Translation:That was going to be his last semester.
How is the school year divided in the UK? If there are terms, how many of them? In US the year is split into two semesters, and the semesters are split into quarters, but the semester grade is what is important and if you fail a semester you must retake that semester in summer school. It is odd, we would normally say "his last year", but in college if you took fewer or extra units you could end up being done with everything in the middle of the year and then this could apply.
We have three terms. Autumn, Spring and Summer. At university level they are not further subdivided. At school level there is a one week holiday in the middle of each term. It is called "half-term" or "the half-term holiday". Terms are separated from each other by about 2.5 weeks at Christmas and Easter, and 6 weeks in Summer.
Thank you, I did go to one University here that had Trimester but it was Autumn, Winter and Spring. Summer School is never counted here as part of the school year and is only a 6 week term, but classes are twice as long and if you take fewer classes you can complete full courses in less time. Most schools are on the Semester system of Autumn which ends at the end of January and Spring which starts in February and ends in June.
Ah ok ;) ;)
Facultative liaison, so you can make it or not.
See: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liaison_en_fran%C3%A7ais (and the associated English page)
In situations where you could use either, "cela" is preferred when writing to someone to whom you would use a formal tone (vous) and "ça" could be written to someone that you would use "tu" with (close friends, family and children); however, there are many expressions which use "ça" exclusively. http://dictionary.reverso.net/french-english/ça http://dictionary.reverso.net/french-english/cela http://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais/%c3%a7a/11852?q=%c3%a7a#11695' http://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais/%C3%A7a/11852/locution http://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais/%C3%A7a/11852/difficulte