COU

English translation: COU (equivalent to A-level)

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Spanish term or phrase:COU
English translation:COU (equivalent to A-level)
Entered by: Cecilia Gowar

18:21 Mar 26, 2016
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Education / Pedagogy / CV
Spanish term or phrase: COU
COU stands for "Curso de Orientación Universitaria". This is the definition: "El Curso de Orientación Universitaria (COU) era una enseñanza no obligatoria en España perteneciente al sistema educativo diseñado en Ley General de Educación de 1970 y constaba de un solo curso, equivalente al último de bachillerato de la LOGSE."
Does anybody know how to translate it into (UK) English?
It is part of a CV.
TIA!!
Cecilia Gowar
United Kingdom
A-level
Explanation:
If you're asking specifically for UK English, although of course, this is indeed pre-university, this term is used quite often in the UK.
" A-level: Pre-University qualification in the UK, ideal for students who know what they want to study at University" - Cambridge Education Group

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Note added at 1 hora (2016-03-26 19:45:01 GMT)
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The difference between (what used to be known as) COU and A-level is that while COU was a 1-year pre-university course, the UK's A-levels are generally spread over 2 years, but they are both pre-university courses.

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Note added at 1 hora (2016-03-26 19:54:40 GMT)
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curso_de_Orientación_Universit... The University Orientation Course (Spanish: Curso de Orientación Universitaria) or COU was an academic level taught in Spain, its curriculum set by the Education Act 1970. It consisted of one single annual course, equivalent to the second year of the current bachillerato system
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Kenneth Shockley
Spain
Local time: 02:20
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I used the word in Spanish, which was my original idea, and explained in brackets that it was "equivalent to A levels". The short explanation fitted the context in my case. Thanks to everybody!
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A-level


Explanation:
If you're asking specifically for UK English, although of course, this is indeed pre-university, this term is used quite often in the UK.
" A-level: Pre-University qualification in the UK, ideal for students who know what they want to study at University" - Cambridge Education Group

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Note added at 1 hora (2016-03-26 19:45:01 GMT)
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The difference between (what used to be known as) COU and A-level is that while COU was a 1-year pre-university course, the UK's A-levels are generally spread over 2 years, but they are both pre-university courses.

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Note added at 1 hora (2016-03-26 19:54:40 GMT)
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curso_de_Orientación_Universit... The University Orientation Course (Spanish: Curso de Orientación Universitaria) or COU was an academic level taught in Spain, its curriculum set by the Education Act 1970. It consisted of one single annual course, equivalent to the second year of the current bachillerato system


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-level
    Reference: http://www.cambridgeeducationgroup.com/courses.htm
Kenneth Shockley
Spain
Local time: 02:20
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
I used the word in Spanish, which was my original idea, and explained in brackets that it was "equivalent to A levels". The short explanation fitted the context in my case. Thanks to everybody!
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