Pronunciation: (ō' lev"ul), [key] Brit.
1. a public examination for secondary-school students, usually 15 to 16 years old, testing basic knowledge in various subjects, required before advancing to more specialized courses of study.
2. a pass in this examination.Cf. A level.
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