The School Years
What Are the Year Names and What Age Groups Are in Them?
Want to know the names of the years of children's schooling?
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What are the years names?
High school years names and American school year names such as freshman, sophomore, junior senior ages are not the same across every school system.
The naming convention of school years across countries can be confusing.
The second year of school is called Year 1 in England. In Scotland its P2 and the US its Kindergarten.
If you are looking for information or resources to help your child in school then here is a guide to what the age ranges are and what the year name is.
The grid shows examples of different countries and the names they give to their year groups.
|5-6||Kindergarten||Year 1||P2||Kindergarten/Prep||No school||UKG|
|6-7||1st Grade||Year 2||P3||Year 1||Year 1||Class 1|
|7-8||2nd Grade||Year 3||P4||Year 2||Year 2||Class 2|
|8-9||3rd Grade||Year 4||P5||Year 3||Year 3||Class 3|
|9-10||4th Grade||Year 5||P6||Year 4||Year 4||Class 4|
|10-11||5th Grade||Year 6||P7||Year 5||Year 5||Class 5|
|11-12||6th Grade||Year 7||S1||Year 6||Year 6||Class 6|
|12-13||7th Grade||Year 8||S2||Year 7||Year 7||Class 7|
|13-14||8th Grade||Year 9||S3||Year 8||Year 8||Class 8|
|14-15||9th Grade Freshman||Year 10||S4||Year 9||Year 9||Class 9|
|15-16||10th Grade Sophomore||Year 11||S5||Year 10||Year 10||Class 10|
|16-17||11th Grade Junior||Lower Sixth||S6||Year 11||Year 11||Class 11|
|17-18||12th Grade Senior||Upper Sixth||Higher Ed||Year 12||Year 12||Class 12|
Do you wish to to know the school year names in a location we haven't covered? Let us know and we will investigate.
When looking for worksheets or resources online you don't have to limit your search to just the sites in your country.
Visit our downloads page and check out some our worksheets.
Style and content in websites can be refreshingly different for the same age ranges in differing countries and continents.
The school years and ages in the uk begin at the age of 4 or 5 but in China it is 6.
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