英國插班生的尷尬年齡 Awkward age of in-year admission

這篇文章是針對將會移民到英國的14至19歲香港學生。由於英國和香港的考試制度不同,這些插班年齡是最尷尬。對於公立學校而言,英國的免費教育是至到19歲,這表示學生最多只能留級一年。


This post is aimed at those 14 to 19 years old HK students who will immigrate to the UK. Those ages are the most awkward due to different exam systems in the UK and HK. For state schools, the UK free education is until age 19, this means students can only repeat one year.




通常,學生會在 Year 10(14/15歲)開始他們的GCSE課程,並在 Year 11(15/16歲)完成,有些學校可能會在 Year 9 開始。然後,學生會他們的 GCSE 成績申請 Year 12 的學位,無論是同一間學校或是另一間學校。


公立學校通常不會接受 Year 11(15/16歲)的新生,除非他們同意從 Year 10 開始。


Normally, students would start their GCSE courses in Year 10 (age 14/15) and finishes in Year 11(age 15/16), some schools might start earlier in Year 9. Then students will apply for a place at Sixth Form (Year 12) with their GCSE grades, either with same school or a different one.


State schools will not generally admit new students at Year 11 (age 15/16) half way unless they agree to repeat a year.



我們將會討論每級並提供一些建議作為參考。

We will discuss each year group and provide some suggestions for reference.



現在香港 Form 2 (age 13/14)


目前在香港中二(13-14歲)的學生將會在2021年9月入讀英國的 Year 10 (14-15歲)。

Students who are currently in Hong Kong Form 2 ( age 13 – 14 ) will enrol into Year 10 ( age 14 – 15 ) in the UK September 2021.


建議 Suggestions:


公立和私立學校

State and Independent School

  • 繼續插班入讀 Year 10

  • 插班入讀 Year 9 (留級一年)

  • In-year admission into Year 10

  • In-year admission into Year 9


真實案例 Real life case:


公立學校

State School

  • 一名14歲學生於2020年9月與家人一起來到英國

  • 她應該從香港中二升至中三 = 英國入讀 Year 10,

  • 但是,申請插班入讀 Year 9 ( 留級一年 )

  • 等待2-3個月後才被取錄入讀 Year 9(等待時間的長短取決於你區域或學校)


  • a 14 years old student came to the UK in September 2020 with her family

  • she's supposed to move up from H.K. Form 2 to Form 3 = Year 10,

  • but applied in-year admission for Year 9

  • accepted into Year 9 after 2 to 3 months of waiting (the waiting time will depends on your council or your school)


請向你心儀學校查詢,因為每間學校收生準則也不同。

Please check with your local school as each school has their own in-year admission criteria.




現在香港 Form 3 ( age 14/15 )


目前在香港中三(14-15歲)的學生將會在2021年9月入讀英國的 Year 11 (15-16歲)。

Students who are currently in Hong Kong Form 3 ( age 14 – 15 ) will enrol into Year 11 ( age 15 – 16 ) in the UK September 2021.


建議 Suggestions:


公立學校

State School

  • 插班入讀 Year 10 (留級一年)

  • 在香港考 iGCSE,然後在2022年9月入讀 Year 12

  • In-year admission into Year 10

  • Take iGCSE in Hong Kong and then enrol into Sixth Form (Year 12) in Sept 2022


私立學校

Independent School

  • 插班入讀 Year 10 (留級一年)

  • 繼續插班入讀 Year 11,一些私校會為學生提供一年制 GCSE 或 iGCSE精讀課程

  • In-year admission into Year 10

  • In-year admission into Year 11, some independent schools offers a 1 year intensive GCSE or iGCSE course


請向你心儀學校查詢,因為每間學校收生準則也不同。

Please check with your local school as each school has their own in-year admission criteria.




現在香港 Form 4 ( age 15/16 )


目前在香港中四(15-16歲)的學生將會在2021年9月入讀英國的 Year 12(16-17歲)。

Students who are currently in Hong Kong Form 4 ( age 15 – 16 ) will enrol into Year 12 ( age 16 – 17 ) in the UK September 2021.


