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A level

[ey lev-uh l] /ˈeɪ ˌlɛv əl/
noun, British
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.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; A(dvanced) level
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British Dictionary definitions for a-level

A level

noun (in Britain)
1.
  1. a public examination in a subject taken for the General Certificate of Education (GCE), usually at the age of 17–18
  2. the course leading to this examination
  3. (as modifier): A-level maths
2.
a pass in a particular subject at A level: she has three A levels
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