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General Certificate of Secondary Education

(GCSE) Introduced in 1988 to replace both the General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level and the Certificate of Secondary Education with one unified examination syllabus. ...

General Certificate of Secondary Education

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
Subject:
Social sciences, Education
Length:
350 words

... Certificate of Secondary Education ( GCSE ) Introduced in 1988 to replace both the General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level and the Certificate of Secondary Education with one unified examination syllabus. Nevertheless, the GCSE still originally offered the opportunity for differentiation by task through the introduction of tiering, an approach which was discontinued under the reforms announced in 2013 , as was the regulation that allowed for GCSE candidates to be assessed in all subjects through a combination of coursework and end...

General Certificate of Secondary Education

General Certificate of Secondary Education  

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(GCSE)Introduced in 1988 to replace both the General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level and the Certificate of Secondary Education with one unified examination syllabus. Nevertheless, the GCSE ...
Education

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David Hey

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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4,295 words
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Oxford University Press

...source of information on the grammar and other secondary schools of the period. See John Roach , A History of Secondary Education in England, 1800–1870 (1986). The Newcastle Commission ( 1857 ) surveyed elementary schools in Great Britain and abroad. After three years one of its recommendations was the need for ‘a searching examination by competent authority of every child in every school to which grants are to be paid’. Two other general surveys are in print for 1846–7 and 1866–7 , but only on a county rather than a parish basis. A survey of Roman...

African‐Caribbean Genealogy

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Guy Grannum

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
4,002 words
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Oxford University Press

...register as Citizens of the UK and Colonies. This was extended in 1962 to include colonial subjects. Certificates of registration as Citizens of the UK and Colonies 1948–87 are in TNA series HO 334 in certificate order number. The information includes name, name at birth if different, address, date and place of birth, marital status, father's name and date and place of birth, and whether he was still alive. Certificates from 1980 contain less information, recording only name, name at birth if different, address, and place and date of birth. TNA does not...

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Dale C. Allison, Jr. and Dale C. Allison, Jr.

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
49,867 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...of the sower, so too in vv. 10–17 : the divine message begets different responses. ( 13:24–43 ) Here Jesus utters three parables ( vv. 24–30, 31–2, 33 ), makes another general statement about parables ( vv. 34–5 ), and offers an interpretation of vv. 24–30 ( vv. 36–43 ). The structure is reminiscent of 13:1–23 , the only difference being that instead of one parable there are three: Parable of sower Parable of the tares Parable of the mustard seed Parable of the leaven Discussion of parables Discussion of parables Interpretation of sower Interpretation of...

Certificate of Secondary Education

Certificate of Secondary Education  

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(CSE)A school‐leaving qualification introduced in 1965 as an alternative to the General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (O level) for those candidates for whom O levels were considered too ...
General Certificate of Education

General Certificate of Education  

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(GCE)In 1951 two levels of public examinations were introduced: the GCE Ordinary Level and the GCE Advanced Level (A level). The former was designed as a school‐leaving examination to replace the ...
business studies

business studies  

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A curriculum subject which focuses on business‐related topics such as marketing, organizational structures, business legislation, finance, and human resource management. Courses and awards are ...
Bachelor of Education

Bachelor of Education  

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(B.Ed.)An award conferred for the successful completion of undergraduate level studies in education. Following the recommendation in the Robbins Report (1963) that all teachers should be graduates, ...
Higher National Certificate

Higher National Certificate  

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(HNC)A vocationally related national qualification, usually offered by colleges of further education as a part‐time programme of study for those already in employment who wish to gain further ...
Matriculation Diploma

Matriculation Diploma  

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This was planned as a generic award covering achievement in a range of existing qualifications including General Certificate in Secondary Education, General National Vocational Qualifications, ...
general education

general education  

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An education designed to support the development of the learner as an individual, rather than to equip him or her with specific, vocationally related skills. In this sense, a general education may be ...
examination terminology

examination terminology  

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Traditionally termed ‘rubric’, examination terminology refers to the instructions to candidates found in examination papers. An ability to understand and comply with these instructions is obviously ...
Joint Council for General Qualifications

Joint Council for General Qualifications  

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(JCGQ)Established in 1999 to provide a forum for discussion and decisions on joint strategy between the awarding bodies responsible for the awards of General Certificate of Secondary Education, ...
mock examination

mock examination  

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An examination, usually internally set and marked, which is designed to give candidates experience of the examination process, as well as to identify areas of weakness in their knowledge and ...
A*

A*  

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A grade awarded for exceptionally good performance in any subject at General Certificate of Secondary Education. Previously, the highest grade awarded was an A grade. When the introduction of an A* ...
entry level

entry level  

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The lowest level of the National Qualifications Framework, and based on a level of achievement below that of General Certificate of Secondary Education. Foundation level qualifications are available ...
Ordinary Grade

Ordinary Grade  

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A Scottish secondary qualification which was replaced by the modern Standard Grade qualification in the early 1990s, and which could be considered broadly equivalent to the English General ...

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