. Students are usually either 11 or 12 years old,[2][3][4] though could be younger or older, if they are promoted, (skip grades) or held back for not reaching a specific school standard.

In some local school districts, it is the last year of elementary school. This can be seen at the local school district level, where adjacent districts can differ on what level the sixth grade occupies.[citation needed]

In Mathematics, Students learn about decimals, order of operations, ratios and proportions, geometry, algebraic equations, data, and statistics.

In Science, Kids Are the Unit of Earth Science where they learn Astronomy, Rocks and Minerals, Tectonic Plates, And Weather.

In Social Studies, Kids learn about ancient civilizations like Ancient Egypt, Ancient India, Ancient China, and Ancient Mesopotamia

In English, Kids learn about theme, citing textual evidence, central idea, Greek and Latin roots, writing essays, and figurative language.


In Uruguay, the sixth grade is the sixth and final year of primary school. Students are usually 11 1/2 years old.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Germany Overview". Eurydice Network. European Commission. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 6 February 2022.
  2. ^ Advances in Child Development and Behavior. Academic Press. 4 December 1985. ISBN 9780080565910 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ Schneider, Barry; Attili, Grazia; Nadel, Jacqueline; Weissberg, Roger P. (6 December 2012). Social Competence in Developmental Perspective. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 9789400924420 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Breinbauer, Cecilia (1 January 2005). Youth: Choices and Change : Promoting Healthy Behaviors in Adolescents. Pan American Health Org. ISBN 9789275115947 – via Google Books.
Preceded by Sixth grade
age 11-12
Succeeded by