Definition of Certificate of Secondary Education in English:

Certificate of Secondary Education


  • fuller form of CSE
    • ‘In 1988, O Levels were replaced in England by the General Certificate of Secondary Education.’
    • ‘The British secondary education system culminates with standardized examinations called General Certificates of Secondary Education.’
    • ‘General Certificates of Secondary Education and GCSEs in vocational subjects provide access to post-compulsory general/academic and vocational studies and the world of work’
    • ‘1965 The CSE (Certificate of Secondary Education) is introduced for secondary modern pupils, to cater for those not sitting O-levels.’
    • ‘I should add that the rot set in when Mrs Thatcher's government tinkered with the system in the name of egalitarianism, by merging the old and demanding O Levels with the less-exacting Certificate of Secondary Education to form the GCSE.’
    • ‘General Certificate of Secondary Education examinations will be considered a pass if marks obtained are A, B or C.’
    • ‘In the mid-sixties, the Certificate of Secondary Education was introduced to provide a suitable target for a wider ability range.’
    • ‘The education provided follows the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education curriculum and the language of instruction is English.’
    • ‘At the end of year 11 students are entered for national exams called General Certificates of Secondary Education which will measure their achievement in subject areas.’
    • ‘General Certificates of Secondary Education are FE Level 2 qualifications and many 16-19 year olds arrive at college having studied GCSEs at school.’
    • ‘Before they leave school, most 15 and 16 year olds also take General Certificates of Secondary Education or similar qualifications.’
    • ‘The General Certificate of Secondary Education was introduced in 1986 with first examinations in 1988.’
    • ‘From fourteen to sixteen pupils are taught in groups that relate to the subjects and levels for their GCSEs (General Certificates of Secondary Education).’