Children are studding local curriculum from abroad

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Many Sri Lankans with Sri Lankan citizenship and dual citizenship are employed abroad. Their children are educated according to the local curriculum.
As such countries

Australia
Bangladesh
Canada
China
Denmark
Germany
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Myanmar (formerly Burma)
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
North Korea
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Palestine
Poland
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
South Sudan
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
Vietnam

Sri Lankan National Curriculum

The Sri Lankan national curriculum is divided into 5 parts

  • Primary
  • Junior Secondary
  • Senior Secondary
  • National universities

Primary

Primary education lasts for 5 to 6 years (Grades 1-5)

Junior Secondary

Junior/Secondary lasts for 4 years (Grades 6-9)

Senior Secondary

Senior Secondary lasts for 2 years (Grades 10 and 11) in preparation for the GCE O-Levels

Students must pass GCE O-Levels to enter the collegiate level and study for another 2 years (Grades 12 and 13) to sit for GCE A-Levels, which is the university entrance examination.

National universities

The A-Level examination is taken by school candidates at the end of Collegiate Level or by non-school external candidates. This qualification is used as an entrance examination for Sri Lanka.

Exams

  1. Grade 5 scholarship examination

It’s during the final year of Primary School (Grade 5) and based on the marks of this extremely competitive examination the students may get an opportunity to get transferred to a prominent national school.

 2. GCE O-Level examinations

Its’s conducted by the Department of Examinations. It is based on the British O-Level and A-Level qualifications, respectively.

3. GCE A-Level examinations

The O-Level examination is a qualification in its own right but more often taken as a pre-requisite for the more in-depth and academically rigorous A-Levels. It is taken by students at the end of the Senior Secondary School or by non-school external candidates.

There are 4 major fields of study at Collegiate Level and students should study for 2 years at this level before taking the examination.

Physical Science (Combined Maths, Physics and Chemistry)

Biological Science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry)

Commerce and Accounting

Technology (Engineering Technology, Bio system technology, Optional one)

Arts

Each stream, students should face a minimum of 3 subjects.

Additionally, there is a General English Test and Common General Test.

The results of the General English Test are not taken in to consideration for the University Entrance selection criteria, but students are required to obtain a pass mark for the Common General Test.

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