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English definition of “AS level”

AS level

noun [C]     (formal Advanced Subsidiary level)
an exam of a standard between GCSE and A level taken in England and Wales , which allows more subjects to be studied than is possible at A level because less information needs to be learned for it. Students then take A2 exams , usually a year later , which together make a full A level qualification : I'm doing (= studying ) five AS levels . AS level French → See also A2, A levelSchool and vocational qualifications
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