What's the difference between uczeń and student?
"Uczeń" is a student in elementary/basic school, junior high(gimnazjum) and high school, while "student"(pol) is used for students of higher education.
I see. Thank you :)
How are these words so different and yet both translate to pupils? Different gender?
I understand that you mean "uczniowie" and "uczennice". Yes, gender.
"uczennice" is a group of girls only, "uczniowie" are either only boys, or both genders.