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Tenth grade

Tenth grade (called Grade 10 in some regions) is the tenth year of school post-kindergarten in many parts of the world. The students are 15–16 years of age, depending on when their birthday occurs. The variants of 10th grade in various nations is described below.


Year 10, for most Australian states, is the fourth year of a student's high school education. However, in the Northern Territory, it is the first year of senior school, after high school and in most South Australian public schools it is the third year. For more information on Australia's education system, see: Education in Australia.


In Belgium, the 10th grade is called 4ème secondaire in French (Walloon), or 4de middelbaar in Dutch (Flemish).

In Canada, Grade 10 is the 10th year of mandatory schooling. Depending on province, it may be the first (grades 10-12 high school), second (grades 9-12 high school), third (grades 8-12 high school), or fourth year of high school (grades 7-11 high school) .


In Denmark the 10th grade may refer to an extra year of primary school. Earlier, 10th grade was mostly for people who had a hard time in primary school and needed an extra year to prepare for high school (or another secondary education of some sort), but nowadays, it is widely popular amongst challenged and gifted students alike and usual attended at a special kind of boarding school called an "Efterskole". 10th can also be attended at a regular school, though. This year is usually taken as a way to get a break from the school system and relax and try something different before moving on to high school. But, more commonly, people attend the "gymnasium" (can be compared to high school) where you go from 10th-12th grade (as such, some people attend 10th grade twice). People don't usually call the steps of the Danish gymnasium for 10th, 11th or 12th grade, but usually refer to them as 1st G, 2nd G, and 3rd G. Here, G is simply the letter "G", and it refers to the three different steps of the education.


In Finland tenth grade is usually known as the first year of High School ("Lukio" in Finnish and "Gymnasiet" in Swedish). The tenth grade may also refer to an extra year of primary school ("kymppiluokka" in Finnish which literally translates to "tenth grade"). This extra year of primary school is for those without a post-primary school study position or who need some more time to decide on their future.

The tenth year of schooling in France is known as the Seconde, so called because it is the second last in secondary education. It is the first year of High School ("Lycée")

In Greece, the 10th grade is referring to the 1st class of Lyceum ("1η Λυκείου") ("Pròti likìou). Lyceum is a form of a secondary school and it isn't compulsory for citizens to attend.

Hong Kong[edit]

In Hong Kong, 10th grade is called Secondary 4.

The tenth grade (the tenth school year after kindergarten) is very important in India. After the completion of the tenth grade, the student is required to sit for national board exams or state board exams, wherein question papers are prepared and answer sheets are checked by a central institution to which the school is affiliated. The percentage scored in Class X decides what a student can opt for in Class XI (Science/ Commerce/ Arts). The Grade gains even more importance as in many parts of India the number of seats for Class XI is generally lower than the number of students who pass out Standard X.

The new system called CCE(Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation) was introduced by the Central Board of Secondary Education in India for students of sixth to tenth grades. The main aim of CCE is to evaluate every aspect of the child during their presence at the school.


In Ireland, it is the 4th year of Secondary School or or in Gaelscoils. It is optional in most secondary schools. Students continue normal classes but also have the opportunity to try new things such as work experience, participation in school stage productions or do other activities or courses such as ECDL or different sports. Students do not sit tests within this year.

In Israel, the tenth grade is the first year of high school (pronounced in Hebrew as Tichon) in most formal places, which lasts three years. In some cities (such as Ramat Gan and Giv'atayim), elementary school ends at 8th grade and high school starts at 9th grade.


In Malaysia, 10th grade also known as Form 4 in secondary school. The students at this stage are 16 years old, and it is the fourth year in the secondary school. This is the year when the students choose their streams as art/science for their further studies in future.

In Mexico, the tenth grade is the beginning of the high school, which lasts only three years. Similar to Israel's education system. Tenth graders are normally aged 15–16.

New Zealand[edit]

In New Zealand, Year 11 is the equivalent of tenth grade, with students aged 15–16. It is the third year of secondary school (High School) and the eleventh year of compulsory education. It is also the first year of "The National Certificate of Educational Achievement" (NCEA), the main national qualification for secondary school students in New Zealand.


Grade ten is the final year of high school in Pakistan; it is an important year level as it here that matriculation examinations occur after which students can qualify for grades eleven and twelve in college. Successful completion of college allows eligibility for entrance into universities and higher education.


In the Philippines, Grade 10 is the 4th year of Junior High School. Topics mainly discussed are the following subjects like Trigonometry, Physics. Filipino subject with El Filibusterismo, Values Education, World Literature in both English and Filipino & Economics since school year 2015-2016. Students are usually 15–16 years old.

In Russia, in the end of ninth grade students have a choice: to progress to the tenth grade in school or go to college. The tenth grade is the beginning of the high school, and it is a pre-exam year, when training to USE is being. Learning is similar with Ninth grade, but priority is given to repeat the material learned in high school (Fifth to Ninth years).


In Scotland, tenth grade is called S4 (or fourth year). At the end of S4, students normally sit examinations in eight National 5 subjects which they have studied over the past two years. National 5s and are sat during the months of May and June.

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