At the age of five or six, the children attend elementary school (also known as grade school or grammar school), which last six years. The fist year at elementary school is called kindergarten.
In the USA, children start school when they are five or six years old. Depending on the state, schooling is compulsory until the age of 16 or 18. Children younger than five can go to a nursery school or preschool.
Eighth (or 8th) grade is a year of education in the United States. The eighth grade is the final grade before high school, and the ninth grade of public and private education, following kindergarten and subsequent grades. (Although it may be considered the tenth or eleventh if preschool has been attended.) Most students are between thirteen and fourteen years old. Eighth grade is usually the fourth and final grade of middle school, although some systems mark it as the final year of elementary school.
The eighth grade mathematics curriculum in the United States includes either Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, or Geometry. Occasionally Algebra II is also taught in very advanced schools. In some schools, especially the ones that are witnessing the required Basic Standards Test, basic everyday “real world” mathematical skills such as check writing, money management, and geometry are taught as well.
At primary level, children are placed in a wide variety of learning situations. They are usually based in one classroom and may join with other classes for some activities. Class sizes vary but are generally smaller in the junior school. The primary school day typically begins at 9.00am and finishes at 3.00pm, with breaks mid-morning, lunchtime and occasionally mid-afternoon.
New Zealand families can choose between state and state-integrated schools funded by government, or private schools, which charge fees.
Our work in primary education research (ages 4-11) explores the acquisition of skills and capabilities, such as oral language and communication, literacy and numeracy skills, digital skills and social and emotional development.
We want to help address the shortage of teachers through funding research that examines the factors affecting recruitment, retention and professional development.
Many of our courses have no formal entry requirements, but for those that do, we welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications. We offer places based on our own assessment of your qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on our judgement of your academic potential.
At Birkbeck, we encourage applications from students without traditional qualifications and w e welcome students from all educational backgrounds. Our admissions tutors will take into account the knowledge and skills that you have developed outside the classroom, not only your previous qualifications.
If you live locally, you can earn a degree right on your doorstep! Many people don’t want the hassle of moving away to study at a university, so this is when Hull College steps in. All of our degree courses are awarded by recognised providers, such as Hull University.
Hull College offers an ever-increasing range of Foundation Degrees that bring higher education closer to industry. By blending academic and vocational learning, you will learn the important employability skills needed to get ahead in your chosen career.