I chose étudiants instead of élèves in this exercise and it was marked incorrect. Does the word élève pertain to older students and étudiant to younger students? Is there a distinction between élève and étudiant and, if so, what is it?
Freeform Writing Exercise A2
In a nutshell:
élève -- someone who frequents a learning institution. A student in the broad sense of the word.étudiant(e) -- a student at college or university level.
That said, there's more detail here: usage - https://french.stackexchange.com/questions/21980/what-is-the-difference-between-%C3%A9tudiant-and-%C3%A9l%C3%A8ve
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