KudoZ home » French to English » Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs

double compensation

English translation: double compensation

Advertisement

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
GLOSSARY ENTRY (DERIVED FROM QUESTION BELOW)
French term or phrase:double compensation
English translation:double compensation
Entered by: Jana Cole
Options:
- Contribute to this entry
- Include in personal glossary

16:45 Sep 3, 2008
French to English translations [PRO]
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs / high school transcript
French term or phrase: double compensation
A high school transcript from Switzerland

Bilan de la double compensation sur les 9 disciplines: 3.5
Jana Cole
Local time: 20:09
double compensation
Explanation:
I would not translate but give a little explanation if necessary. Explanation below in French:
http://www.vs.ch/public/public_lois/fr/LoisHtml/frame.asp?li...
a) le double de la somme de tous les écarts vers le bas par rapport à la note 4,0 n'est pas supérieur à la somme simple de tous les écarts vers le haut par rapport à la note 4,0 (principe de la double compensation)
http://www.collegedusud.ch/eleves/conditions-promotion.html
Selected response from:

Jean-Louis S.
United States
Local time: 23:09
Grading comment
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Advertisement


Summary of answers provided
3double compensationJean-Louis S.
Summary of reference entries provided
sueaberwoman
Anne Goff

Discussion entries: 1





  

Answers


21 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
double compensation


Explanation:
I would not translate but give a little explanation if necessary. Explanation below in French:
http://www.vs.ch/public/public_lois/fr/LoisHtml/frame.asp?li...
a) le double de la somme de tous les écarts vers le bas par rapport à la note 4,0 n'est pas supérieur à la somme simple de tous les écarts vers le haut par rapport à la note 4,0 (principe de la double compensation)
http://www.collegedusud.ch/eleves/conditions-promotion.html

Jean-Louis S.
United States
Local time: 23:09
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 100
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)




Reference comments


1 hr
Reference

Reference information:
Chart comparing various grading systems (Shows that maximum Swiss grade is 6):
http://blogs.epfl.ch/article/14312

Sites on Swiss education:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Switzerland
http://www.about.ch/education/index.html

sueaberwoman
France
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 32
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

8 hrs
Reference

Reference information:
I agree with jlsjr. This will require more explanation than translation. Essentially, it means that if the student receives any grade below 3.5, they will have to compensate for it with higher grades.

(The example given in the reference site is that if the bilan is set at 4 and the student receives a 3, they will need to have either two 5s or one 6 to make up for it- double compensation.)

Example sentence(s):
  • Le principe de la double compensation impose qu'une note inférieure à la moyenne soit compensée par le double de points supérieurs à cette moyenne. Un 3 doit être compensé par deux 5 ou un 6, si la moyenne est de 4.

    Reference: http://www.news.ch/Grand+Conseil+vaudois+Les+gymnasiens+verr...
Anne Goff
United States
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)




Voters for reclassification
as
PRO / non-PRO
Non-PRO (1): writeaway


Return to KudoZ list


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also:



Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search