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Age Requirements

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GEMS Wellington International School follows the KHDA age requirement for students entering FS1*. A student must be 3 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-UK 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 Curriculums

 

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Entry Age by Sept 1st

Year

Grade

Year

Year

Year

Class

3 years old

FS1 (Nursery)

PreK

--

--

Pre-School

PS

4 years old

FS2 (Reception)

KG1

KG

--

Pre-School

MS

5 years old

1

KG2

Prep

Reception

Pre-School

GS

6 years old

2

1

1

1

P1

CP

7 years old

3

2

2

2

P2

CE1

8 years old

4

3

3

3

P3

CE2

9 years old

5

4

4

4

P4

CM1

10 years old

6

5

5

5

P5

CM2

11 years old

7

6

6

6

P6

Sixieme

12 years old

8

7

7

7

S1

Cinquieme

13 years old

9

8

8

8

S2

Quatrieme

14 years old

10

9

9

9

S3

Triosieme

15 years old

11

10

10

10

S4

Seconde

16 years old

12

11

11

11

 

Premiere

17 years old

13

12

12

12

 

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