When were they available?
O levels (Ordinary level) were the main examinations for 16 year olds in secondary schools in England, Wales and Northern Ireland from 1951 until 1988.
Where would I have studied?
As well as in schools, O levels may have been taken part time at a further education (FE) college.
How would I have been assessed?
Usually studied for over 2 years with assessment primarily by end of course examination.
What result would I have achieved?
O level English and/or maths pass grades from 1951 to 1988, if expressed by a number, are 1-6 (7,8,9 fail) or letters ABCDE (pass), F (fail), U (unclassified).
Numerous awarding bodies offered ‘O’ levels, many of which do not now exist.
A list of ‘old’ awarding bodies can be found on the Ofqual site.