In Australia, Year 7 is usually the eighth year of compulsory education. Although there are slight variations between the states, most children in Year 7 are aged from twelve to thirteen. Children in Year 7 start High School, Secondary School or Secondary Colleges, or finish Primary School.
In New Zealand, Year 7 is the seventh year of compulsory education. Children entering Year 7 are generally aged between 10.5 and 12. Year 7 pupils are educated in full primary schools, intermediate schools, and in some areas area schools or combined intermediate and secondary schools.
In schools in England, Year 7 is the eighth full year of compulsory education, with children being admitted who are aged 11 by 1 September in any given academic year. It is also the first year of Key Stage 3 in which the Secondary National Curriculum is taught.
In schools in Wales Year 7 is the seventh year after Reception. It is currently the seventh full year of compulsory education, with children being admitted who are aged 11 on 1 September in any given academic year. It is the first year group in Key Stage 3 and marks the beginning of secondary education.
Northern Ireland and Scotland
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