A level


Definition of A level

1 : the second of three standardized British examinations in a secondary school subject used as a qualification for university entrance also : successful completion of an A-level examination in a particular subject

called also Advanced level

— compare o level, s level
2a : the level of education required to pass an A-level examination
b : a course leading to an A-level examination

Examples of A level in a Sentence

The university requires at least three A levels. She got an A in her A levels in maths, physics, and chemistry.

First Known Use of A level

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“A level.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/A%20level. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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A level


English Language Learners Definition of A level

British : an advanced test in a particular subject that students in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland take usually at the age of 18

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