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    I'm curious about education system, so
    How the education system in your country is?

    In Italy:
    from 3 to 5 y.o. --> Kindergarten
    from 6 to 10 y.o. --> Elementary School
    from 11 to 13 y.o. --> Middle school (with final exam in 3rd class)
    from 14 to 18 y.o. --> high school (with final exam in 5th class)
    19 and over --> university.

    how about your country?

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    In Australia it's like this:
    5 or 6 years old you start primary school, it's years Kindergarten to year six. After that is high school, which is 7 - 12. There are 2 certificates you get here for all your hard work at school: the School Certificate (SC), which is done in year 10, and the Higher School Certificate (HSC), which is done in year 12. After that it's TAFE or uni if you want to be more edumacated.

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    Here in Canada it's similar to Australia.
    3-4 year olds have 'pre-school'
    5-6 year olds begin kindergarten or 'primary'
    11 - 12 year olds go into middle school (grades 6-8)
    14-15 year olds go into high school (grades 9 - 12)
    after grade 12 you get a high school diploma and are eligible (for college or university...depending on your grades and what you studied in high school)
    Unlike the British system, colleges in Canada are primarily trade schools offering diplomas leading to positions from automotive mechanic to funeral director from hair stylist to aircraft maintenance engineer and so much more, while universities offer degree programs in arts & sciences from bachelors to doctorates.
    Clear as mud? I thought so!

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    Age 4 you have reception class (or year one)
    Then from that to Year 6 it's primary school.
    Year 7 to Year 11 it's high school. (Finish at age 16).
    This is when compulsory education ends.
    Year 12 to 13 it's college. (College or sixth form, sixth forms are generally attached to a high school.)
    And after that it's university.

    They are thinking about making people stay in education until they're 18, which is a stupid idea (I'm not even going to say IMO, it actually is a stupid idea!). The biggest problem with high school is that the focus is on helping people who don't want to learn to learn! College is great because everyone there wants to work, and those who don't get kicked out.

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    In my neck of the woods,(Southern U.S.) it's like this:

    Daycare(optional, also known as Pre K) 1-4
    Kindegarten- 5-6
    middle school 7-12
    Junior High- 12-14
    High School 14-17
    University/college 18+

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    Quote Originally Posted by ayanna View Post
    Here in Canada it's similar to Australia.
    3-4 year olds have 'pre-school'
    5-6 year olds begin kindergarten or 'primary'
    11 - 12 year olds go into middle school (grades 6-8)
    14-15 year olds go into high school (grades 9 - 12)
    after grade 12 you get a high school diploma and are eligible (for college or university...depending on your grades and what you studied in high school)
    Unlike the British system, colleges in Canada are primarily trade schools offering diplomas leading to positions from automotive mechanic to funeral director from hair stylist to aircraft maintenance engineer and so much more, while universities offer degree programs in arts & sciences from bachelors to doctorates.
    Clear as mud? I thought so!
    Not all places in Canada have middle schools, over here, it's pre-school (from 3-4 yrs old), public school (from 5-6 yrs old, or "grade 1" all the way up to grade 8 (12-13 yrs old), then secondary school (high school) from grade 9 to grade 12, and from then on, college or university, or nothing if you don't want to go on further in schooling after that....

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    Well where I am in Canada...

    3-4 - JR/SR Kindergarten
    5-13 - Elementary School
    14-18- Secondary School
    18+ - Post-Secondary School

  8. #8

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    *thinks* Nova Scotia may be small but at least it's progressive :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandi View Post
    Well where I am in Canada...

    3-4 - JR/SR Kindergarten
    5-13 - Elementary School
    14-18- Secondary School
    18+ - Post-Secondary School
    you and me are from the same province.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Your Worst Nightmare View Post
    you and me are from the same province.....
    True, you just worded two things differently. Preschool is Kindergarten... and Public School is Public OR Religious.

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