2º Ciclo do Ensino Básico

English translation: Middle school

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Portuguese term or phrase:2º Ciclo do Ensino Básico
English translation:Middle school
Entered by: Lia Oliveira

22:32 Feb 25, 2013
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Portuguese term or phrase: 2º Ciclo do Ensino Básico
Portuguese School System!
What's the equivalent to Britian?
We're talking here about 5th and 6th graders
Lia Oliveira
Portugal
Local time: 12:03
Middle school
Explanation:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_school#Portugal

In Portugal, the middle school is known as 2nd and 3rd cycles of basic education (2º e 3º ciclos do ensino básico). It comprises the 5th till 9th year of compulsory education, for children between ten and fifteen years old. After the education reform of 1986, the former preparatory school (escola preparatória) or liceu, became part of basic education (educação básica).

Basic education now includes:

1st cycle (1º ciclo) - former primary education
1st year (6–7 years old)
2nd year (7–8 years old)
3rd year (8–9 years old)
4th year (9–10 years old)
2nd cycle (2º ciclo) - former preparatory education
5th year (10–11 years old)
6th year (11–12 years old)
3rd cycle (3º ciclo) - former preparatory education (continuation)
7th year (12–13 years old)
8th year (13–14 years old)
9th year (14–15 years old)
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Gilmar Fernandes
United States
Local time: 07:03
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Middle school


Explanation:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_school#Portugal

In Portugal, the middle school is known as 2nd and 3rd cycles of basic education (2º e 3º ciclos do ensino básico). It comprises the 5th till 9th year of compulsory education, for children between ten and fifteen years old. After the education reform of 1986, the former preparatory school (escola preparatória) or liceu, became part of basic education (educação básica).

Basic education now includes:

1st cycle (1º ciclo) - former primary education
1st year (6–7 years old)
2nd year (7–8 years old)
3rd year (8–9 years old)
4th year (9–10 years old)
2nd cycle (2º ciclo) - former preparatory education
5th year (10–11 years old)
6th year (11–12 years old)
3rd cycle (3º ciclo) - former preparatory education (continuation)
7th year (12–13 years old)
8th year (13–14 years old)
9th year (14–15 years old)


Gilmar Fernandes
United States
Local time: 07:03
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Grading comment
Thanks!
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Asker: Thanks Gilmar!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  connie leite
6 mins
  -> Thanks Connie :)

agree  Paulinho Fonseca
41 mins
  -> Thanks Paulinho :)

agree  Teresa Borges
8 hrs
  -> Obrigado, Teresa :)

agree  oxygen4u: :)
11 hrs
  -> Obrigado, oxygen4u :)

agree  Filipa Plant dos Santos: I think this is fine - but it might be worth adding "(years 5 & 6)" after the words "Middle School" just to make things a bit clearer.
18 hrs
  -> Yes, good suggestion as well.
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