A level

noun

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
2 a : 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

  1. The university requires at least three A levels.

  2. She got an A in her A levels in maths, physics, and chemistry.

First Known Use of a level

1951


A LEVEL Defined for English Language Learners

A level

noun

Definition of A level for English Language Learners

  • : 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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