6th Grade in the United States

Sixth grade (called Grade 6 in some regions) is a year of education in the United States and many other nations. The sixth grade is the sixth school year after kindergarten. Students are usually 11 - 12 years old. Traditionally, sixth grade was the final year of elementary school.

In the United States sixth grade is usually the first year of middle school, the last year of elementary school or the 3rd last year of elementary school

    * In mathematics, students usually learn about addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions and decimals. Exponents are also generally introduced, and students learn about the properties of circles and polygons, and the measurement of angles in degrees. Pre-Algebra and Algebra I are taught in some schools, as honors courses.

    * In science, students usually learn about life science, physical science, or earth science. Students are introduced to scientific methodology, taxonomy, and ecology.

    * In English, students usually learn about grammar and the different types of writing (e.g. poetry, narrative, book report, research report).

In Malta 6th grade is equvilent to Form 1 age of 11-12. This is the first year where students have different teachers for each subject but most schools have the same classroom for most of the subjects(such as math, english, italien, french, science, maltese etc). This is the first year of secondry school.