A level

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A level

in Britain
1. 
a. a public examination in a subject taken for the General Certificate of Education (GCE), usually at the age of 17--18
b. the course leading to this examination
c. (as modifier): A-level maths
2. a pass in a particular subject at A level
References in classic literature ?
The valley of the Rio Negro, broad as it is, has merely been excavated out of the sandstone plain; for immediately above the bank on which the town stands, a level country commences, which is interrupted only by a few trifling valleys and depressions.
Its general qualifications taken internationally include GCSE's , AS and A levels, IGCSEs and 'O' levels and vocational qualifications which include NVQ and BTEC.