AEA (Advanced Extension Award)

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by **jane**, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. **jane**

    **jane** Member

    Dorset
    England, English
    Hello,
    I was just wondering how I should explain this on my French CV? Is there any equivalent in France?

    Here is the definition from Wikipedia if that helps:
    In 2008 25.8% of all A level subjects were given an A grade, and there were renewed calls for a better system of differentiation between higher-level candidates to be introduced.[1] The AEAs were introduced in June 2002 as a way of tackling this problem.
    The Advanced Extension Awards is a type of UK school-leaving qualification. They were introduced in 2002, in response to the British Government's Excellence in Cities report, as a means of testing students at the most demanding standards found across the world. They are aimed at the top 10% of students in the British A Level tests

    Thanks!
     
  2. Michelvar

    Michelvar quasimodo

    Marseille - France
    French from France
    Hi,

    it was for which degree, which level?
     
  3. **jane**

    **jane** Member

    Dorset
    England, English
    I did the AEA for French, it's like an extension to the A levels, taken at the same time.
     
  4. Michelvar

    Michelvar quasimodo

    Marseille - France
    French from France
    We don't have the equivalent in french system. It would be a good idea to keep it in eglish, with an explanation :
    Français : A level + AEA (classé dans les meilleurs 10% nationaux)
     
  5. trufflyesme Member

    English - UK
    On my cv, I left the initials in English as well, and added in brackets soemthing like 'examination optionnelle de haut niveau', but it's been a while so I can't remember exactly! I quite like Michelvar's versions though.
     
  6. Michelvar

    Michelvar quasimodo

    Marseille - France
    French from France
    :) if you don't want to ruin your effect, you should prefer "examen optionnel de haut niveau"!
     
  7. trufflyesme Member

    English - UK
    Oops, yes, that sounds more like it! I did say it had been a while...
     

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