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Fat PigFor your information, the term "student" is used when you refer to a child who is studying in a secondary school and the term "pupil" is used to a child who is studying in a primary school.
pupil: "a young student (less than 17 normally), taught at school or by a private teacher"
The word 'pupil' is rarely used nowadays. If, however, the word 'pupil' were to be used in this context, then it would most likely be used to refer to a very young child.
Anonymous:I'd say that a pupil must be in a school, while a student could be anyone who is studying something (in or out of school).
A student is someone formally engaged in learning.
In BrE student is normally used for someone above compulsory school age.
Anonymous:Use of the term "student" also refers to an active learner, while "pupil"
refers to a passive learner....
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