Seeing as I am having trouble co-relating the Australian education system and the one used in Braceface, I figured I should post my notes here and see if anyone can clear up the confusion.
This is how our school system is organized:
|Kindergarten||Children around 5 years or younger|
|Primary School, Up to Grade 6||Age 12 in Grade 6|
|High School, Grades 7 to 10||13 in grade 7, 16 in grade 10|
|College, Grades 11 to 12||17-18|
Which is why I'm confused as to how Sharon at the age of 14 can be counted in grade 9.
If she was in Australia, to be in grade 9 at 14 would mean she'd been skipped directly from grade 7 to grade 9 without doing grade 8 inbetween.