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Princess Aurora45
07-01-2003, 03:08 PM
Being from the UK, I don't quite get what your schools are like. When do you start high school? We start secondary school at 10/11 yrs (depending on when your birthday falls in the yr), and finish at 18.

Is it like the films where you have all these really popular girls who hate the unpopular girls. We get that at are school, but all the girls were friends, some were just more popular than others.

Do you have to take loads of subjects. In yr 7, 8 and 9 we have to do English, Math, Science(bio, chem and physics), french, german, drama, music, R.E., history, Geography, D.T., Art, F.T. and games. Then once we get into yr 10 we have to do a language, bio, Chem, physics, English, English Lit, maths and then 3 other subjects (I did Music, Drama and Gepgraphy). At the end of yr 11 you do these big exams called GCSEs. After that you go into A Levels (yr 12 and 13). You only do 4 subjects for that ( i did music, drama, biology and geology) then, after the exams in yr12 you can drop a subject. It sounds confussing. Is it like that out there?

07-01-2003, 03:14 PM
high school usually starts when you're 14 or 15 and until you're 17 or 18. we do have popular snotty girls and guys and lots of us don't bother with them because we hate them.

07-01-2003, 06:16 PM
yea our school is kinda like urs. We start highschool at 14 and end at 17/18 depends when your b-day is.

07-01-2003, 07:57 PM
That boogles me. I know that we have intros to all your sci. classes that you take in year 7 8 and 9 but we dont take them till 9 10 11 and 12 but you have moere chooses here.

07-13-2003, 06:56 PM
No my school is a lot like the movie The Breakfast Club we Brains, Athleats, Princesses, Basketcases, and Criminals. Thats bascily what my school is and like everybody else says you start High school when your 14 or 15 and get out when your 18 or 19 years old.
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07-14-2003, 01:29 AM
^i dunno what youre talkin about.
who gets outta high school at 19 ?!??!

anyhow, it depends where in the states you go.

in new york city its like this:

pre-K, kindergarten, grades 1-5 = elementary school, age 4/5 - 10/11

grades 6-8 = junior high school, age 10/11 - 13/14

grades 9-12 = high school, age 13/14 - 17/18

as far as classes go, everywhere is completely different.

Princess Aurora45
07-14-2003, 03:50 AM
Thanks you have all cleared a lot up, it makes a lot more sence now.:)

07-16-2003, 11:16 AM
Well, I am homeschooled so I really can't help with this very much BUT I can tell you what subjects I have. I am currently taking Geography, World Studies, Algebra, Latin, Grammer, French, Spencerian Script, Home Ec., American Lit. and British Lit. That is all I can remember right now but I have a feeling I am missing something! :rolleyes: