A level

[ ey-lev-uhl ]

  1. a public examination requiring advanced knowledge in a subject and taken at the end of secondary school, usually two years after O level.

  2. a pass in this examination.

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Origin of A level

1950–55; A(dvanced)level

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British Dictionary definitions for A level

A level

noun(in Britain)
    • a public examination in a subject taken for the General Certificate of Education (GCE), usually at the age of 17–18

    • the course leading to this examination

    • (as modifier): A-level maths

  1. a pass in a particular subject at A level: she has three A levels

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