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Notions (Winchester glossary)

A book of words and phrases used at Winchester College
A book of Notions
Cloister Time
The third (summer) term
Common Time
The second (Easter) term
Short Half
The first (winter) term
WinColl
Winchester College
Don
A teacher
Junior Part or JP
The first year in the School
Middle Part or MP
The second year
Fifth Book or VBk
The third year
Sixth Book II or VI:2
The fourth year
Sixth Book I or VI:I
The fifth year
Leave-Out
The half term break
College or Coll
The Scholars' House
Commoner
Any boy who is not in College
Half Rem
An half day free from formal lessons
Aul. Prae.
Prefect of Hall, joint head of the School
Sen.Co.Prae.
The senior Commoner, joint head of the School
Go.Bo.
The Governing body of Warden and Fellows
Notion
Any word or custom peculiar to Wykehamists
Commoners*
Block of Houses D,E,G,H and K
O.T.H.* (Old Tutors Houses)
Block of Houses A,B,C,F and I
Ekker
Exercise
Toytime
Evening preparation period
Up to Books
In School

 

There are many other words and phrases peculiar to Winchester still in use in the School and set out in a booklet, which boys can purchase, called Winchester College Notions. Not all words and phrases have remained within the bounds of the School however, as examples such as the word goive are used more widely.

The Cambridge Pre-U is the course of Sixth Form study adopted by the School to replace A-levels from September 2008. It is a two-year course consisting of three or four subjects chosen from a large number of alternatives, without any coursework and examined at the end of the second year. It is a matriculation credential recognised by British universities and is administered by the Cambridge International Examinations Syndicate.

*These groupings enable the School to produce cross-House teams for the major matches in Winchester College Football (or WinCoFo or Winkies).