Age Requirements & Grade Placement

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GEMS Nations Academy follows the KHDA age requirement for students entering KG1*. A student needs to turn 4 years of age by December 31st of the academic year. All other students must have turned the age listed next to the grade level for the Academic Year and have a corresponding Transfer Certificate. To assist those coming from a non-American curriculum, please refer to the table below as a guideline for which grade to apply to. Further clarification will be done by the Admission team, and educational governing body.

Comparison of Ages & Names Across Different Curriculum

 

Nations Academy

North America

England

Australia/ NZ

South Africa

Singapore

France

Entry Age by Sept 1st

Grade

Grade

Year

Year

Year

       Year

Class

 

3 years old

__

--

FS1 (Nursery)

--

--

Pre-School

PS

 

4 years old

KG1*

PreK

FS2 (Reception)

KG

--

Pre-School

MS

 

5 years old

KG2

KG

1

Prep

Reception

Pre-School

GS

 

6 years old

1

1

2

1

1

P1

CP

 

7 years old

2

2

3

2

2

P2

CE1

 

8 years old

3

3

4

3

3

P3

CE2

 

9 years old

4

4

5

4

4

P4

CM1

 

10 years old

5

5

6

5

5

P5

CM2

 

11 years old

6

6

7

6

6

P6

Sixieme

 

12 years old

7

7

8

7

7

S1

Cinquieme

 

13 years old

8

8

9

8

8

S2

Quatrieme

 

14 years old

9

9

10

9

9

S3

Triosieme

 

15 years old

10

10

11

10

10

S4

Seconde

 

16 years old

11

11

12

11

11

 

Premiere

 

17 years old

12

12

13

12

12

 

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