O levelO level
- the first, or ordinary, level of standardized examinations in specific subjects taken by British secondary-school students seeking either a General Certificate of Education and university admission or a Certificate only
- a pass on any examination at this level
Also written O′-lev·el
The earlier of two standardized tests in a secondary school subject.
Origin of O levelO(rdinary) level
- Alternative spelling of O-level.
- A subject-based qualification superseded in England by GCSEs, but still available as an international examination.