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Equivalent grades/years for IB schooling

Which is the right year for your child? We take into account student’s age, abilities, language skills and educational background. The table below sets out the equivalent year structure at EIM and other school systems.

Age of the student Belgium France United Kingdom USA IB
5-6 years pre-school pre-school Year 1 Kindergarten  
6-7 years 1ère primaire CP: Cours Préparatoires Year 2 Grade 1 PYP 1
7-8 years 2ème primaire CE1: Cours élémentaires Year 3 Grade 2 PYP 2
8-9 years 3ème primaire CE2: Cours élémentaires Year 4 Grade 3 PYP 3
9-10 years 4ème primaire CM1: Cours moyen 1ère année Year 5 Grade 4 PYP 4
10-11 years 5ème primaire CM2: Cours moyen 2ème année Year 6 Grade 5 PYP 5
11-12 years 6ème primaire 6ème Collège Year 7 Grade 6 MYP 1
12-13 years 1ère secondaire 5èm Collège Year 8 Grade 7 MYP 2
13-14 years 2ème secondaire 4ème Collège Year 9 Grade 8 MYP 3
14-15 years 3ème secondaire 3ème Collège Year 10 Grade 9 MYP 4
15-16 years 4ème secondaire 2ème Lycée Year 11 Grade 10 MYP 5
16-17 years 5ème secondaire 1ère Lycée Year 12 Grade 11 DP 1
17-18 years 6ème secondaire Terminale Year 13 Grade 12 DP 2