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    Default pupil student

    Hi,
    how old can a pupil be? when should I start to say student instead of pupil?
    Thanks

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    Default Re: pupil student

    [I'm not a teacher.]

    Pupil

    a person, especially a child at primary school, who is being taught:

    Student

    a person who is learning at a college or university, or sometimes at a school:

    P.S. The definitions are excerpted from the Cambridge Dictionary.

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    Default Re: pupil student

    , with one exception

    A student of Law, after being awarded either a BA or an LLB, if s/he wants to become a barrister, serves an unpaid period in legal chambers, called 'pupillage'. They are referred to as pupils. (This applies only to the English legal system.)

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    Default Re: pupil student

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    , with one exception

    A student of Law, after being awarded either a BA or an LLB, if s/he wants to become a barrister, serves an unpaid period in legal chambers, called 'pupillage'. They are referred to as pupils. (This applies only to the English legal system.)

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    Thank you very much, BobK.

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