1 An examination taken in the first half of the 20th century by candidates wishing to gain a university place. It also came to be used to describe the achievement of candidates who passed five subjects across a required range with a credit grade in their School Certificate examination, since this achievement exempted them from the matriculation examination at most universities. When School Certificate was replaced by General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Levels in 1951, candidates were required instead to pass two GCE Advanced Levels to achieve matriculation.
2 The name given to the ceremony at which new students are entered into the university register at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Durham.
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