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Subject: An answer (of sorts) for an American from a Brit ( 13 of 24 )
Posted by Dirk Gently

'O' Levels were the examination taken at the end of compulsory schooling at age 16. The 'O' stood for Ordinary, as opposed to Advanced ('A' Levels, optional - taken after 'O's). 'O's have been supplanted in recent years by the GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) which also covers what used to be the CSE (cert. of 2nd Ed.)

The 16+ crept into the transition period, just to confuse things, but you get the idea.

OK, then - what does all that mean in terms of Grade school?

Dirk Gently
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