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equality of opportunity (iˈkwälitē əv ˌäpərˈt(y)o͞onitē)

when everyone has the same chances

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selective (səˈlektiv)

pupils are chosen, usually for academic reasons, for entry, though, in the case of some private schools, parents' ability to pay school fees may be a factor in selection

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comprehensive (ˌkämpriˈhensiv)

everyone enters without exams and education is free, paid for by the government

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schooling (ˈsko͞oliNG)

education received at school

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elitism (āˈlē-,əˈlēˌtizəm)

when you favour a small, privileged group

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inherent in (-ˈher-,inˈhi(ə)rənt)

existing as a basic part of something

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league tables (lēg ˈtābəls)

lists of schools or colleges, from the best down to the worst, based on exam results and, sometimes, other criteria

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perpetuate (pərˈpeCHo͞oˌāt)

make something continue for ever

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two-tier system

a system with two separate leves, one of which is better than the other

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perceives

sees, considers

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better-off

richer

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well-endowed

receiving a lot of money in grants, gifts from rich people, etc [=endowments]

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depressing (diˈpresiNG)

reducing

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less well-off

poorer

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excel

achieve an excellent standard

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scholarships

money given to pay for studies, usually provided on the basis of academic merit

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bursary (ˈbərsərē)

money givent to pay for studies, usually providedon the basis of need

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tertiary (-SHərē,ˈtərSHēˌerē)

education at university or college level

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students loans

money that students can borrow from a bank while studying and then pay back once they are in work

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undergraduate (ˌəndərˈgrajəwit)

students doing a first degree [postgraduates = students doing a further degree]

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tuition fees (t(y)o͞oˈiSHən fē:z)

money paid to receive teaching