Age Requirements and Year Placement

GEMS World Academy – Abu Dhabi follows the ADEK age requirement for students entering FS1 to Year 2*. For FS1 entry, students must have turned three years old by 31 August in the year of admission, four years old by 31 August in the year of admission for FS2 entry, and so on. This is applicable for all new FS1 to Year 2 students enrolling from September 2021.

All other students will be placed based on the completion of the previous grade. If necessary, further clarification will be provided by our admissions team and ADEK.

Comparison of Ages & Names Across Different Curriculums

  GEMS World Academy North America England Australia/ NZ South Africa Singapore France
Entry Age by Sept 1st Year Grade Year Year Year Year Class
3 years old FS1 -- FS1 (Nursery) -- -- Pre-School PS
4 years old FS2 PreK FS2 (Reception) KG -- Pre-School MS
5 years old 1 KG 1 Prep Reception Pre-School GS
6 years old 2 1 2 1 1 P1 CP
7 years old 3 2 3 2 2 P2 CE1
8 years old 4 3 4 3 3 P3 CE2
9 years old 5 4 5 4 4 P4 CM1
10 years old 6 5 6 5 5 P5 CM2
11 years old 7 6 7 6 6 P5 Sixieme
12 years old 8 8 7 7 P6 Cinquieme

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