Share this entry

Share this page

ordinary level

Line breaks: or¦din|ary level

Definition of ordinary level in English:

noun

historical
Fuller form of O level. at ordinary level the more able among them could now take one subject or a few subjects
More example sentences
  • She is studying Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Applied Maths at higher level and English and Technical Drawing at ordinary level.
  • At ordinary level, Mr Sheehy felt that Question B on the third text, asking students to write an advertisement for a holiday using one of five images of freedom, was quite demanding for students at that level.
  • She said weaker students are being left behind as the Leaving Certificate becomes more competitive, and called for a review of the allocation of marks at ordinary level and of the marking system itself.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtəːpsɪkəˈriːən
adjective
relating to dancing