Thursday / April 27 / 2017

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Age Criteria and Grade Equivalency

The correct grade for students is identified through consultation with the Admissions team.

It is our intention to always place students in the grade most appropriate for them to thrive both academically and socially in their new environment. During this phase the following will be taken into account:

a) Previous schooling to date and student’s previous school reports

b) Assessment test results (and interview if applicable)

c) Age of student

d) Information provided on the student’s Transfer Certificate

e) Ministry of Education – UAE/KHDA requirements

Schools around the world use different numbering conventions as well as following different curriculums. It is common to find North American schools and those following the US Curriculum using a 12 year numbering format, and British schools and those following the National Curriculum for England and Wales using a 13 year numbering format. In addition, there are other numbering conventions as well as those mentioned.

In the UAE there are many schools offering different curriculums and following different numbering conventions. Below is a table indicating CAS numbering convention and how this equates to the 13 year system. CAS follows the 12 grade system. Age is determined as of 31st of December of the admission year.

 

Student Age /cutoff date - 31st of December/

CAS (12 Years System)

13 Years System

3 +

Pre KG

FS 1

4 +

KG 1

FS 2

5 +

KG 2

Year 1

6 +

Grade 1

Year 2

7 +

Grade 2

Year 3

8 +

Grade 3

Year 4

9 +

Grade 4

Year 5

10 +

Grade 5

Year 6

11 +

Grade 6

Year 7

12 +

Grade 7

Year 8

13 +

Grade 8

Year 9

14 +

Grade 9

Year 10

15 +

Grade 10

Year 11

16 +

Grade 11

Year 12

17 +

Grade 12

Year 13