Synonyms of 'Education terms'
A bursary (New Zealand)the higher of two bursaries available for students entering university, polytechnic, etc academicaccredit (New Zealand)accumulationthe taking of a first and an advanced university degree simultaneously Advanced level or A level (British)a public examination in a subject taken for the General Certificate of Education (GCE), usually at the age of 17–18 adviser or advisor (British)a person responsible for advising students on academic matters, career guidance, etc advisory teacher (British)a teacher who visits schools to advise teachers on curriculum developments within a particular subject area aegrotat (British)(in British and certain other universities, and, sometimes, schools) a certificate allowing a candidate to pass an examination although he has missed all or part of it through illness alumnus or alumna mainly US, Canadian)a graduate of a school, college, etc assignmentthe transfer to another of a right, interest, or title to property, esp personal property assistant (US, Canadian)associate (US, Canadian)baccalaureatethe university degree of Bachelor or Arts, Bachelor of Science, etc banding (British)battels (British)B bursary (New Zealand)bedder (British)binaryboarder (British)a pupil who lives at school during term time boarding house (Australian)bubs grade (Australian, New Zealand, slang)the first grade of schooling; nursery school bursara student holding a bursary bursarialbursary or bursarship (Scottish, New Zealand)a scholarship or grant awarded esp in Scottish and New Zealand schools, universities etc campuscampus universitycatalogue (US, Canadian)catchment (British)Certificate of Pre-vocational Education or CPVE (British)Certificate of Proficiency or COP (New Zealand)chancellor (British, US, Canadian)chapterhouse (US)the building attached to a cathedral, collegiate church, or religious house in which the chapter meets classa meeting of a group of students for tuition classmatea friend or contemporary of the same class in a school, college, etc classrooma room in which classes are conducted, esp in a school or college co-ed (US)a school or college providing coeducation coeducationcollegialcollegiancollegiatecomedown (British)commencement (US, Canadian)a ceremony for the conferment of academic degrees commoner (British)Common Entrance (British)(in Britain) an entrance examination for a public school, usually taken at the age of 13 conductive educationan educational system, developed in Hungary by András Petö, in which teachers (conductors) teach children and adults with motor disorders to function independently, by guiding them to attain their own goals in their own way congregation mainly British)an assembly of senior members of a university continuous assessmentthe assessment of a pupil's progress throughout a course of study rather than exclusively by examination at the end of it convocation(in some British universities) a legislative assembly composed mainly of graduates core subjects (British)three foundation subjects (English, mathematics, and science) that are compulsory throughout each key stage in the National Curriculum courseworkwritten or oral work completed by a student within a given period, which is assessed as an integral part of an educational course crammera person or school that prepares pupils for an examination, esp pupils who have already failed that examination credita section of an examination syllabus satisfactorily completed, as in higher and professional education crib (British)a house or residence cross-curricular (British)Cuisenaire rod(trademark)one of a set of rods of various colours and lengths representing different numbers, used to teach arithmetic to young children curricularcurriculuma course of study in one subject at a school or college deanthe chief administrative official of a college or university faculty deanerythe office or residence of dean degreea stage in a scale of relative amount or intensity delegacya department or institute of a university departmentdetentiondissertationa written thesis, often based on original research, usually required for a higher degree docent (US)(in the US) a lecturer in some colleges or universities dominie (Scottish)a minister or clergyman: also used as a term of address don (British)donnishdropouta student who fails to complete a school or college course duncedunce capdux(in Scottish and certain other schools) the top pupil in a class or school educateeducationeducationaleleven-plus (obsolete)(esp formerly) an examination, taken by children aged 11 or 12, that determines the type of secondary education a child will be given emeritusentrythe people admitted at one time to a school, college, or course of study, etc, considered collectively; intake essaya short literary composition dealing with a subject analytically or speculatively examination or examwritten exercises, oral questions, or practical tasks, set to test a candidate's knowledge and skill exercisea set of movements, questions, tasks, etc, designed to train, improve, or test one's ability in a particular field exhibition (British, Australian)exhibitioner (British)a student who has been awarded an exhibition expelextensiona service by which some of the facilities of an educational establishment, library, etc, are offered to outsiders externala student taking an extramural subject extracurricularextramuralfacultya department within a university or college devoted to a particular branch of knowledge faila failure to attain the required standard, as in an examination family grouping or vertical groupinga system, used usually in the infant school, of grouping children of various ages together, esp for project work federala supporter of federal union or federation fellowa companion; comrade; associate fellowshipthe state or relationship of being a fellow feruleflunk mainly US, Canadian, New Zealand, informal)a low grade below the pass standard fresher or freshmana first-year student at college or university full professor (US, Canadian)a university teacher of the highest academic rank further education (British)(in Britain) formal education beyond school other than at a university or polytechnic gaudy (British)General Certificate of Education or GCE (British)General Certificate of Secondary Education or GCSE (British)gowna loose wide garment indicating status, such as worn by academics grade (US, Canadian)a position or degree in a scale, as of quality, rank, size, or progression graded post (British)graduand mainly British)a person who is about to graduate graduate (British, US, Canadian)a