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a document conferring a qualification, recording success in examinations or successful completion of a course of study
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(1) An official document testifying to the completion of a higher or specialized secondary educational institution or to the conferring of an academic degree or academic title.

(2) A document certifying the right of an institution, organization, or individual citizen to carry out certain activities (for instance, to conduct trade).

(3) An award for achievements in various kinds of contests, competitions, and exhibitions.

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A Birmingham independent school has become the first in the country to completely scrap A-levels in favour of a diploma course.