Monday, August 13, 2007

Eleventh gradeEleventh grade
Eleventh grade (called Grade 11 in some regions, also known as junior year in the U.S. & Canada) is a year of education in the United States and many other nations.
The eleventh grade is the eleventh school year after kindergarten. Students are usually 15–17 years old. Eleventh grade is the next-to-last year of secondary school. Junior is a student in the eleventh grade in high school.
Many students take the SAT Reasoning Test and/or ACT in the second half of their 11th-grade year. Typically during this year, students interested in attending higher education facilities, tend to search at around the second part of that year.
Mathematics students usually take Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, or Algebra 2. Depending on the location there may be a combination of any of the three subjects.
In English, a college-preparatory curriculum would also include American literature. Often, English Literature (also referred to as British Literature) is taught in the junior year of high school.
In a social studies curriculum, eleventh graders in the United States are usually taught History of the United States in the 20th Century onwards.
While normally followed by twelfth grade, some colleges will accept excelling students out of this grade as part of an early college entrance program. In Quebec, grade 11 (sec. 5) is the final year of secondary education, followed by CEGEP.
Its English equivalent is Year 12 or Lower Sixth, the sixth and penultimate year of secondary education. It is, however not compulsory to attend these two years, successful completion of which, will result in awarding of A-Level qualifications. At the end of year 12 half of the A-Level is completed in the candidates chosen subjects by completing 3 of the 6 units needed to make up one "A" Level. Satisfactory completion of these 3 units (either written exams or Coursework depending on subject) will result in the awarding of "half an A-Level" (an AS-Level).