person who has been awarded a first degree from a university or college graduationthe ceremony at which school or college degrees and diplomas are conferred granta sum of money provided by a government, local authority, or public fund to finance educational study, overseas aid, building repairs, etc grant-in-aida grant provided by the central government or local education authority to ensure consistent standards in buildings and other facilities grant-maintainedGreat Public Schools or GPS (Australian)Greats (British)the final examinations at the end of this course gymnasium(in various European countries) a secondary school that prepares pupils for university halla room serving as an entry area within a house or building hall of residenceheadmaster or headmistressa male principal of a school headmastership or headmistress-shipheadship (British)higher (Scottish)the advanced level of the Scottish Certificate of Education high schoola secondary school from grade 7 to grade 12 Hilary termthe spring term at Oxford University, the Inns of Court, and some other educational establishments homeworkhonours or (U.S.) honors(in a university degree or degree course) a rank of the highest academic standard hooda hoodlike garment worn over an academic gown, indicating its wearer's degree and university hooky or hookey mainly US, Canadian, New Zealand, informal)housethe people present in a house, esp its usual occupants housefatherhousemastera teacher, esp in a boarding school, responsible for the pupils in his house housemothera woman who has charge of a group living together, as in a dormitory or sorority house, and serves as chaperon and, often, housekeeper imposition (British)(in Britain) a task set as a school punishment incept (British)infant (British)a young schoolchild, usually under the age of seven in residenceinstructor (US, Canadian)a university teacher ranking below assistant professor internaldenoting assessment by examiners who are employed at the candidate's place of study interscholasticintramural mainly US, Canadian)invigilate (British)invigilator (British)janitor (Scottish)a person employed to clean and maintain a building, esp the public areas in a block of flats or office building; porter jig (Australian, slang)juniorjunior common roomkey stage (British)(in England and Wales) any one of four broad age-group divisions (5–7; 7–11; 11–14; 14–16) to which each level of the National Curriculum applies lecturea discourse on a particular subject given or read to an audience lecturera teacher in higher education without professorial status level of attainment (British)liaison officer (New Zealand)linesliterae humaniores (British)(at Oxford University) the faculty concerned with Greek and Latin literature, ancient history, and philosophy; classics LMS or local management of schools (British)local examinations(in the UK) any of various examinations, such as the GCE, set by university boards and conducted in local centres, schools, etc lowerclassman (US)a freshman or sophomore lower schoolthe younger pupils in a secondary school, usually those in the first three or four year groups lycée(French)manciplemarkingmasterthe principal of some colleges matriculatematriculation or matric(in Britain, except Scotland) a former school examination, which was replaced by the General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level), now superseded by the General Certificate of Secondary Education mature studenta student at a college or university who has passed the usual age for formal education Michaelmas termthe autumn term at Oxford and Cambridge Universities, the Inns of Court, and some other educational establishments middle common room(in certain universities and colleges) a common room for the use of postgraduate students midtermthe middle of a term in a school, university, etc mistressmitch or mich (dialect)mocks (informal)(in England and Wales) the school examinations taken as practice before public examinations moderator (British, New Zealand)an examiner at Oxford or Cambridge Universities in first public examinations muck-up day (Australian, slang)the last day of school before the annual examinations, marked by practical jokes and other student pranks National Curriculum (British)(in England and Wales) the curriculum of subjects taught in state schools progressively from 1989. There are ten foundation subjects: English, maths, and science (the core subjects); art, design and technology, geography, history, music, physical education, and a foreign language. Pupils are assessed according to specified attainment targets throughout each of four key stages. Schools must also provide religious education and , since 1999, lessons in citizenship Nuffield teaching project (British)open learninga system of further education on a flexible part-time basis Ordinary grade or O grade (Scottish)the basic level of the Scottish Certificate of Education, now replaced by Standard Grade Ordinary level or O level (British)the basic level of the General Certificate of Education, now replaced by GCSE Ordinary National Certificate or ONC (British)a further education qualification in the United Kingdom, equivalent to two A Levels pandy mainly Scottish, Irish)parent teacher association or PTAparietal (US)passthe passing of a college or university examination to a satisfactory standard but not as high as honours pedant (archaic)a person who relies too much on academic learning or who is concerned chiefly with insignificant detail pipe (US, slang)porterpostgraduatea student who has obtained a degree from a university, etc, and is pursuing studies for a more advanced qualification prefect (British)a schoolchild appointed to a position of limited power over his fellows prelims (Scottish)the first public examinations taken for the bachelor's degree in some universities prepositor (British, rare)a prefect in any of certain public schools primers (New Zealand, informal)the youngest class in a primary school principal(in Britain) a civil servant of an executive grade who is in charge of a section Privatdocent(esp in German-speaking countries) a university lecturer who formerly received fees from his students rather than a university salary proctor (US)(in a college or university) a supervisor or monitor who invigilates examinations, enforces discipline, etc professorthe principal lecturer or teacher in a field of learning at a university or college; a holder of a university chair professoriatea group of professors prospectusa formal statement giving details of a forthcoming event, such as the publication