Advanced Level exam

The Sri Lankan Advanced Level (A-level), is a General Certificate of Education (GCE) qualification exam in Sri Lanka, similar to the British Advanced Level, conducted annually by the Department of Examinations of the Ministry of Education. It is usually taken by students during the optional final two years of collegiate level (Grade 12 and 13), after they have completed GCE Ordinary Level exams. The qualification also serves as an entrance requirement for Sri Lankan state universities. The exams are held in three mediums: Sinhala, Tamil and English.

The candidates are expected to study for 2 years at collegiate level before taking the examination. The examination diversifies over 5 major fields of study:

  • Physical Science stream (Combined mathematics, Physics and Chemistry or information technology )
  • Biological Science stream (Biology (Botany and Zoology), Physics or Agricultural Science and Chemistry)
  • Commerce stream
  • Arts stream
  • Technology stream (Engineering Technology)
  • Technology stream (Bio-system Technology)
  • Vocational

In each stream, candidates are expected to face 3 subjects related to the specific stream. Additionally, there would be a General English test and a Common General test. Although the result of the General English test is not taken into account for the University Entrance selection criteria, candidates are expected to obtain a pass mark for the Common General test.

At Zahira College, Technology stream and agricultural science is not currently offered but Vocational stream is offered.

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