11th Grade

Eleventh grade is the eleventh, and for some countries final, grade of secondary schools. Students are from 15 to 17 years of age, depending on the country.

In the United States, many students take the SAT Reasoning Test and/or ACT in the second half of their 11th-grade year. Typically during this year, students interested in attending higher education facilities tend to search at around the second part of that year.

In the United States, a student at this grade may also be referred as a junior .

Mathematics students usually take algebra II, but classes like trigonometry or pre-calculus are sometimes offered for students who wish to take Advanced Placement math classes their senior year. Depending on the location there may be a combination of any of the listed subjects. They may also take easier courses such as algebra I and geometry if they do not have the required prerequisites for the more advanced courses that are listed above.

In English class, a college-preparatory curriculum would also include American literature. Often, English literature (also referred to as British literature) is taught in the junior year of high school.

In a social studies curriculum, eleventh graders in the United States are usually taught US history or the world from the 1870s to the 21st Century. They may also learn more advanced world culture and geography knowledge along with some more advanced social studies such as psychology and government.

Many eleventh graders in the United States opt to take a foreign language, even though it is not required in many secondary curricula.

While normally followed by twelfth grade, some colleges will accept excelling students out of this grade as part of an early college entrance program.

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