O level

O level

[oh lev-uhl]
noun British.
1.
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.
2.
a pass in this examination.
Compare A level.


Origin:
O(rdinary) level

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

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