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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
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As A-level students opened their results envelopes, a familiar cry echoed around the school halls, stiHing cheers of celebration.
The Government reformed maths A-level in 2004 in an attempt to make it more popular after exam entries slumped.
There are fears some papers may have been down-marked to try and counter claims that A-Level exams are too easy.
A-level entries for chemistry and physics are down 3% each, while entries for computing are up 3%.
The new provision will include a "professional skills programme", which includes two A-Level subjects and one vocational qualification.
New Schools Network, which carried out the analysis, said the number of young people taking A-levels locally was a "glass ceiling" on ambition.
The first pupils subject to this regulation would have completed their A-levels in 2006.
However, these subjects continue to account for over one-third of A-level entries in Northern Ireland."
Grades for the reformed A-level were awarded for the first time last year.
At Rainford High, 42% of students achieved A*-B grades at A-Level, with 13% achieving the top tier of grades in all level 3 qualifications.