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 2019, 2020 and 2021.

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.