If your school does not have Advanced Level classes for a particular stream of study (Science, Mathematics or Technical stream), then you can apply another school to follow A/L classes. Selection of students will be based on your O/L results, extra-curricular activities and non-availability of A/L grades at your school. The selection will be made according to the circulars issued by Ministry of Education.
General Qualification to follow GCE (A/L) in government schools:
Passed O/L examination in Six core subjects including Language and Mathematics and obtain Credits for three subjects.
For A/L Arts stream:
You need to Credit pass in one of the subject you wish to follow in A/L.
For A/L Commerce stream:
You need a Credit pass in Either Mathematics, Entrepreneur Education or Business studies and Accountancy
For A/L Mathematics (Physical science) stream
You need a Credit pass for Mathematics, and you should pass Science
For A/L Science stream
You need a Credit pass for Science, and you should pass Mathematics.
Download Specimen Application form for Apply for GCE A/L Classes
AL school application (pdf file)
For more details and clarifications
Please refer original circulars issued by Ministry of Education or talk to Principal or Education Director of the particular school/ region or Call Hotline of Department of Education 1911 for clarification of these details.
(The details in this post were compiled according to Vidusara Mage Gataluwa 23 on April 2014 and according to circular issued in 2008 by Ministry of Education)
Other Circulars issued by School Activities branch of Ministry of Education relevant to Admission of Students for G.C.E (A/L) grades