Savings Account - An account where the focus is placed on saving money rather than taking it out. The rates are normally higher than a , however, you may have a notice or withdrawal period ranging from 1-2 days to 90 days to gain access to your money.
School - A place of education that a child will go to usually during the ages of 11-16, where the final qualification will be the . Students have the option to carry on studying into and ultimately . Some schools offer sixth form, which is the equivalent of a providing higher education.
Scotland Students Awards Agency - This is similar to the Local Education and Libraries Board, but instead is the Scottish equivalent. Students studying in Scotland should contact them in order to find out about , and available, and other general queries.
Spider Diagram - A spider diagram is used to brainstorm ideas. The problem or issue to be brainstormed is drawn within a circle in the middle of a blank page. Ideas or things that relate to the problem or issue are then drawn outwards within circles with links to the original circle. This allows freethinking of possible solutions to a problem by linking ideas together. The finished diagram will resemble a spiderís web. Revision for exams can be undertaken using this method to link topics and keys areas together.
Standing Order - An instruction (mandate) to your bank or building society authorising them to pay a fixed sum every month to another account. This would be used for rent, sport club membership or for HP agreement where a fixed sum of money needs to be paid every month. Also see .
Strike - An act of industrial action, stopping work until specific conditions are met. A strike may be called due to pay disputes, working conditions or the threat of redundancy. Normally a union would ballot their members in any event of an issue and then organise the strike.
Student Awards Agency - This is the Scottish equivalent to the Local Education and Libraries Board. Students looking to study in Scotland should contact them in order to find out about , and available, and other general queries.
Syllabus - This is a document that specifies the units of which the course is composed, or the topics covered by a particular unit. The syllabus is extremely useful for exam revision and as a means of keeping track of what you have covered or what you will need to cover in future. You may wish to refer to this when choosing a particular course, as it can provide very detailed information regarding what the course will cover and what will be expected of you.