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Year Nine is an educational year group in schools in many countries including England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. It is usually the ninth year of compulsory education and incorporates students aged between thirteen and fifteen.

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Australia

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

New Zealand

In New Zealand, Year Nine is the ninth year of compulsory education. Children are aged thirteen or fourteen in this year group. [2] Year Nine pupils are educated in Secondary schools or in Area schools.[3]

United Kingdom

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England

In schools in England Year Nine is the ninth year after Reception. It is the ninth full year of compulsory education, with children being admitted who are aged 13 by the 1st September in any given academic year. [4] It is also the year in which pupils are formally assessed against National Curriculum levels.[5] With effect from 2009, National Curriculum Tests are no longer compulsory in this year group.[6]

Year Nine is usually the third year of Secondary school. In some areas of England, Year Nine is the first year of Secondary school.

Wales

In schools in Wales Year Nine is the ninth year after Reception. It is currently the ninth full year of compulsory education, with children being admitted who are aged 13 on the 1st September in any given academic year. It is the third and final year group in Key Stage 3.[7]

Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland Year Nine is the second year of Secondary education. Children in Year Nine are aged between 12 and 13. It is the second year of Key Stage 3.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Cost/Benefit Analysis Relating to the Implementation of a Common School Starting Age and Associated Nomenclature by 1 January 2010" (PDF). Atelier Learning Solutions Pty Ltd. http://www.mceetya.edu.au/verve/_resources/Volume_1_CSSA_Final_Report.pdf. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  2. ^ "School years and levels". Team-up website. Ministry of Education. http://www.teamup.co.nz/Child/SchoolEducation/SchoolBasics/SchoolYearsAndLevels.aspx. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  3. ^ "Types of schools". Team-up website. Ministry of Education. http://www.teamup.co.nz/Child/SchoolEducation/SchoolBasics/TypesOfSchools.aspx. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  4. ^ "The secondary curriculum". National Curriculum website. Qualifications and Curriculum Authority. http://curriculum.qca.org.uk/key-stages-3-and-4/organising-your-curriculum/the_secondary_curriculum/index.aspx. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  5. ^ "National Curriculum teacher assessments and key stage tests". Directgov website. http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Parents/Schoolslearninganddevelopment/ExamsTestsAndTheCurriculum/DG_10013041. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  6. ^ [http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/pns/DisplayPN.cgi?pn_id=2008_0229 "Major reforms to school accountability including an end to compulsory national tests for fourteen year olds. More support in year 7 to help children make the jump to secondary school. Ed Balls announces new ‘school report cards’"]. Press Release. Department for Children, Schools and Families. http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/pns/DisplayPN.cgi?pn_id=2008_0229. Retrieved 2009-01-11. 
  7. ^ "What will your child learn?". Welsh Assembly Government. http://new.wales.gov.uk/topics/educationandskills/parents/whatwillchildlearn/?lang=en. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  8. ^ "The Education (Northern Ireland) Order 2006". The Stationery Office. 2006. http://www.opsi.gov.uk/SI/si2006/20061915.htm#3. Retrieved 2009-01-11. 
Preceded by
Year Eight
Year Nine
12–13
or
13–14
or
14–15
Succeeded by
Year Ten

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