Education

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Vocabulary for IELTS (General) - Lesson 15

Vocabulary for IELTS (General)
academic
academicadjective

related to education, particularly higher education

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assessmentnoun

the process of testing the knowledge of students in order to evaluate their level or progress

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boarding schoolnoun

a school where students live and study during the school year

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certificatenoun

an official document that states one has successfully passed an exam or completed a course of study

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curriculumnoun

the subjects included in a course of study that are taught in a school or an academic institution

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disciplinenoun

a field of study that is taught in a university

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entrance examnoun

an examination based on which students are accepted into a school, etc.

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fee
feenoun

the money that is paid to a professional or an organization for their services

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geologynoun

a field of science that studies the formation of the structure of the Earth and its history

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to gradeverb

to give a score to a student's performance

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grade school
grade schoolnoun

an elementary school attended by children between the ages of 6 and 12

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grad schoolnoun

a department in a university where graduate students can study for a more advanced degree

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grantnoun

an amount of money given by the government or another organization for a specific purpose

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institution
institutionnoun

a large organization that serves a religious, educational, social, or similar function

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junior schoolnoun

a school in Britain for students between ages 7 and 11

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kindergarten
kindergartennoun

a class or school that prepares four-year-old to six-year-old children for elementary school

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modulenoun

a set of units that form a college or university course

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periodnoun

a length of time which is defined by the recurrence of something

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master's degreenoun

a university degree that graduates can get by further studying for one or two years

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Bachelor of Artsnoun

a university degree awarded to someone who has passed a certain number of credits in the arts, humanities, or some other disciplines

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Bachelor of Sciencenoun

a university degree that a student receives in particular subjects, generally after three to five years of study

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PhDnoun

a very high-level university degree given to a person who has conducted advanced research in a specific subject

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philosophynoun

a particular set of beliefs, values, or principles developed in search of the truth about life and the universe

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postgraduatenoun

a graduate student who is studying at a university to get a more advanced degree

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psychology
psychologynoun

a field of science that studies the mind, its functions, and how it affects behavior

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pupil
pupilnoun

someone who is receiving education, particularly a schoolchild

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scholarshipnoun

a sum of money given by an educational institution to someone with great ability in order to financially support their education

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sociologynoun

the scientific study of human society, its nature, structure, and development, as well as social behavior

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thesisnoun

an original piece of writing on a particular subject that a candidate for a university degree presents based on their research

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dissertationnoun

a long piece of writing on a particular subject that a university student presents in order to get an advanced degree

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tuitionnoun

an amount of money that one pays to receive an education, particularly in a university or college

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to enrollverb

to officially register oneself or someone else as a participant in a course, school, etc.

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facultynoun

the staff who teach or conduct research in a university or college

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further educationnoun

a course of study offered after the high school outside the higher education system of the universities

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ICTnoun

the study of how computers and the internet work or data are received or stored as a school subject

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