General Certificate of Education

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General Certificate of Education

n
(Education) See GCE
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general

(ˈdʒenərəl) adjective
1. of, involving etc all, most or very many people, things etc. The general feeling is that he is stupid; His general knowledge is good although he is not good at mathematics.
2. covering a large number of cases. a general rule.
3. without details. I'll just give you a general idea of the plan.
4. (as part of an official title) chief. the Postmaster General.
noun
in the British army, (a person of) the rank next below field marshal. General Smith.
ˈgeneralize, ˈgeneralise verb
1. to make a general rule etc that can be applied to many cases, based on a number of cases. He's trying to generalize from only two examples.
2. to talk (about something) in general terms. We should stop generalizing and discuss each problem separately.
ˌgeneraliˈzation, ˌgeneraliˈsation noun
ˈgenerally adverb
usually; by most people; on the whole. He is generally disliked; He generally wins.
General Certificate of EducationGCEgeneral election
an election in which the voters in every constituency are involved.
general practitionerGPgeneral store
a shop that sells a wide range of goods.
as a general rule
usually; in most cases. As a general rule, we don't employ unskilled workers.
in general
usually; in most cases; most of (a group of people etc). People in general were not very sympathetic; People were in general not very sympathetic.
the general public
the people of a town, country etc, considered as a group.
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Severe migraines first hit me as a teenager and left me with blinding pain during my O-Levels.
"I'm someone who never went to university, the sum total of my academic prowess is four O-levels. "So suddenly to be wearing this funny hat and this funny gown, and to be standing amid these wonderful buildings being honoured - it's a buzz."
The controversy began in April this year when 12 students, including Kashmala's son Azlan Khan, were involved in a minor scuffle during mock exams for O-levels. Taking disciplinary action, the school decided that all 12 boys would not be allowed admission to A-levels.
CHINIOT -- A Pakistani kid, Qamar Muneer Akbar, registered his name among the world record holders by acing in British Ordinary Level (O-levels) Chemistry exams.
CHINIOT -- A Pakistani child, Qamar Muneer Akbar, registered his name among the world record holders by acing in British Ordinary Level (O-levels) Chemistry examinations.
Prince Charles was educated at Gordonstoun where he achieved five O-levels (GCSEs) and two A-levels - a B in History and a C in French.
2 FELLOW X Factor judge Simon Cowell (below) left school with just two O-levels in English language and English literature.
Geoff Edwards, 52, who achieved only two O-levels at school, said: "It is the first thing I am proud of in my life.
Fortunately for him, his headmaster spotted some ability, he passed the 13+ and five years later left King Edward's Grammar School Five Ways with ten GCE O-levels, four A-levels, two S-levels and acceptance by four of what are now called Russell Group universities.
We took O-levels, did well in some subjects, less so in others.