of a book or an issue of shares provostthe head of certain university colleges or schools punishment exercisereader mainly British)at a university, a member of staff having a position between that of a senior lecturer and a professor readership mainly British)all the readers collectively of a particular publication or author reception (British)the first class in an infant school recess (US, Canadian)a space, such as a niche or alcove, set back or indented record of achievement (British)a statement of the personal and educational development of each pupil recreationrector mainly British)a cleric in charge of a college, religious house, or congregation redbrick (British)refresher coursea short educational course for people to review their subject and developments in it regent(formerly) a senior teacher or administrator in any of certain universities registrar an administrative official responsible for student records, enrolment procedure, etc, in a school, college, or universityRegius professor (British)remedialremove (British)(in certain schools) a class or form, esp one for children of about 14 years, designed to introduce them to the greater responsibilities of a more senior position in the school report (British)a statement on the progress, academic achievement, etc, of each child in a school, written by teachers and sent to the parents or guardian annually or each term resitan examination taken again by a person who has not been successful in a previous attempt rusticate (British)sabbaticalsandwich courseSCE or Scottish Certificate of Educationscholastica student or pupil School Certificate (British, New Zealand, old-fashioned)(in England and Wales between 1917 and 1951 and currently in New Zealand) a certificate awarded to school pupils who pass a public examination: the equivalent of GCSE schoolleaverschoolmanschoolmastera man who teaches in or runs a school schoolmistressschoolteachersecond (British)an honours degree of the second class, usually further divided into an upper and lower designation self-educatedsemester mainly US, Canadian)(in some universities) either of two divisions of the academic year, ranging from 15 to 18 weeks seminara small group of students meeting regularly under the guidance of a tutor, professor, etc, to exchange information, discuss theories, etc senatesend downseniora fellow of senior rank in an English university senior common room(in British universities, colleges, etc) a common room for the use of academic staff sessionthe time during which classes are held setthe scenery and other props used in and identifying the location of a stage or television production, film, etc shell (British)a small-arms cartridge comprising a hollow casing inside which is the primer, charge, and bullet sixth form (British)(in England and Wales) the most senior class in a secondary school to which pupils, usually above the legal leaving age, may proceed to take A levels, retake GCSEs, etc sixth-form college (British)(in England and Wales) a college offering A-level and other courses to pupils over sixteen from local schools, esp from those that do not have sixth forms sizar (British)(at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate receiving a maintenance grant from the college sophomore mainly US, Canadian)a second-year student at a secondary (high) school or college sorority mainly US)speech day (British)sports day (British)stagea university subject studied for one academic year Standard Grade (Scottish)(formerly, in Scotland) a type of examination designed to test skills and the application of knowledge, replaced O grade standard assessment tasks or SATS (British)statement (British)an account prepared by a bank for each of its clients, usually at regular intervals, to show all credits and debits since the last account and the balance at the end of the period stream (British)something that resembles a stream in moving continuously in a line or particular direction student teachersubjecta melodic or thematic phrase used as the principal motif of a fugue, the basis from which the musical material is derived in a sonata-form movement, or the recurrent figure in a rondo subprincipala vice-principal in a college, etc summa cum laudesummative assessment (British)general assessment of a pupil's achievements over a range of subjects by means of a combined appraisal of formative assessments supervisor(in some British universities) a tutor supervising the work, esp research work, of a student teach-inan informal conference, esp on a topical subject, usually held at a university or college and involving a panel of visiting speakers, lecturers, students, etc termany of the divisions of the academic year during which a school, college, etc, is in session tertiary bursary (British)a noncompetitive award granted to all pupils who have passed a university entrance examination testa method, practice, or examination designed to test a person or thing thesisa dissertation resulting from original research, esp when submitted by a candidate for a degree or diploma transcript mainly US, Canadian)transfertrimester mainly US, Canadian)(in some US and Canadian universities or schools) any of the three academic sessions Trinity termthe summer term at the Inns of Court and some educational establishments truanttuitiontuteetutortutoriala period of intensive tuition given by a tutor to an individual student or to a small group of students tutorial systema system, mainly in universities, in which students receive guidance in academic or personal matters from tutors uniona device for coupling or linking parts, such as pipes university entrance (examination) or UE (New Zealand)undergraduatea person studying in a university for a first degree unstreamed (British)upper schoolthe senior pupils in a secondary school, usually those in the fourth and fifth years and above vice chancellor (British)(in the US) a judge in courts of equity subordinate to the chancellor visiting professora professor invited to teach in a college or university other than his own, often in another country, for a certain period, such as a term or year wag (slang)warden (British)the principal or president of any of various universities or colleges wrangler (British)(at Cambridge University) a candidate who has obtained first-class honours in Part II of the mathematics tripos. The wrangler with the highest marks is called the senior wrangler yeara group of pupils or students, who are taught or study together, divided into classes at school ▷ See education
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