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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
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Social sciences, Education
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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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2015
Subject:
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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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Subject:
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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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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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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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Social sciences, Education
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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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2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
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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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Subject:
Social sciences, Education
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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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Subject:
Social sciences, Education
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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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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

access arrangements

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Trisha Bowen and Liz Ellis

A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
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152 words

Adjustments which are made which enable students with particular needs to access *tests and *examinations. Such arrangements

Access course

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Chris Hudson

A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
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268 words

Known in full as an ‘Access to Higher Education course’, this is a programme of study specifically designed for adults

accessibility plans

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Trisha Bowen and Liz Ellis

A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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Subject:
Social sciences, Education
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90 words

Since 2003 it has been a requirement that all schools possess an accessibility plan. These must describe how the school

Access to Learning Fund

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
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108 words

Students suffering financial hardship may be eligible to apply to this fund to help them enter or remain in *

accountability

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
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Social sciences, Education
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81 words

Educational institutions, in the persons of their managers and governing bodies, are required to account publicly and, in the case

accreditation

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
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71 words

1. The awarding of credit to an individual student for achievement of, or towards, a qualification. See also accreditation of

accreditation of prior learning

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
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226 words

The process or practice of awarding *credits which can be counted towards a qualification, based on the candidate’s previous

achievement

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
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Social sciences, Education
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78 words

The performance or *attainment of a *student or *pupil. It may be measured in a number

Achievement for All

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
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63 words

An initiative to support the achievement of children with *special educational needs informed by the findings of the Lamb

Action for Employment

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Viv Channing and Karl Aubrey

A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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

Originally formed in 1986, A4e is now an international organization which helps people to return to work as well

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