A level


: 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
: the level of education required to pass an A-level examination
: 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.

Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of A level was in 1951

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Cite this Entry

“A level.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/A%20level. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

A level

: the later of two British examinations in a secondary school subject
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