One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An examination set especially for secondary-school pupils of about age 16 in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
- ‘At age 16, students sit for the General Certificates of Secondary Education, taking examinations in the core subjects of English, mathematics, and science and a range of elective subjects.’
- ‘Most students sit General Certificate of Secondary Education exams at the end of Year 12, when they are 16.’
- ‘The dominant examination at the end of compulsory schooling in England is the GCSE, the General Certificate of Secondary Education.’
- ‘At the age of sixteen, pupils sit for exams in several subjects to get the General Certificate of Secondary Education.’
- ‘The school offers the International Baccalaureate and International General Certificate of Secondary Education of the University of Cambridge.’
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