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GCSE

General Certificate of Secondary Education. An academic qualification awarded to a secondary school student in one of several subjects in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (Scotland awards a “Standard Grade”). GCSE courses are chosen by the students themselves in Year 9 and begun in Year 10, unless the subject material (e.g., mathematics, science) is too extensive to complete in two years. Virtually all students take GCSEs in English, mathematics and science; other GCSE subjects include English literature, a modern foreign language, and design and technology.
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In 1989, the mark needed to achieve a grade C in one mathematics examination for the General Certificate of Secondary Education was 48 percent.
Dubai -- More than 30,000 students across the UAE are appearing for their International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations under the British curriculum that started on May 5 and continue till June 12.
I get treated like an adult after my General Certificate of Secondary Education and internship," she gushes.
Pre-requisites: Secondary (high) school education in Physics; In the UK appropriate pre-requisite qualifications are General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in Physics or BTEC National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) at level 2 in Electronics.
The Outstanding Academic Achievement Awards event was held to honour the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) students, who achieved five or more A to A* grades in examinations held last summer.
It has also led to the development of a quality British International General Certificate of Secondary Education (International GCSE), available in Jordan as well as the Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and Advanced Level (A-Level) qualifications in teaching and assessment.
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