any of various examinations, such as the GCE, set by university boards and conducted in local centres, schools, etc
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How to use local examinations in a sentence
Every boy is, if possible, passed through the Oxford local examinations.The Boy's Voice | J. Spencer Curwen
The Association formed to promote the interests of students working for the university Higher local examinations; see p. 326.Cambridge | Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
Education is free and compulsory, and the Cambridge local examinations are held annually.
The Cambridge local examinations have been held regularly since 1882.