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The School Systems in Norway, the United States and England

Published: 11.04.2011
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AGE

THE NORWEGIAN SYSTEM

THE AMERICAN SYSTEM

THE ENGLISH SYSTEM

19

Høyere Utdanning

Higher Education

Higher Education

18

Videregående skole (studiespesialiserende eller yrkesfag)

17

Senior High School
(academic, vocational or general)

Sixth Form College (academic) or Tertiary College (vocational)

16

15

Ungdomsskole

Secondary School

14

13

Junior High School

12

Barneskole

11

Elementary School

10

Primary School

9

8

7

6

5

Barnehage

Kindergarten

4

Daycare or Preschool

*Reception year primary school (not compulsory)

3

Nursery School

 

 

This is the basic layout. There can be some slight variation in the number of years children spend at elementary school and junior high school in the USA.

*School in England is compulsory for children from the age of 5, but in the state school system a child can begin in a reception year from the age of 4 or 4.5.

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