GCSE stands for General Certificate of Secondary Education. It is offered by the University of Cambridge in United Kingdom. Students between 13-16 years of age take this form of education
There are wide variety of subjects offered from which the students can choose. Exams are held twice a year in June and November. Students are awarded grades between A-G based on their performance on the exam. The results of GCSE are announced in the mid of August.
There a number of schools which offer this exam. It is not only recognized in UK but also in over 120 countries in the world. after completing this course students enroll into AS level which is an abbreviation for Advanced subsidiary.
GCSE is most common in England, and it is equivalent to IGCSE and O-level exam examination, which are also offered by University of Cambridge to the students outside of England.