School Grade Guidelines

Guidelines For Grade / Year Placement 2018

Age of
Student
on Dec 31
 Year of Birth  PISA VC
Program Grade
Equivalent Grade / Year in other educational systems
 Malaysia USA/Canada IB UK and UK
International
Schools*
New Zealand* Japan China Singapore Korea
Junior School
6 2012  PreP  Kindergarten  Kindergarten EY2  Year 1  Year 1  Kindergarten  Kindergarten  Kindergarten  Kindergarten
7 2011 Year 1  Standard 1 1st Grade Grade 1  Year 2  Year 2 Grade 1  Year 1  Primary 1 1st Grade
8 2010 Year 2  Standard 2 2nd Grade Grade 2  Year 3  Year 3 Grade 2  Year 2  Primary 2 2nd Grade
9 2009 Year 3  Standard 3 3rd Grade Grade 3  Year 4  Year 4 Grade 3  Year 3  Primary 3 3rd Grade
10 2008 Year 4  Standard 4 4th  Grade Grade 4  Year 5  Year 5 Grade 4  Year 4  Primary 4 4th Grade
11 2007 Year 5  Standard 5 5th Grade Grade 5  Year 6  Year 6 Grade 5  Year 5  Primary 5 5th Grade
Middle School
 12 2006  Year 6  Standard 6  6th Grade  Grade 6 Year  7  Year 7   Grade 6  Year 6 Primary 6  6th Grade
13 2005  Year 7 Form 1 7th Grade  Grade 7 Year 8 Year 8  Grade 1 Year 1 Secondary 1 1st Grade
14 2004  Year 8 Form 2 8th Grade  Grade 8 Year 9 Year 9  Grade 2 Year 2 Secondary 2 2nd Grade
15 2003  Year 9 Form 3 9th Grade  Grade 9 Year 10 Year 10  Grade 3 Year 3 Secondary 3 3rd Grade
Senior School
16 2002  Year 10  Form 4 10th Grade  Grade 10 Year 11 Year 11  Grade 1 Year 1 Secondary 4 1st Grade
17 2001  Year 11 Form 5 11th Grade  Grade 11 Year 12 Year 12  Grade 2 Year 2 Secondary 5 2nd Grade
18 2000  Year 12 Form 6 12th Grade  Grade 12 Year 13 Year 13  Grade 3 Year 3 Tertiary 3rd Grade

*If your child is currently registered at a school following the British or New Zealand Curriculum, it is important to note that grade / year levels do not align between the British or New Zealand education and Australian education.  

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