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A level

noun [C or U] uk   ( formal Advanced level) us  
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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