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Year 3 is an educational year group in schools in many countries including England, Wales, Australia and New Zealand. It is usually the third year of compulsory education and incorporates students aged between seven and nine.
In Australia, Year 3 is usually the third year of compulsory education. Although there are slight variations between the states, most children in Year 3 are aged between eight and nine.
In schools in England Year 3 is the third year after Reception. It is the third full year of compulsory education, with children being admitted who are aged 7 by 1 September in any given academic year. It is also the first year of Key Stage 2 in which the National Curriculum is taught.
In schools in Wales Year 3 is the third year after Reception. It is currently the third full year of compulsory education, with children being admitted who are aged 7 on 1 September in any given academic year. It is the first year group in Key Stage 2.
Northern Ireland and Scotland
In Northern Ireland and Scotland, the third year of compulsory education is called Primary Three, and pupils generally start at the age of 6.
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