List of secondary school leaving qualifications

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A secondary school leaving qualification is a document signifying that the holder has fulfilled any secondary education requirements of their locality, often including the passage of a final qualification examination.

For each leaving certificate student, they obtain a certain number of points coinciding with the results they received in their examinations. These results will then determine the qualifications of the student; Whether they get into university or whether they have to have an alternative method into what they wish to study.


East Africa[edit]

West Africa[edit]

Zambia general examination GCE School Certificate (, a prerequisite to the HSC


United States and Canada[edit]

Spanish-speaking countries[edit]

  • Bachillerato is a term used in Venezuela for those having completed secondary school. Bachillerato is also used in Chile and a number of other countries.
  • In Colombia, Bachiller Técnico or Bachiller Académico are terms used for those the secondary school qualifications.
  • In the Dominican Republic, Bachiller en Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas, Bachiller en Ciencias Físicas y Naturales, Bachiller en Filosofía y Letras, and Bachiller Técnico are high school diplomas that allow for entry to universities.
  • In Puerto Rico, the term bachillerato refers to a bachelor's or undergraduate degree, not a high school diploma.

Caribbean countries[edit]

  • Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate[2]
  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination[2]


East Asia[edit]

South Asia[edit]

In India, education curricula is managed by multiple governing bodies state-wise as well as nation-wide.

Another such board on the national level is the **Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) School Leaving Diploma. The following are some of the state boards that offer a regional-focussed education. Regional boards are sometimes considered sub-par in comparison to their national level equivalents. However, there is no tangible proof of credibility of any of the ecuational boards in India.

Southeast Asia[edit]

Middle East[edit]






See also[edit]


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  2. ^ a b "University of the West Indies admission requirements".
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-11. Retrieved 2014-10-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  5. ^ "General Education Department – General Education Department".
  6. ^ "KBPE- Kerala Board SSLC and HSE- Know All About SCERT, KSEB, DHSE Plus One and Plus 2".