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    I'm in American school, and I just finished 8th grade. So far, besides the English, history, Arabic, and some basic German, the most advanced math class I've taken is Algebra I, and I've done the usual elementary school science along with Advanced Earth, Life, and Physical Science (basically geology, meteorology, astronomy, biology, chemistry and physics) in middle school. Originally, I was planning to continue with the American curriculum and take Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry, then AP Math (probably AP calculus) for math, and Honors/Comprehensive Physics, Honors and AP Biology, Honors and AP Chemistry, and AP Psychology.
    However, because of my college plans, I'm considering switching over to the British system. If I did, I would probably go to Year 10 (because American grade 8 is roughly equivalent to British Year 9). Would Years 10, 11, 12, and 13 be good enough to take equivalents of all the math and science subjects I was originally planning to take?

    I have American relatives and from what I have seen, yes. The only thing that might be an issue in some schools would be where your birthday occurs.
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    (Original post by nerak99)
    I have American relatives and from what I have seen, yes. The only thing that might be an issue in some schools would be where your birthday occurs.
    I see...I am actually a year ahead (because I live in Dubai, and here kids used to start school a year earlier than kids in the US and UK) so if I switched now I would be starting Year 10 at 13. That won't be a problem enrollment-wise, because I'm going to homeschool anyway, but will it be a problem if I go to college at 17?

    Shouldn't be a problem. Plenty of people do go to University or college at 17.
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