- 1, 2.1, 2.2, 3
- University results: a first is excellent (e.g. summa cum laude - top 5"pass"
- exams at the end of high schools, generally taken by sixth formers
- exams at age 16
- general secondary-school exams: replace 0-levels + CSE
- teacher training course
- a student disco/dance
- cleaner (Cambridge: "scout" at Oxford)
- buttery, canteen
- this one is tricky. If you don't go on to higher education at all, "college"
means University - but "college" can also mean a polytechnic (less prestigious
than a University, although they've now been renamed). Or it can mean a college at
Oxbridge, the most prestigious
- comprehensive school
- a general school for 11-16 year olds (high school)
- can mean a class, but can also mean a course of study (degree course)
- first-year student
- grammar school
- a good, but public (US sense) school for 11-16 year olds (you have to sit an exam to get
- proctor an exam, or supervise a library etc.
- a University faculty member - professor means something else (q.v.): there are also
"readers" at Oxbridge, which is a little higher (?) than a lecturer
- NatSci, CompSci, mathmo ...
- (Camb.) (pron. "natsky", "compsky") natural science student;
computer science ditto; mathematics student
- Oxford and/or Cambridge
- (Oxbr.) A college employee, something more than a custodian: A college employee,
something more than a custodian: responsible for groundskeeping, keeping undergraduates in
line, frightening away tourists, etc. The Porter's Lodge is something like the front
office of the college.
- grad. student
- an exalted title: equiv. to an endowed chair or head of Department
- public school
- a posh private school (Eton, Harlow, etc.)
- exam grades
- to study for exams
- sit (an exam)
- to take an exam
- sixth form
- the last two years of secondary school ("lower sixth/upper sixth"): only for
people going to University: sometimes done at a 6th-form college
- squash (2)
- (Camb.) a student society initial meeting/social
- (Camb.) tutorial, "section"
- to study, a grind
- (derogatory) undergraduate, youngster