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Abitur

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The German examination equivalent to the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level. It is often held up by educators in the United Kingdom as a model to be emulated as it offers the academic ...
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 ...
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 ...
accredited prior learning

accredited prior learning  

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(APL)Credit given for previously gained skills or knowledge.
Advanced Level

Advanced Level  

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(A level)The generic term applied to the General Certificate of Education advanced level examinations taken by some students in Years 12 and 13 of their schooling, and by others, including adult ...
assessment

assessment  

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A formal process of evaluation of a process or system, preferably quantitative but sometimes necessarily qualitative. Examples include clinical assessment and assessment of the efficacy of preventive ...
assessment outcome

assessment outcome  

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The result of an assessment, whether by assignment, essay, test, examination, or some other means, which is designed to ascertain a learner's current level of knowledge, ability, or achievement. The ...
assessment plan

assessment plan  

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A scheme, grid, or other format which sets out clearly how and where each learning objective is covered by the tasks or questions in a test, examination, assignment, or other means of assessment, and ...
assignment

assignment  

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A task, usually written, which can be used for the dual purposes of learning and assessment, and is in the first instance internally assessed. Usually involving some degree of research or preparatory ...
baccalauréat

baccalauréat  

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The national school‐leaving qualification in France, which occupies roughly the same status in the French education system as the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level occupies in the ...
British Baccalaureate

British Baccalaureate  

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Debate about the desirability of a coherent examination system for post‐16 pupils which placed value on vocational or applied skills and knowledge as well as on academic achievement has its origins ...
certification

certification  

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1 A formal demonstration that a system or component complies with its specified requirements and is acceptable for operational use.2 A written guarantee to this effect.See also conformance testing.
Common Entrance Examination

Common Entrance Examination  

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An examination for pupils applying to enter an independent school between the ages of 11 and 13. Not all independent schools apply this as an entry condition, some preferring to set their own entry ...
compensation

compensation  

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The process whereby a candidate's poor performance in one aspect of an examination or other assessment procedure may be made up for by their high level of performance in one or more aspects. This is ...
continuous assessment

continuous assessment  

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Assessment of student's work which takes place throughout the duration of their course, usually through assignments or other coursework. It involves no terminal examination, and is sometimes accused ...
coursework

coursework  

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Assessed work which is completed by the student during the process of their course of study. It is usually the case that the assessment outcomes for their coursework will count towards the student's ...
crammer

crammer  

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The colloquial term for a private college which prepares students aged 16+ for public examinations and other entry qualifications though short courses, often in school holidays. Such colleges are so ...
credit

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1 Recognition of achievement. In further and higher education, a student may accumulate credit, for example in the form of a number of modules successfully completed, each of which carry a number of ...
Eleven Plus

Eleven Plus  

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A test or examination once commonly taken by pupils at the age of 11 to determine their progression route into secondary education. Administered by local authorities, the Eleven Plus could take the ...
examination terminology

examination terminology  

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Traditionally termed ‘rubric’, examination terminology refers to the instructions to candidates found in examination papers. An ability to understand and comply with these instructions is obviously ...

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