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 the seventh or eighth year of compulsory education.

Australia[edit]

In Australia, Year 7 is usually the eighth year of compulsory education. Although there are slight variations between the states, most children in Year 7 are aged from twelve 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, Year 7 is the seventh full year of compulsory education, with children being admitted who are aged 11 before 1 September 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 follows Year 6, the last year of primary school education.

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 before 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