All Taaleem schools place students in age-appropriate grade/year group levels in accordance with the Ministry of Education/KHDA regulations

Families are encouraged to use the chart below to ensure that they are applying to the correct grade level, taking into account the differences that exist in the naming of grades or years around the world. (As an example, Year 2 in the British Curriculum is equivalent to Grade 1 in IB curriculum although both programs are for 6-year-olds who turn 7 during the school year).

Age/Grade Cut-Off

Enrolling for 2016/17 Academic Year

Phase
Year Group
Age
Foundation Stage
 
FS 1
3 turning 4 on or after 1st September
FS 2
4 turning 5 on or after 1st September
Key Stage 1
 
Year 1
5 turning 6 on or after 1st September
Year 2
6 turning 7 on or after 1st September
Key Stage 2
 
Year 3
7 turning 8 on or after 1st September
Year 4
8 turning 9 on or after 1st September
Year 5
9 turning 10 on or after 1st September
Year 6
10 turning 11 on or after 1st September
Key Stage 3
 
Year 7
11 turning 12 on or after 1st September
Year 8
12 turning 13 on or after 1st September
Year 9
13 turning 14 on or after 1st September
Key Stage Four GCSEs0
Year 10
14 turning 15 on or after 1st September
Year 11 DBS does not accept applications for Year 11 due to GCSEs being a closed, two-year course
Sixth Form Year 12 16 turning 17 on or after 1st September
Year 13 DBS does not accept applications for Year 13 due to A Levels being a closed, two-year course.


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