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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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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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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 ...
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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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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

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 ...
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 ...
academic monitoring

academic monitoring  

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The process of observing students' academic progress in one or more subject over a period of time. It is used by teachers to compare the performance of a particular student to that of his/her ...
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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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

academy

academy  

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1 A specialist school or college, usually providing training in the arts or in a specific profession; for example, a music academy or a military academy. It may also be applied to a secondary school, ...
accelerated learning

accelerated learning  

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A range of techniques which are claimed to increase the learner's capacity to absorb and retain information by focusing on learning how to learn. Proponents suggest that we use only a small ...
accelerated learning

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Isabella Wallace

A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
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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

access arrangements  

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Adjustments which are made which enable students with particular needs to access tests and exams. Such arrangements must not give students an unfair advantage. Students entitled to access ...
Access course

Access course  

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Known in full as an ‘Access to Higher Education course’, this is a programme of study specifically designed for adults without formal entry qualifications such as Advanced Levels (A levels) seeking ...

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