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How to select A/L subjects?
After O/L examination, what are the subject options (choices) do you have for GCE A/L? First you have to decide on the stream you are going to study – Science, Mathematics, Commerce, Arts or Technology.
Science stream consists of Biological science or Physical Science. In Biological Science stream you have to follow Biology, Chemistry and Physics (or Agriculture). Physical science stream includes Physics, Chemistry and Combined Mathematics.
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Biology is the science that deals with living things. It includes zoology (the study of animal life), botany (the study of plant life), microbiology (the study of microorganisms), human biology, cytology (the study of cells), anatomy, physiology, genetics, evolution and diversity.
Pursuing a career in biology can be immensely rewarding and exciting. Popular career option is to become a Doctor. But the knowledge in biology, increases our understanding about the natural world in which we live and helps us address issues of personal well being and worldwide concern, such as environmental depletion, threats to human health, and maintaining viable and abundant food supplies.
Select subject combinations wisely. Do not select combinations based on advertisements by tuition teachers, says Mr Sanath Gamage
Chemistry is the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions. It is not an isolated discipline, and it merges into physics and biology.
Understanding chemistry helps you to understand the world around you. Everything you can touch or taste or smell is a chemical. When you study chemistry, you come to understand a bit about how things work. If you know some chemistry, you can make educated choices about everyday products that you use.
Physics is the scientific study of matter and energy and how they interact with each other.
This energy can take the form of motion, light, electricity, radiation, gravity. Physics deals with matter on scales ranging from sub-atomic particles (i.e. the particles that make up the atom and the particles that make up those particles) to stars and even entire galaxies.
In a broader sense, physics can be seen as the most fundamental of the natural sciences. Chemistry, for example, can be viewed as a complex application of physics, as it focuses on the interaction of energy and matter in chemical systems. We also know that biology is, at its heart, an application of chemical properties in living things, which means that it is also, ultimately, ruled by the physical laws.
Because physics covers so much area, it is divided into several specific fields of study, such as electronics, quantum physics, astronomy, and biophysics.
Mathematics (maths) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement. The term Combined Mathematics is used to describe Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics.
Today, mathematics is used throughout the world in many fields, including natural science, engineering, medicine, and the social sciences such as economics. Applied mathematics, the application of mathematics to such fields, inspires and makes use of new mathematical discoveries and sometimes leads to the development of entirely new disciplines.
Popular subjects in commerce stream consist of Economics, Business Studies and Accounting. However you can select other subject combinations also in Commerce stream.
Economics is the study of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services (wealth) in human society. Economics can analyze and predict individual behavior as well as the effects of institutions such as firms and governments, or clubs and religions.
Accounting is the art of recording, summarizing, reporting, and analyzing financial transactions.
Accountants use the work done by bookkeepers to produce and analyze financial reports. Although accounting follows the same principles and rules as bookkeeping, an accountant can design a system that will capture all of the details necessary to satisfy the needs of the business — managerial, financial reporting, projection, analysis, and tax reporting. A good accountant will create a system of financial reporting that gives a complete picture of a business.
Business studies is about the world of business and it explores important features such as environments, markets, processes and organizations while examining their inter-relationships. Business is the social science of managing people to organize and maintain collective productivity toward accomplishing particular creative and productive goals, usually to generate profit.
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In Arts stream students follow various subjects: Sinhala, Logic, Political Science, Geography, Buddhist Civilization, English Literature, Japanese, History and Drama. Read more on subject combinations for A/L arts stream.
For Technology stream you need to follow three subjects as follows:
1. Science for Technology
2. Engineering Technology or Bio-system technology
3. Select the third subject from 10 subjects including English, Information Technology, Economics, Geography, Commerce, Accounting, and Arts etc.
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Subject combinations for Arts subjects
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Ruga Rugashan says
What are the courses available for biology, chemistry, ict
what are the jobs available for ict,combined maths ,physics combination?
You can get a degree, then get a job
I like to do German and French
What are other Highest Z score subjects that suitable to do with those two languages?
English literature, IT, Geography
narmada rathnayake says
Can i do ict , combined maths and agri.?
Sir can i do a/l exam biology physics and ict?plz rpl
You cannot enter Medicine or Biological science with this combination.
sir mama 2007 o/l liuwa a/l kare ne dan karanna ona . ath man inne india job ake mata it online igana ganna vidihakui subjet thora ganna vidihakui kiyanawada.
Subject thora gana widiya meke thieynawa. Online study karanna ba lankawe A/L walata.
is it possible to study(a/l) economics and business studies within one year without prior knowledge?
Please discuss with a suitable teacher and ask him whether you can do these subjects in one year.
Samodhi Herath says
Now I have choose my A/L subiects as combined maths,physics & ICT .so ,can I enter IT Faculty in moratuwa university & what are the A/L results needed?
Mama art walin , karanna inne A/L.
Mama geography & media thoragena thiyenne. Anith eka thoraganne kohomada
Is it impossible to enter the Engineering Faculty when doing ICT in Maths Stream rather than doing Chemistry?
What are the subjects that I can do with western music?can I do languages with western music?can you explain me what are the jobs with those subjects ?
Sir what should I do for my A/Ls if I want to do psychology in the future?
Is it okay if I do Arts as in English Literature, ICT & French?
Or else can I do Biology, English Literature & ICT?
Can’t do Biology with arts subjects or Ict
What about English Lit, ICT and French?
Sir can I do Combined Maths Physics and ICT in order to do ICT at university and to be a software engineer?
If then to which stream does I belong to? Physical science or Arts?
With ICT you cannot do software engineering in ad engineering faculty.
I did the same combination as you and Yes you can do ICT with maths and physics to become a software engineer.then your stream will be other,not physical science or arts.
Hello sir just now I had passed my o/l’s and now I have an idea to go through technology.Can you please tell me what can I do after that.
Very difficult to say. But remember you cannot be an engineer with technology.
S.I Attanayake says
Sir can’t I choose my advanced level subjects as Combined Maths, Physics, and ICT do do a degree in computer science ( not ICT)
Yes you can do computer science degree at University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Sir can we choose combined maths,physics,ICT
Yes. but without Chemistry you cannot goto Engineering faculty and some Physical science courses.
Osida dilan says
Mta accounts economic ekka ict krnna puluwanda
can i do the exam maths, physics and Engineering Technology instead of chemistry
moksha senanayaka says
I want a/l physics past papers 2011-2017 sinhala medium with marking scheme
Can I do biology in eng medium and chemistry, physics in sinhala medium.will it be a disadvantage to me? School says if it is I should select all the subjects in eng medium.what’s the best?
You should select all subjects in one medium.
Mata biology ,agriculture subject 2th ekk chemisty wenuwata wena subject ekkak karanna puluwanda ……please reply
If you need to bio science then you have to do chemistry.
Piyumi Perera says
I sat for the GCE Advanced Level Examination in Biology, Physics and Chemistry. Second time I need to change the field of physics in field agriculture science. What are the steps that should be taken? I am a school candidate .
You can write next year in bio, physics and agriculture. apply exam in these subjects. But need to study this new subject in short time.
Mama technology karanna hithan inne mata ake subject thoraganna amarui podi help akak denawada . subject tikai awala wisthara tikaku denna
a/l technology subject combinations
Sir i want to know z score for art.combined maths.and Ict combination.i did exam 2017 for architecture.waiting for reply
I did my al by other stream..with art.ict.combined maths.I want to know about this subject z scrores for 2017