GCE

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GCE

General Certificate of Education: a public examination in specified subjects taken in English and Welsh schools at the ages of 17 and 18. The GCSE has replaced the former GCE O-level for 16-year-olds
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During that period I gained substantial experience relating to the organisation of the former General Certificate of Education, (GCE) Ordinary and Advance Level.
The British Joint Council for Qualifications examining board shows the number studying Irish to The General Certificate of Education or 'Advanced' level, the equivalent of Leaving Certs, has increased by a third.
In 1951 this rigid (and some said unfair) system gave way to the General Certificate of Education (GCE), where each subject passed gained a separate certificate, although no student without a wide range of subjects passed would generally be accepted to do an Alevel course, which was academic and demanding.

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