建議 Suggestions:


私立學校

Independent School

  • 插班入讀 Year 11,一些私校會為學生提供一年制 GCSE 或 iGCSE精讀課程

  • In-year admission into Year 11, some independent schools offers a 1 year intensive GCSE or iGCSE course


公立學校

State School

  • 在香港考 iGCSE,然後在2021或2022年9月入讀 Year 12

  • 在英國自修生形式,在當地學校報考 GCSE 並支付考試費用(不同的考試局會有不同的標準,請查看考試局的網站以獲取更多詳細信息)

  • Take iGCSE in Hong Kong and then enrol into Sixth Form (Year 12) in Sept 2021/2022

  • Self-study GCSE in the UK and apply as a private candidate at your local school and pay for the exam fee (Different exam boards have different criteria, so check the exam boards website for more details)


其他選擇 Other options

  • 完成香港DSE,然後來英國入讀大學預科課程 (foundation) 或大學一年級

  • 一些大學預科課程 (Foundation Programmes) 也接受中五香港學生

  • 在香港考 IB,然後到英國讀大學一年級

  • Finish HK DSE and then come to UK for University Year One or Foundation Year

  • Some University Foundation Programmes also accept Form 5 HK students

  • Take IB or A-level in HK and then come to UK for University Year One


請與你的心儀大學和主科核實有什麼入讀要求和你所需的英語資格。一些大學會要求DSE學生在國際英語語言測試系統(IELTS)上取得一定的分數。

Please check with your uni and subject to see what requirements and what English qualifications you need. Some uni will require DSE students to score a certain grade for International English Language Testing System (IELTS).


大學英語要求 University English Requirements

以作參考 For reference:

https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/apply/english-language-requirements


請向你心儀學校或大學查詢,因為每間學校或大學收生準則也不同。

Please check with your local school as each school has their own in-year admission criteria.




現在香港 Form 5 ( age 16/17 )


目前在香港中五(16-17歲)的學生將會在2021年9月入讀英國的 Year 13(17-18歲)。

Students who are currently in Hong Kong Form 5 ( age 16 – 17 ) will be attending Year 13 ( age 17 – 18 ) in the UK September 2021.


建議 Suggestions:


公立學校

State School

  • 現在香港考 iGCSE,然後在2021年9月入讀 Year 12

  • Take iGCSE in Hong Kong now and then start Sixth Form Year 12 in Sept 2021


Further Education College 學院

  • 在英國當地的 College 報讀職業課程 (免費)

  • Apply for vocational courses at your UK local college (free)


私立學校

Independent School

  • 插班入讀 Year 12,一些私校會為學生提供一年制 GCSE 或 iGCSE 精讀課程和一年 A-Level 精讀課程

  • In-year admission into Year 12, some independent schools offers a 1 year intensive GCSE or iGCSE course and a 1 year intensive A-Level course.


其他選擇 Other options

  • 完成香港DSE,然後來英國入讀大學一年級或 預科課程 (foundation)

  • 在香港考 IB 或 A-level,然後到英國讀大學一年級

  • Finish HK DSE and then come to UK for University Year One or Foundation Year

  • Take IB in HK and then come to UK for University Year One


請與你的心儀大學和主科核實有什麼入讀要求和你所需的英語資格。一些大學會要求DSE學生在國際英語語言測試系統(IELTS)上取得一定的分數。

Please check with your uni and subject to see what requirements and what English qualifications you need. Some uni will require DSE students to score a certain grade for International English Language Testing System (IELTS).


大學英語要求 University English Requirements

以作參考 For reference:

https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/apply/english-language-requirements


請向你心儀學校或大學查詢,因為每間學校或大學收生準則也不同。

Please check with your local school as each school has their own in-year admission criteria.




現在香港Form 6 ( age 17 – 18 )


目前在香港中六(17-18歲)的學生將會在2021年9月入讀英國的大學第一年或預科(18-19歲)。

Students who are currently in Hong Kong Form 6 ( age 17 – 18 ) will be attending University Year One or Foundation Year ( age 18 – 19 ) in the UK September 2021.


建議 Suggestions:


Further Education College 學院

  • 在英國當地的 College 報讀職業課程 (免費)

  • Apply for vocational courses at your UK local college (free)


其他選擇

Other options

  • 完成香港DSE,然後來英國入讀大學一年級或預科課程 (foundation)

  • 在香港考 IB 或 A-level,然後到英國讀大學一年級

  • Finish HK DSE and then come to UK for University Year One or Foundation Year

  • Take IB or A-level in HK and then come to UK for University Year One


請與你的心儀大學和主科核實有什麼入讀要求和你所需的英語資格。一些大學會要求DSE學生在國際英語語言測試系統(IELTS)上取得一定的分數。

Please check with your uni and subject to see what requirements and what English qualifications you need. Some uni will require DSE students to score a certain grade for International English Language Testing System (IELTS).


大學英語要求 University English Requirements

以作參考 For reference:

https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/apply/english-language-requirements


請向你心儀大學查詢,因為每間大學收生準則也不同。

Please check with your University as each school has their own in-year admission criteria.




現在香港大學一年級 ( age 18 – 19 )


目前在香港大學第一年級(18-19歲)的學生

Hong Kong students who are currently in University Year 1 ( age 18 – 19 )


建議 Suggestions:

  • 轉到英國大學

  • Transfer to a UK University


請向你心儀大學查詢,因為每間大學收生準則也不同。

Please check with your University as each uni has their own admission criteria.