A post-GCSE academic course in England and Wales offered at most Secondary School Sixth Forms, some FE Colleges and all Sixth Form Colleges.

Generally, the requirement to study at A-Level depends on the school. The most common requirement is five GCSE's at grade C-A*, sometimes including both English and Maths, but some Sixth Forms/Colleges will let you resit them if you didn't manage to get at least a C in them. Sixth Form's that are part of prestigious private schools or grammar schools generally require more/better grades, such as B's in Maths and English, two A's, and a string of B's and C's.

The A in A-Level stands for 'Advanced'-Level, and so it should. A-Levels are not neccessarily confusing or hard, but they are a LOT more work than GCSE's, and in a shorter space of time. The first half of the A-Level is the Advanced Subsidery or AS-Level, the second year is Advanced 2 or A2-Level, you complete both to get the full A-Levels.

The most common amount of A-Levels taken per person is either three (for the average students) or four (for smart students). However, some people actually pic even more, or less.

The average time spent doing A-Levels is two years, but some people end up doing three years for various reasons, such as failing a year, wanting to do extra AS's, or wanting to change subjects.

Generally after A-Levels, people go on to study at University or a skills/trade school or college.
Grace wants to be a doctor or animal vet. She's picked A-Levels: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Dane wants to be a lawyer. He's picked History, Government & Politics, English Literature and Law.

Tara has no idea what she wants to do, so she's picked the subjects she likes, such as Media Studies, Sport, Psychology and Law
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Reference to anal sex, usually by a hooker willing to perform said act.
She offered OWO and A-Levels, but not RIM
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completely honest and above-board. givin' it to you straight, with no exceptions. straight talk. like a true brother.
is Subway food on the level? I mean, do they cheat on the meat, if you know what I'm sayin'?
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To look at things in perspective or to look at something in a fair and realistic way
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Verb or noun. A joke or comment not meant to be taken seriously, but presented in a serious manner.

Thought of as a "cool" thing to do on various websites; the level also functions as a get out of jail free card when your comment is decisively shown to be silly or misinformed because you can claim you were "just levelling".

The term originates from the question of whether you take the comment seriously depending on the "level" you are thinking. In a game of poker, the levels of thinking are:

level 0 = thinking about the cards you're holding
level 1 = thinking about the cards your opponent is holding
level 2 = thinking about what your opponent thinks you are holding
level 3 = thinking about what your opponent thinks you think he his holding
etc
Person 1 - Generic ridiculous stupid comment.

Person 2 - I really hope you are levelling here.

Person 1 - No I'm serious.

Person 3 - Haha you're stupid, you should have left it as a level.
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a term for anal sex commonly used in the UK
It is not uncommon nowadays for prostitutes to offer "A" levels for no extra compensation.
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