Definition of CSE in English:

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CSE

noun

[mass noun]
1(In the UK except Scotland) a qualification in a specific subject formerly taken by school students aged 14-16, at a level below O level. It was replaced in 1988 by the GCSE.
1.1 [count noun] A CSE exam or pass: a CSE in French Gary left school with just four CSEs [as modifier]: CSE examinations

Origin

1960s: short for Certificate of Secondary Education.

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