Definition of General Certificate of Education in English:

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General Certificate of Education

Pronunciation:
(abbreviation GCE)

noun

An examination set especially for secondary-school pupils in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland at Advanced level (at about age 18) and, formerly, at Ordinary level (at about age 16).
Example sentences
  • The General Certificate of Education (Advanced Subsidiary Level) was introduced in 2000.
  • They were replaced by the General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level, and Advanced Level examinations.
  • They were two of 43 students in the country who ranked in the top ten, of 14 subject areas, in the 2005 Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level examinations.

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