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Oxford English Dictionary for Schools

Extensive secondary school dictionary for age-appropriate language support

Oxford Dictionaries

Suitable for:  11-16 years, KS3-4, Y7-11, S1-4, GCSE/ Standard Grade specifications, parents, teachers, librarians

Price:  £12.99

ISBN: 978-0-19-275698-5
Publication date: 03/05/2012
Hardback: 928 pages

Availability: In stock.

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The Oxford English Dictionary for Schools is carefully targeted to support secondary school students with their independent reference skills, to improve their spelling, punctuation, and grammar, and to build vocabulary.


  • KS3 spelling lists all covered comprehensively
  • Carefully levelled example sentences from children's literature - authors include David Almond, William Golding, Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, and Anthony Horowitz
  • Subject-specific vocabulary labels (Maths, Science, Art, Music, etc.) for cross-curricular use across school subjects

This page was last updated on 11 April 2021 at 19:30 GMT


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