What to do after O/L examination?

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Finally your GCE O/L Examinations are over! All that hard working study sessions, all those endless exam are over and you are finally free! Before you start celebrating, you have some important decisions to make. 

1. Select a subject stream to continue your School education and do A/L

First you have to settle on which stream you are going to study. Take a look at the information we have provided for selecting subject streams.
Subject options for GCE Advanced Level

For selection of courses you may also like to check the subject options offered by Sri Lankan public National Universities:
Select Universities and Courses in Sri Lankan Universities

If you want to plan ahead you may also like to know courses you can do after Advanced Level.

2. Select Advanced Level classes

Many Science stream A/L classes start in First First week of January, sometimes even last week of December. If you are going to do Commerce or Arts stream, then those classes will commence in March, April or May, sometimes after the results are released.

You can check following posts to get more information on Classes, Tuition teachers and Institutes:

A/L 2015 Tuition Classes and Teachers after O/L exam

Major Tuition Institutes Centers in Sri Lanka

3. Develop your soft skills

This period, before you get the maximum A/L work load, is ideal time to improve you English language (Communication skills), IT/ Computer skills or other skills you wish to acquire
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4. Follow a professional course

Students with G.C.E.(O/L) Examination are eligible to register for professional accounting, management and IT courses such as AAT or ACCA. You can either do these courses while doing A/L or you can select them as a starting point to a future career.

5. Follow higher education without doing A/L

You can start university education shortly after O/Levels by following programs at some private universities, or even enter into Open University or External degree programs such as BIT (BSc degree in Information Technology).  For this option you have to do some foundation courses and examination and then go on to register for University degree (Local or Foreign).

You can also do NIBM Degree after O/L – If you have passed O/L with five credits including a Credit pass for English. then you can follow Pre-degree Foundation Course in NIBM. After completion of this course, you can follow BSc (Hons) in Management or BSc (Hons) in Human Resources Management (HRM)

6. Find a job and continue higher education through Technical Colleges and Technical Universities

Going straight into work after school is not a common practice in Sri Lanka. However this does not have to mean that your education is over; you can coninue your education in Technical Colleges and Universities and obtain certificates, diplomas and degreesand you can get NVQ – National Vocational Qualification.

Engineering and Business studies Courses for students who passed G.C.E.(O/L) examination in 6(six) subjects – Download document
including Medium Language and Mathematics



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  1. yoogen March 23, 2016 at 5:04 pm -  Reply

    i have a credit pass in english but. i have passed only 4 subjects in my o/l.

  2. abilash January 24, 2016 at 11:10 am -  Reply

    What is the minimum requirement to do maths stream in a/l. Pls reply

  3. Sitth January 4, 2016 at 11:57 am -  Reply

    This my O/L resluts

  4. rifa December 18, 2015 at 10:32 am -  Reply

    private ekin a/l science karanna monawada result oone???

  5. Geeth December 11, 2015 at 5:31 pm -  Reply

    Can I follow science stream with a credit pass(c) to science & B pass to maths

  6. Priya November 21, 2015 at 4:47 pm -  Reply

    Is there a foundation course for medicine field after olevels.

  7. Udara April 5, 2015 at 9:41 am -  Reply

    I have got 2 B’s (Buddhism & Health Science ) , 1 C (civics) and six passes for the other subjects. Pl. inform the stream I should select for my A’L. Also inform , from where can I get the subject combinations.
    Can I study in the commerce stream ?

  8. rajah April 2, 2015 at 10:35 pm -  Reply

    my daughter is special cadidate. she done O/L. result all subject are ” W ”
    so, what can do next ? pls give your advice

  9. Delaxsan Raj January 22, 2015 at 5:48 pm -  Reply

    Can i do university after O/L or have to study A/L.In jaffna what can i do after O/L with well pass.

    • Mnm Ruzaik April 6, 2016 at 1:26 am -  Reply

      I like to do software engineering course after my o/l.
      Can i do it without doing a/l and do the course in an open university.please reply…

  10. maden gawththam September 3, 2014 at 3:22 pm -  Reply

    any options to do after o level examination for example- mobile technological course privately

  11. Shafna August 13, 2014 at 12:56 pm -  Reply

    Can I do this degree for my o/l results.
    This is my o/l results.
    English – c.
    Literature – w
    Islam – s
    History – w
    Science – w
    Business studies – s
    Maths – s
    Tamil -w
    IT – s.

  12. Shaziyafathi April 26, 2014 at 11:28 pm -  Reply

    Can I take this degree with my o/l result. These my o/l result.
    Islam- s
    Tamil litruthur -a
    Home scince-c

  13. thanuka fernando April 21, 2014 at 11:17 am -  Reply

    me a/l walata science karanna monada thiyenna ona results …..?

  14. Saminda April 3, 2014 at 5:23 pm -  Reply

    Can I take this degree with my O/L Results.
    These are my O/ L Results.

    Buddhism- C
    Sinhala – C
    English – B
    Mathematics – S
    History – S
    Science – S
    Art – S
    Geography – C
    Health – C

  15. Hiran January 28, 2013 at 9:02 am -  Reply

    NIBM Degree after O/L – If you have passed O/L with five credits including a Credit pass for English. then you can follow Pre-degree Foundation Course in NIBM. After completion of this course, you can follow BSc (Hons) in Management or BSc (Hons) in Human Resources Management (HRM)

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