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AS level

noun [C] uk   ( formal Advanced Subsidiary level) us  
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
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