Upper School

We have great pleasure in welcoming you to the G.C.E. Ordinary Level section of Bishop’s College. Our section embraces the responsibility of training young minds to successfully face true academic competitiveness, while preserving the holistic nature of their educational experience.

The G.C.E. Ordinary Level section spans over grades 9 through 11, with a total of 15 classes. Instruction takes place in both Sinhala and Tamil medium, and students also have the choice of opting to follow some subjects in the English medium. Academic achievement is of high priority to us as we prepare students to face their first national examination. We want each child to experience a high quality education that helps them achieve their full potential. We also want them to become thoughtful citizens who respect each other, value their local community and recognize their place in the wider world.

The school benefits from a strong team of well experienced and talented teachers, led by Head teachers for each Grade. Special seminars as well as special examination review sessions are organized for Grade 11 students in an effort to provide optimal preparation prior to the final examination. As a result, while more than 160 students sit for the G.C.E. Ordinary Level exam from Bishop’s College annually, we have been successful in maintaining a pass rate exceeding 95% in the years 2011, 2012 and 2013.

We value the input from the parents as we believe this is essential for the teachers to be able to provide both academic and emotional guidance to our students at this critical age. In order to facilitate this interaction, we organize parents’ days and open days throughout the academic year.

Bishop’s College has always been an institution that provides ample opportunity for our students to participate and excel in a variety of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. We truly believe that these activities, together with a sound academic foundation, are imperative in developing well rounded personalities, capable of facing the challenges of modern society.

    • Results G.C.E O/L - 2014
      • Total number of students who sat the exam –147
      • 18 students obtained 9 As.
      • 11 students obtained 8 As and 1B
      • Govini Perera was ranked first at the G.C.E. Ordinary Level Examination held in December 2014.
    • G.C.E O/L – 2015

Applications for the above examination were sent on the of June 2015.

Students who requested to offer History and Religion for the O/L examination 2015 in the English medium were granted permission by the Ministry of Education. According to the rules and regulations published by the Ministry of Education, students can offer only 5 subjects in English medium excluding English and English Literature.

A student from the Special Education Unit of Bishop’s College will sit the O/L exam this year for the first time in the history of Bishop’s College.

    • Parents’ Meeting

On the 15th of May 2015, principal had a meeting with the parents of grade 11 students who scored less than 40% for the core subjects. She individually discussed with the parents what actions could be taken to improve the standards of these students.

A revision programme in Mathematics, Science, Sinhala and History is being conducted from 11th May 2015 between 6.30 and 7.30 am for the above students.

    • Seminars for Teachers

Teachers attended the training programmes organized by the Ministry of Education for the changes in the Grade 10 curriculums 2015.

Mrs. S. Raviraj, Ms. Dhammika Liyanarachchi and Mrs. Neela Hewawasam had followed the programme “Innovative Teaching Methods of Mathematics”. They shared the knowledge that they have acquired at this session with the other Maths Teachers from grades 6 to 11 at a workshop organized by the school.

    • Selection of Subjects for G.C.E (O/L)

Forms were distributed among Grade 9 students for them to select the optional subjects they intend to offer for their G.C.E O/L exam. Changes of the subjects are possible only within the first term 2016.

    • Extra Curricular Activities

Many students participated in the “Australian National Chemistry Quiz -2014”. Charindie Peris obtained a high distinction at the above quiz.

    • Physical, Health and Social Education Programme

This programme was introduced in 2015 and it is still in progress. In this programme the class teachers will have a friendly discussion with her students for a given period time on a selected topic once a fortnight.

The objective of this is to enhance the rapport between the teacher and the students, and to give a chance for the students to express their ideas on various topics.

    • Class Trips – 2015

Class trips -2015 were completed successfully.

    • Grade 9 – To Saradiyal Village –Mawanella and Pinnawela
    • Grade 10/11 – To Dambulla Rock Temple