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A*  

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A grade awarded for exceptionally good performance in any subject at General Certificate of Secondary Education. Previously, the highest grade awarded was an A grade. When the introduction of an A* ...
A. S. Neill

A. S. Neill  

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(1883–1973)Alexander Sutherland Neill was an exponent of democratic, pupil‐centred, or ‘free’ schooling, and the founder of Summerhill School. His reaction to his own Calvinist upbringing led him to ...
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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
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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
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Used in education in the sense of ‘potential for performance’. It is unclear, however, how ability might be accurately measured,

ability grouping

ability grouping  

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Grouping pupils together in classes to be taught according to their ability. In the United Kingdom this is not usually the case, as pupils are normally grouped according to age, and within a national ...
ability grouping

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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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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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The German *examination equivalent to the *General Certificate of Education *Advanced Level. It is often held

academic

academic  

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1 An adjective used to describe learning and related activities which are largely of a cognitive nature and involve the acquisition, exploration, or application of knowledge, often of an abstract ...
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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
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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

academic board  

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A committee of staff and managers in a university or college which meets regularly for the purpose of regulating and monitoring the academic affairs of the institution. Staff members are usually ...

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