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Discussion in 'Schools & Education' started by the Willy s, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. the Willy s

    the Willy s Guest

    Hi, could anyone give me some advice on this please?. If our plans go ahead we are hoping to be able to move by Sept 2014, this will be just after our son completes his GCSE's in May/June and before starting A levels or a college course here.

    From what ive understood, it would not be possible for him to then start at high school when we move over timing wise?:confused:

    If anyone has moved their children at this point and could explain this all to me id be very grateful, thanks


  2. Rudi

    Rudi Relocation Brisbane

    If you move at that time, your best option is to put your son into the end of grade 10 in Queensland and then he would complete years 11 and 12 - which are the equivalent of A levels. If he does not complete both these years, he will be greatly disadvantaged - the courses are two years and without the two years he would not have enough credits to gain an OP score which is what he will need to go onto further education at university.


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  3. morag

    morag Guest

    Hi. We have just moved 2 teenagers in mid October, who were accepted into Cleveland State High straight away. You do have to live in the catchment area for this school. Our 16yr old had just sat Standard grades in Scotland and was advised to do year 11 and 12 here. Our 14yr old has actually skipped a year and is finishing year 9 then going into year 10 after the holidays. Both girls settled very quickly into school.
  4. Janet

    Janet Guest

    Hi. We are in the same position. My hubby n son going in jan but im staying with my daughter so she can finish her gcses. She too wants to do a levels n not sure how it works over there.
  5. carlhall

    carlhall Member

    Hi Janet,
    I do not have any kids in Australia, so hopefully someone with Children may be able to offer more concise advice. obviously the schools here do not do A levels as they have their own qualifications. i did once hear of a member who sent their kids to a private college in Australia who used the UK A level curriculum and offered students the chance to do the A levels. However if you managed to find a place for your daughter to study for A level the cost would be very expensive.

    It may be better for her to do the A levels in the UK and then come out to you if that is at all possible, Hopefully someone may have a better suggestion for you....
  6. lap70

    lap70 New Member

    I did a bit of asking myself as my oldest daughter has just completed Standard Grades and now doing Highers (Scottish) and was told she would have to do both Years 11 and 12 to be able to go to University. However if you arrive later than the start of the year (ie like the end of our school year here) you can still do it but would have to do catch up if you missed the first term or so. I was also told that another option could be to go to college after school to get the points required to get a place in University, so there are ways round it. Alternatively if you think your daughter may like to come back to the UK to go to University some schools (probably just private ones but not sure) do the International Baccalaurreate Diploma which is accepted worldwide.
  7. Hi
    We are also moving from Scotland next year after my son finishes his 4 the year here,
    Does anyone think it may benefit him to go back a year in Australia , we also have two younger
    girls in primary school
    Many thanks

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