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GCSEnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌdʒiː.siː.esˈiː/ us /ˌdʒiː.siː.esˈiː/ UK

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.

(Definition of “GCSE” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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