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Moving with 16 year old

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Hi.

By the time we move over to Perth my eldest will have finished her GCSEs and left school, I know they're a year behind over there, has anyone here experienced the same situation, will she need to stay and study like her peers and do it all again over there? 

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Technically, it's not behind and she wouldn't be doing it again - years 11 and 12 are the equivalent of going to college and doing your A levels.  The legal leaving age in Aus is 17, If she is still of school age, there may be an expectation of her to still be in education unless she has a job. you can leave school in year 10 if you have a job/going to TAFE.   Graduating year 12 and getting the WACE certificate is important to a lot of students - it the culmination of years 11 and 12 and is a nationally recognised certificate.  During years 11 and 12, some student study ATAR stream subjects - this will give them a score at the end of year 12 which can get them into Uni.  

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On 03/02/2020 at 12:35, ali said:

Technically, it's not behind and she wouldn't be doing it again - years 11 and 12 are the equivalent of going to college and doing your A levels.  The legal leaving age in Aus is 17, If she is still of school age, there may be an expectation of her to still be in education unless she has a job. you can leave school in year 10 if you have a job/going to TAFE.   Graduating year 12 and getting the WACE certificate is important to a lot of students - it the culmination of years 11 and 12 and is a nationally recognised certificate.  During years 11 and 12, some student study ATAR stream subjects - this will give them a score at the end of year 12 which can get them into Uni.  

Thank you for the information. She wants to stay on and do year 12/13 equivalent. So she can go on to study to become a midwife. So looking at getting as much information as possible.

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14 hours ago, laura1o said:

Thank you for the information. She wants to stay on and do year 12/13 equivalent. So she can go on to study to become a midwife. So looking at getting as much information as possible.

Do you mean she wants to stay in the UK?  A level can convert to get Uni entry in Aus, it will depend what visa you're on as to how much you would pay.  A temporary visa would mean international fees, A PR visa would be domestic fees which are payable at the start of each semester (only citizens are eligible for student loans).

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