Education

Age UK
11-12 Secondary school: Year 7. General national curriculum
12-13 Secondary school: Year 8. General national curriculum
13-14 Secondary school: Year 9. General national curriculum
14-15 Secondary school: Year 10. First year of GCSE course – 9 subjects
15-16 Secondary school: Year 11. Second year of GCSE course. GCSE exams at end of year.
16-17 Secondary school: Year 12. First year of A/AS Level course – 4/5 subjects plus key skills. AS Level exams at end of year.
17-18 Secondary school: Year 13. Second year of A Level course – 3/4 subjects. A Level exams at end of year.
UK students who graduate receive: A Level certificate

 

Age Ireland
11-12
12-13 Junior cycle year 1
13-14 Junior cycle year 2
14-15 Junior cycle year 3 + junior certificate
15-16 Senior cycle year 1 (transition year)
16-17 Senior cycle year 2
17-18 Senior cycle year 3
Students who graduate receive: Leaving Certificate

 

Age USA
11-12
12-13 Junior high school grade 7
13-14 Junior high school grade 8
14-15 Senior high school grade 9
15-16 Senior high school grade 10
16-17 Senior high school grade 11
17-18 Senior high school grade 12
American students who graduate receive: High School Diploma

 

Age Canada
11-12
12-13 Junior high school grade 7
13-14 Junior high school grade 8
14-15 Junior high school grade 9
15-16 Senior high school grade 10
16-17 Senior high school grade 11
17-18 Senior high school grade 12
Canadian students who graduate receive: High School Diploma