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Ordinary level

n
(Education) (in Britain) the formal name for O level
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In the spring, when the streams are swollen by rain and by the melting of the snows, the lake rises several feet above its ordinary level during the summer, it gradually subsides again, leaving a sparkling zone of the finest salt upon its shores.
I mean a man whose hopes and aims may sometimes lie (as most men's sometimes do, I dare say) above the ordinary level, but to whom the ordinary level will be high enough after all if it should prove to be a way of usefulness and good service leading to no other.
She had no great talents, no marked traits of character, no peculiar development of feeling or taste which raised her one inch above the ordinary level of childhood; but neither had she any deficiency or vice which sunk her below it.
Starting on ordinary levels, the momentum over the weekend helped put up a credible total.
The celebration also saw students who received exceptional results at both the AS and A2 levels of the Advanced Level Examinations as well as at the IGCSE Ordinary Levels Examinations honoured with certificates.
Two more schools were opened in 1977 concentrating on Ordinary Levels and Advanced Levels of study.
The project envisages helping recipients through their school carrier until at least their GCE Ordinary levels, if not beyond.
Then there was the fiasco in 2009 when the SEC had to postpone the Leaving Cert English Paper Two, at both higher and ordinary levels, after it emerged students in one centre had already seen the paper after it was opened by mistake.
Whilst the aims, especially at the Junior and Ordinary levels, are multi-faith, the content used to pursue the given themes is very much Christian.
Teachers' Union of Ireland General Secretary Peter MacMenamin warned: "We already have a situation as a result of prior cutbacks where many schools are already mixing both higher and ordinary levels in a last effort to offer the subjects.
A minimum at 16 of six ordinary levels to apply to university, fewer university places and a proper designation of colleges with formal 3/5 year apprenticeships in the public sector.
James Binkley of Paris, the artistic director of Cobblestone Festival, has more than just ordinary levels of talent in the dramatic world.