Year Groups (Grades) in Britain

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What Grade / Year Group would I be in Britain

Children are put into year groups (grades). The whole class moves up a year group each year in September.

Age*
England and Wales
Scotland
 
1 Sept - 31 Aug
1 Sept - 29 Feb
1 Mar - 31 Aug
School
Key Stage
Year
Year
Year
4-5
Primary School or Infant School
Reception
-
Primary 1 (P1)  
5-6
"
KS1
Year 1
Primary 2 (P2) Primary 1 (P1)
6-7
"
"
Year 2
Primary 3 (P3) Primary 2 (P2)
7-8
Primary School or Junior School
KS2
Year 3
Primary 4 (P4) Primary 3 (P3)
8-9
"
"
Year 4
Primary 5 (P5) Primary 4 (P4)
9-10
"
"
Year 5
Primary 6 (P6) Primary 5 (P5)
10-11
"
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Year 6
Primary 7 (P7) Primary 6 (P6)
11-12
Secondary School
KS3
Year 7
Secondary 1
Primary 7 (P7)
12-13
"
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Year 8
Secondary 2 Secondary 1
13-14
"
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Year 9
Secondary 3 Secondary 2
14-15
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KS4
Year 10
  Secondary 3
15-16
"
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Year 11
Secondary 4
S4 Std Grade
 
16-17
6th Form at Secondary School or College
A' Level
Year 12
Secondary 5
S5 Higher
Secondary 4
S4 Std Grade
17-18
"
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Year 13
Secondary 6
S6 Adv Higher
Secondary 5
S5 Higher
         
Secondary 6
S6 Adv Higher
For any academic year, example:
A child who is 6 between September and February would be in Y1 in England, P2 in Scotland.
A child who is 6 between February and June would be would be in Y1 in England, P1 in Scotland
A child who is 6 between July and August would be in Y1 in England, P1 in Scotland



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