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O level

[oh lev-uh l] /ˈoʊ ˌlɛv əl/
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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British Dictionary definitions for O level

O level

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