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Year Eight is an educational year group in schools in many countries including England, Wales, Australia and New Zealand. It is usually the eighth year of compulsory education and incorporates students aged between twelve and fourteen.

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Australia

In Australia, Year Eight is usually the eighth year of compulsory education. Although there are slight variations between the states, most children in Year Eight are aged between thirteen and fourteen.[1]

New Zealand

In New Zealand, Year Eight is the eighth year of compulsory education. Children are aged twelve or thirteen in this year group. [2] Year Eight pupils are educated in Primary schools or in Area schools or in some areas in Intermediate schools.[3]

United Kingdom

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England

In schools in England Year Eight is the eighth year after Reception. It is the eighth full year of compulsory education, with children being admitted who are aged 12 by the 1st September in any given academic year. It is also the second year of Key Stage 3 in which the Secondary National Curriculum is taught.[4]

Year Eight is usually the second year of Secondary school. In some areas of England, Year Eight is the last year group in Middle school.

Wales

In schools in Wales Year Eight is the eighth year after Reception. It is currently the eighth full year of compulsory education, with children being admitted who are aged 12 on the 1st September in any given academic year. It is the second year group in Key Stage 3.[5]

Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland Year Eight is the first year of Secondary education. Children in Year Eight are aged between 11 and 12. It is the first year of Key Stage 3.[6]

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Preceded by
Year Seven
Year Eight
11–12
or
12–13
or
13–14
Succeeded by
Year Nine

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