Introduction

ICS accepts students from Playgroup to Grade 12. Students from Grade 1 are required to complete an entrance test to determine where they are at academically.

For more information on ICS admissions, please call the Admissions Office on:
+234 704 613 4514.

Email address: admissions@icsabuja.education or pfernando@icsabuja.education

Placement Information - Fact Sheet

The chart below is to help parents understand how our grade (class) system works in relation to other educational systems. All children joining the International Community School, from the age of 6, undergo a placement test to assess where their academic abilities lie. In ICS, we take into consideration their age and the results of their assessment. We use the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment method.

Age

(by September)

ICS Grading (USA)

Nigerian System

British System

Notes

2

Playgroup

Playgroup

Nursery

 

3

Preschool

Nursery 1

Nursery

 

4

Pre-kindergarten

Nursery 2

Reception

Start of UK – Key Stage 1

5

Kindergarten

Class 1

Year 1

 

6

Grade 1

Class 2

Year 2

 

7

Grade 2

Class 3

Year 3

Start of UK – Key Stage 2

8

Grade 3

Class 4

Year 4

 

9

Grade 4

Class 5

Year 5

 

10

Grade 5

Class 6

Year 6

Common Entrance Exams taken this year in the Nigerian System

11

Grade 6

JSS 1

Year 7

Middle or Junior High School

Start of UK – Key stage 3

First year of secondary school in Nigerian system

12

Grade 7

JSS 2

Year 8

 

13

Grade 8

JSS 3

Year 9

Cambridge Checkpoint, JSS Exams in the Nigerian system

14

Grade 9

SS 1

Year 10

High School Start of O-Level

Start of UK – Key Stage 4 PSAT

15

  Grade 10

SS 2

Year 11

PSAT, IGCSE

16

  Grade 11

SS 3

Year 12

SAT, AP

UK Start of A-Level

WAEC in the Nigerian system

17

  Grade 12

 

Year 13

SAT, AP

UK second year of A-Level, JAMB in the Nigerian system