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Eagleperson Oct 2nd 2020 5:19 am

Switching from US high school to UK system
 
We are about to move to the UK from the USA and place our 14 year old into year 10 so he can start GCSEs. Does anyone have advice on how hard this is, to make the switch? We are late making the decision and he will miss the first 7 weeks or so.

scot47 Oct 2nd 2020 5:31 am

Re: Switching from US high school to UK system
 
Difficult time for a child to transition. Good luck !

christmasoompa Oct 2nd 2020 1:29 pm

Re: Switching from US high school to UK system
 

Originally Posted by Eagleperson (Post 12917122)
We are about to move to the UK from the USA and place our 14 year old into year 10 so he can start GCSEs. Does anyone have advice on how hard this is, to make the switch? We are late making the decision and he will miss the first 7 weeks or so.

That is tricky. Does the school you're looking at definitely start GCSE's in Year 10? It's just that a lot of schools start in Year 9, so he'd have missed over a year of the course which would be a huge amount to catch up on.

I know there have been quite a few other threads on the same subject, if you have a search I think there was one fairly recently which may have some useful info in.

Best of luck.

Eagleperson Oct 2nd 2020 2:11 pm

Re: Switching from US high school to UK system
 
Thanks. I’ll look for the threads again, did not see them on here with a quick search yesterday.


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