secondary modern

n
a type of secondary school (= for children aged 11-16) in England until the 1970s, providing a general education with an emphasis on practical or technical skills for children who did not go to a grammar school.

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  • secondary modern — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms secondary modern : singular secondary modern plural secondary moderns a type of school that existed in Britain until the 1970s, for children who did not pass the examination for grammar schools …   English dictionary

  • secondary modern — secondary moderns N COUNT Secondary moderns were schools which existed until recently in Britain for children aged between about eleven and sixteen, where more attention was paid to practical skills and less to academic study than in a grammar… …   English dictionary

  • secondary modern — noun In the UK from 1944 to 1970s, a secondary school for children who had failed the eleven plus examination …   Wiktionary

  • secondary modern — noun (C) a type of school that existed in Britain until the 1960s, where children who were thought not to be the most intelligent were sent compare comprehensive school, grammar school …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • secondary modern school — ► NOUN chiefly historical ▪ (in the UK) a secondary school for children not selected for grammar or technical schools …   English terms dictionary

  • Secondary modern school — A Secondary Modern School is a type of secondary school that existed in most of the United Kingdom from 1944 until the early 1970s under the Tripartite System, and was designed for the majority of pupils those who do not achieve scores in the top …   Wikipedia

  • secondary modern school — noun a former British secondary school emphasizing practical rather than academic education • Hypernyms: ↑secondary school, ↑lyceum, ↑lycee, ↑Gymnasium, ↑middle school * * * noun : a British secondary school of a type established since World War… …   Useful english dictionary

  • secondary modern school — noun historical (in the UK) a secondary school for children not selected for grammar or technical schools …   English new terms dictionary

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