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GCSE

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌdʒiː.siː.esˈiː/ us  
General Certificate of Secondary Education: a system of public exams taken in various subjects from the age of about 16, or one of these exams, or a qualification from this system: I'm taking six subjects for GCSE. Owen is retaking two of his GCSEs. She's got nine GCSEs, all at grade A.
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