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English translation: reformed sixth form

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German term or phrase:differenzierte Oberstufe
English translation:reformed sixth form
Entered by: Karl Apsel
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08:57 Mar 7, 2001
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Education / Pedagogy
German term or phrase: differenzierte Oberstufe
"differenzierte Oberstufe" as in practice in a German "Gymnasium"... Any suggestions?
Karl Apsel
Ireland
Local time: 11:12
reformed sixth form
Explanation:
It's probably best to explain what it means and that depends whether you're translating for a British or American audience.

... reformed sixth form where pupils are no longer part of a fixed class setup but choose their subjects from a range of predefined combinations.

Differenzierte Oberstufe:
Die Schülerinnen und Schüler werden nicht mehr im Klassenverband unterrichtet. Sie wählen im Rahmen bestimmter Vorgaben aus einem reichen Angebot an Fächern Leistungs- und Grundkurse aus.
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Rebekka Groß
Local time: 11:12
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Yes, I agree. I probably need to explain the exact meaning of it.

Thanks very much for the help.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na[Alternative] Senior High School [Program(s)]Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
namodular sixth formHubbit
nareformed sixth formRebekka Groß


  

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1 hr
reformed sixth form


Explanation:
It's probably best to explain what it means and that depends whether you're translating for a British or American audience.

... reformed sixth form where pupils are no longer part of a fixed class setup but choose their subjects from a range of predefined combinations.

Differenzierte Oberstufe:
Die Schülerinnen und Schüler werden nicht mehr im Klassenverband unterrichtet. Sie wählen im Rahmen bestimmter Vorgaben aus einem reichen Angebot an Fächern Leistungs- und Grundkurse aus.



    Reference: http://www.walburgis-gymnasium.de/DieSchule.htm
Rebekka Groß
Local time: 11:12
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in category: 4
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Yes, I agree. I probably need to explain the exact meaning of it.

Thanks very much for the help.
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1 hr
modular sixth form


Explanation:
...or "modular final (school) year(s)" or a clear description if you have the space! "alternative format for final stage of German secondary school where courses are selected on a modular basis"


    Collins/Ernst + many relevant hits under www.google.com for "sixth form modular"
Hubbit
Local time: 12:12
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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3 hrs
[Alternative] Senior High School [Program(s)]


Explanation:
Possible solutions will vary according to your target audience.

In North America, I'd suggest something like : Alternative Senior High School Program OR Differentiated Senior High School programs*

*Some US States offer "differentiated programs" and award "differentiated diplomas".

Stufe 11-13 = differenzierte Oberstufe)
http://www.wiehl.de/wiehl/kultur/schulen_gym.html

Gymnasiale Oberstufe: Upper level of the Gymnasium (years 11, 12, 13)

The above information is an excerpt from Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (ed.): "The Education System of the Federal Republic", Braunschweig 1998.
The addresses have been updated and supplemented.


    Internet
Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
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