O level

[ oh -lev-uhl ]
/ ˈoʊ ˌlɛv əl /

noun British.

a public examination for secondary-school students, usually 15 to 16 years old, testing basic knowledge in various subjects, required before advancing to more specialized courses of study.
a pass in this examination.

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Origin of O level

O(rdinary)level
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British Dictionary definitions for O level

O level

noun (formerly, in Britain)

  1. the basic level of the General Certificate of Education, now replaced by GCSE
  2. (as modifier)O level maths
a pass in a particular subject at O levelhe has eight O levels
Systematic name: Ordinary level
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