British International School

Grade placement

British International School, Uppsala

Age & Grade Placement

Our policy is to place students in their age-appropriate grade level. We also take into consideration a student’s previous school experience. This is done on a case by case basis looking at formal years of schooling rather than ability in subject areas.


Age in AugustUnited States/CanadaSwedenBritish System (BISU)
3Pre-schoolPre-school (Förskola)Foundation StagePre-school
4Pre-school/Junior KindergartenPre-schoolReception
5KindergartenPre-school Key Stage 1Year 1
6Grade 1Pre-school class (Förskoleklass)Year 2
7Grade 2Year 1 (Lågstadiet) Key Stage 2Year 3
8Grade 3Year 2 Year 4
9Grade 4Year 3 Year 5
10Grade 5Year 4 (Mellanstadiet) Year 6
11Grade 6Year 5 Key Stage 3Year 7
12Grade 7Year 6 Year 8
13Grade 8Year 7 (Högstadiet) Year 9
14Grade 9Year 8 Key Stage 4Year 10
15Grade 10Year 9 Year 11
16Grade 11Year 10 (Gymnasium) Key Stage 5Year 12
17Grade 12Year 11 Year 13

Grade Placement

If there are questions about the correct grade-level placement, please contact the Registration Team.