Age Placement Guide

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Difference between the Year and the Grade system

  • The Year System refers to a system which starts at Foundation Stage 1 and continues through Year 13. The British Schools generally adopt this system.
  • The Grade System refers to a system which starts in Pre-Kindergarten and continues to Grade 12. Such as UAE Federal System, Canadian and American.

Grade to Year Placement

If your child is transferring from a grade curriculum to a year curriculum at one of our English curriculum schools, please note that Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) have clarified which Year/Grade students transfer to when moving between schools with different year group systems.

As an example: If your child will complete Grade 2 this academic year 2022-2023, your child should be placed in Year 4 in academic year 2023-2024 (as Year 4 is equivalent to Grade 3).

Year to Grade Placement

If your application is for West Yas and your child is transferring from a year curriculum to the grade curriculum.

As an example: If your child will complete Year 2 this academic year 2022-2023, your child should be placed in Grade 2 in academic year 2023-2024 (as Grade 2 is equivalent to Year 3).

Year to Year Placement

If your child is transferring from a “year” system to one of Aldar Academies English curriculum (Year curriculum) schools.

As an example: if your child is currently studying in Year 2 for 2022-2023, you need to apply for Year 3 for 2023-2024.

Equivalency Requirement All new students entering Aldar Academies will be required, as per ADEK policy, to complete 12 years of compulsory education to obtain the “Al-Thanawiya” leaving certificate. This will mean that your child will complete to Year 13 of the English curriculum, the equivalent of Grade 12.

Please refer to the table below for Year to Grade Equivalency

Age Year Birth From Birth To Grade Grade Birth From Grade Birth To
3-4 FS1 01 September 2019 31 August 2020 Pre-KG 01 September 2019 31 August 2020
4-5 FS2 01 September 2018 31 August 2019 KG1 01 September 2018 31 August 2019
5-6 Year 1 01 September 2017 31 August 2018 KG2 01 September 2017 31 August 2018
6-7 Year 2 01 September 2016 31 August 2017 Grade 1 01 September 2016 31 August 2017
7-8 Year 3 01 September 2015 31 August 2016 Grade 2 01 September 2015 31 August 2016
8-9 Year 4 01 September 2014 31 August 2015 Grade 3 01 September 2014 31 August 2015
9-10 Year 5 01 September 2013 31 August 2014 Grade 4 01 September 2013 31 August 2014
10-11 Year 6 01 September 2012 31 August 2013 Grade 5 01 September 2012 31 August 2013
11-12 Year 7 01 September 2011 31 August 2012 Grade 6 01 September 2011 31 August 2012
12-13 Year 8 01 September 2010 31 August 2011 Grade 7 01 September 2010 31 August 2011
13-14 Year 9 01 September 2009 31 August 2010 Grade 8 01 September 2009 31 August 2010
14-15 Year 10 01 September 2008 31 August 2009 Grade 9 01 September 2008 31 August 2009
15-16 Year 11 01 September 2007 31 August 2008 Grade 10 01 September 2007 31 August 2008
16-17 Year 12 01 September 2006 31 August 2007 Grade 11 01 September 2006 31 August 2007
17-18 Year 13 01 September 2005 31 August 2006 Grade 12 01 September 2005 31 August 2006
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