Tuesday, September 06, 2005

say a little prayer for me

because this afternoon I'm going to step into a room full of 7th graders and sub for a friend at the school at husband's church. She's apparently been talking about call and Jeremiah, and I'm about to run over and see what I've gotten myself into.

I'll report back later!


At 1:33 PM, Blogger Kathryn said...

Right....prayer duly said, now can you be an angel and confirm how the school system your side of the Pond compares with ours. Ours start at 5 in Reception, then have years 1-6 at Primary school, then 7-11 (by which stage they are mostly 16) at Secondary or High School..There are big public exams at 16 (the GCSEs I blogged about in connection with TeenWonder a week or two back) and they then move into (wait for it) the 6th Form (left over from when they started numbering years all over again at 11) which comprises years 12 and 13, before A levels.
So, if the systems more or less match, 7th graders are heading towards their 12th birthdays??
But what is Grade School? And when does High Sch start? And what about all those wonderful titles like sophomore??
Yes, I know I could google all this, but it's more fun to ask a friend...and I'm confident that your slot with the year 7s went swimmingly, anyway :-)

At 4:18 PM, Blogger Emily said...

Hi Kathryn--

Preschool at 4, kindergarten at 5. Then comes grade school--1st through 5th or 6th. Then either middle school (6th,7th and 8th) or junior high (7th and 8th). Then high school (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior). College years are also called by their high school names.

Re exams--there are more exams now thanks to our current administration, but maybe someone with more recent experience in our educational system can chime in as to what and when.

You do have to take exams (SATs and/or ACTs) that often have great weight towards college. But schools can choose to do with those results as they wish.


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