Year Group Placement

Like most international schools in Malaysia, our students will be placed in their year groups based on their age-turns and the academic year they are enrolling in.

The formal years of schooling at Australian International School Malaysia start at the age of 6 years (Foundation) whereas in the British system, a child at the same age goes into Year 1. However, the total schooling years in the end remain the same.

Age-Turns Australia United Kingdom Malaysia
4 Nursery Nursery Kindergarten
5 Preparation Reception Kindergarten
6 Foundation 1 Kindergarten
7 1 2 1
8 2 3 2
9 3 4 3
10 4 5 4
11 5 6 5
12 6 - Middle School 7 - Secondary 6
13 7 8 Form 1 - Secondary
14 8 9 2
15 9 - Senior School 10 3
16 10 11 4
17 11 12 5
18 12 13 6 - Lower
19     6 - Upper

Start of compulsory formal education