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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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