If you live in the United Kingdom, United States of America you will already be familiar with the GCE meaning, how ever for those who want to know GCE meaning and know other things about the Certification examination, then this article is written to enlighten them.
In this article I will write about the meaning of GCE, it validity, uses and so many other topics regarding GCE.
The General Certificate of Education that can be use to gain admission into Europeans Universities.
The GCE meaning is not the same for all countries as other countries like Scotland, Nigeria, Ghana and other West African countries have their own GCE different From the one use by European countries.
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The difference between the GCE use in European countries and that which is been conducted in African countries is that the General Certificate Examination of The European countries can only be use for the purpose of securing admission into universities in the European countries while the GCE in West Africa is an O’level Certification that can be use for employment, appointment and admission purpose.
Another difference is that the GCE use by European countries is a group of academic qualifications while the West African GCE is just a single Certification examination
There are three levels of GCE in EU countries which are categorize base on hierarchy below.
Advance Level (A’level) GCE
Advance Subsidiary Level GCE ( ASL GCE)
Ordinary Level (O’level) GCE
In the United Kingdom, United States of America, and several other European countries the Advance Level GCE can be use to secure admission into universities.
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A combination of atleast 3 O’level credit and 2 Advance Level GCE can be use to gain admission into universities in Canada, USA, United Kingdom, and other EU countries.
The GCE is an examination regulated by University of Cambridge. Other board who oversee the GCE are: Associated Examining Board (AEB), Edexel and others.
The A’level GCE occurs twice each year the first is been taking in May/June while the second is in October / November.
The GCE Certificate is only valid for a limited period of time.
Students who wish to write the GCE examination can register get more information at the British council site.