Ages and Stages
The International department is a part of the school which has been growing and changing. We are now a full line of 11 classes from Stage 1 to Stage 11. The ages at which students join the different year groups are standard for International (both IB and CIE) and UK schools. Ages are calculated according to the school year rather than the calendar year. Thus to join the year 1 class, students MUST be 5 years old before the end of September in the year they start school.
As many of our students have English as a second language and others come from different educational systems, we always have a wider range of ages than the 'core' age for each year group. In the case of children who join a year group with a core age lower than their chronological age, parents should be aware that these children will be older when they finish the exam programme.
We only promote children to skip a year on the agreement of all teachers in the core subjects.
Diagram showing Classes (Stages) for 2015
|YEAR||Core Age||Chronological ages||Classes for 2015|