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Old 08-08-2019, 05:28 PM
 
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Why does high school end at the 11th grade in Quebec and not the 12th as in other provinces?
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Old 08-08-2019, 05:35 PM
 
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Maybe someone else will step in and answer you, but in my case, you've built a question answering trade deficit too high to be allowed to go any further up with me. :P
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:04 PM
 
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Why does high school end at the 11th grade in Quebec and not the 12th as in other provinces?

High school goes to 12th grade in USA too, doesn't it?

Anyway, if memory serves me correctly I believe secondary school (high school) in Quebec has 5 grades like the rest of Canada does, only it goes from grade 7 - 11 instead of from grade 8 - 12 like the other provinces do. That was the Quebec school board's decision to do it that way.

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Old 08-08-2019, 11:10 PM
 
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Theres also 2 years of GEGEP between high school and college.
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Old 08-09-2019, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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To build on what others have said, which has been pretty accurate so far.


The Quebec school system is structured as such:


Elementary


Maternelle (kindergarten) at age 5, followed by grades 1 through 6.


Secondary

Secondary years 1 through 5, referred to in speech as "secondaire un, secondaire deux, secondaire trois, secondaire quatre, secondaire cinq". Typically people in Quebec do not use the "Grade 9, 10, 11, etc." formulation for high school, though there are some exceptions like the anglo minority's school board here in Western Quebec which uses "Secondary 5 (Grade 11)" I suppose due to their proximity with Ontario (lots of their parents come from there).


CEGEP

A Quebec-wide network of junior colleges. You have to pay for these but the cost is minimal at just over 300 dollars per year.


There are two streams here: a pre-university stream that's two years long, and a professional training stream that lasts three years and where you can become an electrician, plumber, mechanic, dental hygienist, daycare provider, nursing assistant, lower level computer programmer, etc.


University

Similar to what you see in the rest of Canada and the U.S.: bachelor's, master's, PhD... Costs between 3000 and 3500 dollars a year.






As for why that is... well different places do things differently. Not everywhere in the world is structured with a US-style K-12 system.
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Old 08-09-2019, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Here's some information on how each provinces offers public education.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Canada
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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One thing I can say is, I completed my schooling through 10th grade in Quebec, and did my 11th and 12th grades in the US. I knew everything that was taught to me in 11th grade (sans American History) and half of 12th grade. Quebec's education system seemed to be significantly more robust and advanced than what was being taught in the US. Perhaps it's also more advanced (per grade level) than the rest of Canada?
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Old 08-12-2019, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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One thing I can say is, I completed my schooling through 10th grade in Quebec, and did my 11th and 12th grades in the US. I knew everything that was taught to me in 11th grade (sans American History) and half of 12th grade. Quebec's education system seemed to be significantly more robust and advanced than what was being taught in the US. Perhaps it's also more advanced (per grade level) than the rest of Canada?
Well if PISA rankings are considered, no.

Of course it depends on subject, but overall the top ranking provinces are BC, Ontario and Alberta.

"British Columbia, Ontario, and Alberta are the top performers among all the provinces, earning “B” grades on the Education and Skills report card."

"Quebec and Nova Scotia both earn “C” grades on their overall Education and Skills report card. While the two provinces perform well on some indicators, weak performance on others pulls down their overall ranking."

https://www.conferenceboard.ca/hcp/p...ookieSupport=1
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Montreal > Quebec > Canada
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However, Quebec students are the best of Canada in mathematics and sciences

Une évaluation de quelque 27 000 élèves canadiens de deuxième secondaire montre que les scores les plus élevés en mathématiques et en sciences au pays ont été obtenus par les élèves du Québec.
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Old 08-12-2019, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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And really, these were the key subjects where knowledge transferred over into a different country. I was well ahead of my peers in math, physics and chemistry, by literally over a year.
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