A level Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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A levelnoun [C or U]

uk   us   (formal Advanced level)
a ​publicexam taken in ​England and ​Wales by ​childrenaged 17 or 18. Students take AS ​levelexams then A2s, usually a ​yearlater, which together make a ​full A ​levelqualification: You usually need three A ​levels to get into ​university. I ​failed my History A ​level. Do you have an A ​level inmaths? This ​problem should be ​easy enough for someone who's done ​physics at A ​level.
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