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comprehensive school

n
1. (Education) chiefly Brit a secondary school for children of all abilities from the same district
2. (Education) Eastern Canadian another name for composite school
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.comprehensive school - a large British or Canadian secondary school for children of all abilities
Gymnasium, lycee, lyceum, middle school, secondary school - a school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12
Translations
مَدْرَسَه شامِلَه
všeobecná střední škola
enheds-udelt
általános középiskola
fjölbrautaskóli
stredná škola so všeobecným vzdelaním
srednja šola
genel öğretim okulu

comprehensive school

n (Brit) → Gesamtschule f

comprehend

(kompriˈhend) verb
1. to understand.
2. to include.
ˌcompreˈhensible adjective
capable of being understood.
ˌcompreˈhension (-ʃən) noun
the act or power of understanding. After reading the passage the teacher asked questions to test the children's comprehension.
ˈcompreˈhensive (-siv) adjective
including many things. The school curriculum is very comprehensive.
ˌcompreˈhensively adverb
ˌcompreˈhensiveness noun
comprehensive school
one that provides education for children of all abilities.
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Comprehensive schools, by their very nature, exist everywhere and cater for everybody, generally in a fairly tight catchment area.
He said research showed there were potential educational benefits to be gained by the amalgamation of Barry Comprehensive and Bryn Hafren comprehensive schools to create a new mixed comprehensive school.
ONE in four state comprehensive schools is failing to provide GCSE students with adequate religious education and the numbers are set to rise, a report has said.
And is it really true that comprehensive schools are worse for social mobility than the selective grammar and secondary modern schools they have largely replaced?
Summary: Pupils attending comprehensive schools are missing out on university places because they took "soft" A-levels, according to a Tory MP.
At their current levels of outputs, themed schools minimize per pupil costs at smaller enrollments than comprehensive schools, but these optimally-sized themed schools also cost more per pupil than optimally-sized comprehensive schools.
By 1963 four other comprehensive schools had opened on Anglesey.
Bright children are being denied the education they deserve by 'one-size-fits-all' comprehensive schools, members of the Professional Association of Teachers (Pat) said.
Comprehensive schools and the Labour Party's "one size fits all" approach has failed to deliver high quality education, the annual conference of the Professional Association of Teachers will be told.
Bright pupils in the North-East may not be reaching their full potential in the classroom by attending comprehensive schools, a report reveals.
HEARING the Labour Party denounce comprehensive schools is a bit like Nazi Germany getting sniffy about concentration camps.
He argued, in fact, that during this period the Gymnasien functioned more as "comprehensive schools" than as institutions devoted primarily to preparing graduates for the universities.

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