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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
113 words

A *grade originally awarded for exceptionally good performance in any subject at *General Certificate of Secondary Education.

ability

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
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126 words

Used in education in the sense of ‘potential for performance’. It is unclear, however, how ability might be accurately measured,

ability grouping

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
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124 words

Grouping pupils together in classes to be taught according to their *ability. In the United Kingdom this is

Abitur

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
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The German *examination equivalent to the *General Certificate of Education *Advanced Level. It is often held

academic

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
148 words

1. An adjective used to describe learning and related activities which are largely of a *cognitive nature and involve

academic board

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
49 words

A committee of staff and managers in a *university or *college which meets regularly for the purpose of

academic monitoring

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Isabella Wallace

A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
186 words

The process of observing students’ academic progress in one or more subject over a period of time. It is used

academic rigour

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
108 words

The strict and consistent application of high academic standards. It is a term often used to point up the contrast

academy

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
715 words

1. A publicly funded independent school, set up as a trust and supported by a sponsor such as a business,

accelerated learning

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Isabella Wallace

A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
100 words

A range of techniques which are claimed to increase the learner’s capacity to absorb and retain information by focusing on

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