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14:25 Nov 30, 2004
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Catalan to English translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Education / Pedagogy
Catalan term or phrase:Branca d'accés concordant
Com es fa l'assignació de places?
Es fa en funció de (i per aquest ordre):
1.Branca d'accés concordant
2.Preferències de l'estudiant
3.Nota de tall
Does the following make any sense to someone under the British A-Level system?:
How are places assigned?
Places are assigned based on the following criteria (in this order):
1.Type of secondary education studies
It's really hard to render this, and I'm wondering what relevance there is to foreign students (which in general is who'll be reading my translation).
I've just thought that I should probably say "type of 'bachillerato'", as even foreign students will have had to convalidate their A-Levels or equivalents with a Spanish qualification. I would put it in Castillian rather than Catalan as these tend to be convalidated through Spanish embassies, and all the documentation they get would be in Castillian.
certifiable academic record (Damn, this one's hard.)
Explanation: Timothy, I didn't go through the British school system, so this question may not be directed to me. From that outsider's perspective, it seems you may be specifying things more than the original does. I have little idea as to what a "branca d'accès concordant" may be, but might it not be *any* academic experience up to that point? The point is, the author says nothing of secondary studies. Do you think they may be going out of their way to leave it open to non-conventional means/paths (branques) of admission (accés) that may be deemed appropriate (concordant) by UAB following evaluation? I'd definitely go for a sidebar with the client on this one. Good luck. And please post whatever decision you eventually go for on this mindbender. Pat
Patrick Bones Spain Local time: 00:32 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 12