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Not quite - both uni and school have only 2 terms not three. For school i could have started the year before ( i would have been 4.5) which would make me one of the youngest in the year . I didnt i started the next year at 5.5 making me one of the oldest in the year - so therfore would have been one of the oldest going to uni.
there are 3 terms per year. you should have started during the term you turned 5.
see here: http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/sccwebsit...s?opendocument

if you only have 2 terms then they are called semesters instead (american system used at many uk unis, but not schools afaik).

you should always start school during the term you turn 5. if you wait until the term after you turn 5 it is usually ok (you just miss a few months of the year) but if you turn 5 during the final term of your year then waiting for the next term means you will miss all 3terms of your year and starting at the next term will put you in the year below.
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Re: What's made you smile today?

Not to pee on your bonfire Jug, but that link is for Surrey, which isn't in Scotland
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Re: What's made you smile today?

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Not to pee on your bonfire Jug, but that link is for Surrey, which isn't in Scotland
oh alaina is in scotland! in that case i only know what i saw at uni, and that is students with "scottish highers" haven't got a bloody clue about the subjects they studied
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there are 3 terms per year. you should have started during the term you turned 5.
see here: http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/sccwebsit...s?opendocument

if you only have 2 terms then they are called semesters instead (american system used at many uk unis, but not schools afaik).

you should always start school during the term you turn 5. if you wait until the term after you turn 5 it is usually ok (you just miss a few months of the year) but if you turn 5 during the final term of your year then waiting for the next term means you will miss all 3terms of your year and starting at the next term will put you in the year below.
sorry but it is different here . every child start school in august. or term 1.

"Children start primary school aged between 4 and 5 depending on when the child's birthday falls. Scottish school policy places all those born between March of a given year and February of the following year in the same year group. Children born between March and August start school at five years old and those born between September and February start school at age four-and-a-half."
taken from here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Scotland

so essentially if i had started at 4.5 i could have left at 16 and started first year uni at 16.
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essentially leaving school a year earlier than you are allowed to in englandshire ( i presume)
you can leave at the end of the summer term during the school year you turn 16. it doesnt matter which year that is, so you could be half way through your GCSE's yet you can legally leave school.
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oh alaina is in scotland!l
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Re: What's made you smile today?

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Scottish school policy places all those born between March of a given year and February of the following year in the same year group.
how weird, our year groups go off end of august (same as the school year)
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no $hit sherlock
its his way of admitting he was wrong.

'Pretend you dont see one of the vital bits of info'

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you can leave at the end of the summer term during the school year you turn 16. it doesnt matter which year that is, so you could be half way through your GCSE's yet you can legally leave school.
So what age can they leave with qualifications for uni?
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its his way of admitting he was wrong.

'Pretend you dont see one of the vital bits of info'

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its his way of admitting he was wrong.

'Pretend you dont see one of the vital bits of info'


if i saw it then why the hell would i go on about the english system? what could i possibly have to gain

tbh i cant remember the nationality of every member, and alaina isnt ginger or called morna/lorna so it isnt too easy to guess.
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if i saw it then why the hell would i go on about the english system? what could i possibly have to gain

tbh i cant remember the nationality of every member, and alaina isnt ginger or called morna/lorna so it isnt too easy to guess.
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So what age can they leave with qualifications for uni?
to go to uni you need to finish your GCSE's first. the earliest that can happen is at 15. then you need to go to college for 2 years so it is 17 at the earliest to start uni (if you can convince them to let you in before your 18th bday). however there are some college courses that only take 1 year to get you into uni, for example access courses. these are usually only available to people aged 19+, however they do let school leavers on in some cases. my access course had 2 school leavers on (their course was cancelled so they were moved on to mine) and after college they had to wait another year before starting uni. using that route you could in theory be ready to start uni at 16, although i doubt any uni would take you.
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Re: What's made you smile today?

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if i saw it then why the hell would i go on about the english system? what could i possibly have to gain
Was beginning to wonder tbh...

Quote Originally Posted by jug View Post
tbh i cant remember the nationality of every member, and alaina isnt ginger or called morna/lorna so it isnt too easy to guess.
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dunno if its different down south.
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I think the rules are different in Englandcestershire, I know a few folk going to Uni this year that are only 17
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However - in Scotland
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Location: Lanarkshire

the trick is to actually read what the person is saying.

Oh and watch it, your verging on being offensive there, and we all know name calling is not the answer when your feeling silly.
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