Meaning of “A level” in the English Dictionary

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"A level" in British English

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A levelnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈeɪ ˌlev.əl/ us /ˈeɪ ˌlev.əl/ formal Advanced level

a public exam taken in England and Wales by children aged 17 or 18. Students take AS level exams then A2s, usually a year later, which together make a full A level qualification:

You usually need three A levels to get into university.
I failed my History A level.
Do you have an A level in maths?
This problem should be easy enough for someone who's done physics at A level.
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(Definition of “A level” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)