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    What is the difference

    pupil and student?

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    Both mean someone who is learning/studying.

    Pupil is more generally used of schools; student is more generally used of colleges and universities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    What is the difference

    pupil and student?
    Here, pupils are usually children, students are adolescents or adults.
    Primary school children are called pupils. Grades 8 -12 are students.
    "Student" generally implies that they take some responsibility for their own learning, though pupils can do that too, of course.

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