Year Level Placement
Unlike traditional international schools, The Winstedt School does not automatically assume all children of a given age are working at the same academic level. Instead, Winstedt looks at each student as an individual and places him or her into the best fit year level based on a variety of factors including social and emotional development, learning profile, and academic skills.
Students in Year 3 and above are further grouped by learning profile for the core subjects of Literacy, Phonology (Spelling) and Maths. Students in the Senior School are grouped for all academic subjects.
These multi-age groupings allow Winstedt to tailor academic levels and teaching styles based on what best fits each individual student’s strengths and needs. These placements are not set in stone, but are flexible and adaptive to each child’s progress throughout the school year.
Parents will be informed of a student’s year level placement following review of a completed Application, and a Class Trial if the student participated in a trial as part of our admissions process. (Trials are optional and the parent may either request a trial or we may invite the student for a trial.)
UK Curriculum Year Levels
The Winstedt School utilises the national UK curriculum and thus uses the British year level system as a guide for class placements. Below is a general year/grade to age chart for reference. But as mentioned above, we provide flexibility in year level placement aimed at fully optimising the student’s learning experience at Winstedt.
|Ages||The Winstedt School|
|American, Canadian, |
other International Schools
|Singapore MOE Schools|
|Ages 4 – 5||Reception||Pre-Kindergarten||Kindergarten 1|
|Ages 5 – 6||Year 1||Kindergarten||Kindergarten 2|
|Ages 6 -7||Year 2||1st Grade||Primary 1|
|Ages 7 – 8||Year 3||2nd Grade||Primary 2|
|Ages 8 – 9||Year 4||3rd Grade||Primary 3|
|Ages 9 – 10||Year 5||4th Grade||Primary 4|
|Ages 10 – 11||Year 6||5th Grade||Primary 5|
|Ages 11 – 12||Year 7||6th Grade||Primary 6|
|Ages 12 – 13||Year 8||7th Grade||Secondary 1|
|Ages 13 – 14||Year 9||8th Grade||Secondary 2|
|Ages 14 – 15||Year 10||9th Grade||Secondary 3|
|Ages 15 – 16||Year 11||10th Grade||Secondary 4|
|Ages 16 – 17||Year 12||11th Grade||Secondary 5|
|Ages 17 – 18||Year 13||12th Grade||Secondary 6|