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Would this be equivalent to an AS (year 12) or a whole a level
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GCE is the old version of GCSEs - Level 2 - so not equivelant to A levels or even AS.
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GCE is the old version of GCSEs - Level 2 - so not equivelant to A levels or even AS.
Is it? Where my AS levels are listed, it says GCE, and they arent level 2 courses, they are level 3
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Thats simply a nomenclature - its a 'code' used by Exam Boards meaning 'General Certificate in Edication at ADVANCED level' - it doesnrt mean Level 2 in this instance.
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GCE - General certificate of Education - used to be available at Ordinary level (O levels) and Advanced level (A levels). O levels were replaced by GCSEs in the 1980s and since then GCE has been used to describe A levels and AS levels only. These are both Level 3 qualifications although of different sizes.
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Is it? Where my AS levels are listed, it says GCE, and they arent level 2 courses, they are level 3
Yes, this is what I’m confused about
If I type ‘past papers gce biology’ A2 topics are included

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GCE - General certificate of Education - used to be available at Ordinary level (O levels) and Advanced level (A levels). O levels were replaced by GCSEs in the 1980s and since then GCE has been used to describe A levels and AS levels only. These are both Level 3 qualifications although of different sizes.
Thanks, so if a university said it would be advisable to revise GCE biology would they mean AS level? It would be difficult to revise a whole alevel in the two weeks before university begins :lol: Especially if someone hasn’t taken that alevel subject
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Yes, this is what I’m confused about
If I type ‘past papers gce biology’ A2 topics are included


Thanks, so if a university said it would be advisable to revise GCE biology would they mean AS level? It would be difficult to revise a whole alevel in the two weeks before university begins :lol: Especially if someone hasn’t taken that alevel subject
So GCE means General Certificate of Education, which covers certain subjects that typically 17-18 year olds would sit, so to infer from that definition, i would say it is referencing both AS and A level courses. A university typically wouldn't reference to a course with 'GCE' but instead with the level of qualification, e.g., Level 2 or Level 3, or GCSE or AS level or A level
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(Original post by Squiggles1238)
So GCE means General Certificate of Education, which covers certain subjects that typically 17-18 year olds would sit, so to infer from that definition, i would say it is referencing both AS and A level courses. A university typically wouldn't reference to a course with 'GCE' but instead with the level of qualification, e.g., Level 2 or Level 3, or GCSE or AS level or A level
Thanks I’ve completed my alevels but my university suggested revising GCE biology before we start so I was wondering in they meant AS or the whole alevel
I guess I can revise whatever I can before we start
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Thanks, so if a university said it would be advisable to revise GCE biology would they mean AS level? It would be difficult to revise a whole alevel in the two weeks before university begins :lol: Especially if someone hasn’t taken that alevel subject
They would mean the full A level
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They would mean the full A level
Thanks
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