At BSIC secondary school level, we move to facilitating our students with the deeper understanding of subject specific areas. Hence the students are provided a range of choices in their subjects, which help them understand to develop their capabilities.
The secondary age group extends from approximately 10 years to 12 years at lower secondary and 13 to 16 at upper secondary. Since BSIC’s education system enables her students to be well prepared for the positive intake of learning events at secondary stage, they get the opportunity in productive output and the gear up to take up their own initiative for a responsible and accountable learning.
Subject areas covered at secondary school education come in two forms.
- Forms I to III cover the Junior School
- Forms IV to VI cover the Upper Secondary School
An outstanding feature of if BSIC ‘s education system is to help your child obtain an additional qualification to what he or she currently achieves.
BSIC caters to furnishing your child with the qualification of the G.C.E O/L set by the Ministry of Education of Sri Lanka and also the qualification of international G.C.S.E of U.K.
Subject areas of junior school include,
- Religion according to the child’s need
As a result of the excellent performance showed by the students at the G.C.E. O/L examinations in the past 4 years, the board of governors of BSIC took the decision to add the EDEXEL curriculum to BSIC’s educational programme thereby. Thereby enabling the BSIC students to take the two in one programme offering subjects in the local curriculum as well as EDEXCEL curriculum.
We the BSIC take pride in providing our students with this facility of the two in one programme. For this to materialize, the BSIC works closely with Pearson EDEXL i primary and i lower secondary internal and external assessment programmes, providing students to take up EDEXCEL achievement tests for year VI(Form I) and year XI(Form VI) international branch working. BSIC considers this as facilitating the "future leaders" of BSIC into good citizanship not only at island level but also at a global level.
Upper Secondary School
Upper secondary school extends from Form IV to Form VI. In addition to the core subjects already offered at junior school, students have an option to choose from their special areas of subjects. The choice varies as follows.
- Art / Music / Literature
- Business Studies / Citizenship Education / Tamil
- Health Science / Information Technology
After having sat for the local curriculum’s GCE O/L examination conducted by the Department of Examinations Sri Lanka, for students who take the two in one programme, the subjects given below continue in the academic programme until they face the EDEXEL International GCSE’s examination the following midyear. EDEXEL International GCSE subjects are;
Both at junior school and upper secondary levels, BSIC takes the initiative to ensure the learning is subject to continuous assessment. This is done through the built in progress and achievement tests.
In order to assess the progress of students day to day learning, progress tests are conducted every third week of a month for the units of learning covered by the students.
In order to assess the term's progress and progress of the students a freshly updated term end test is conducted every term. The progress thus recorded is discussed at parental meetings which is an important feature at BSIC. This provides better transparency of the students' work with BSIC’s educational programme. At these occasions, the administration at the BSIC takes the responsibility of supporting the relevant students with scaffolding sessions in order to help students reach the expected levels and standards for specific grades.
The management of BSIC takes pride in producing a very high pass rate of 100% almost in every subject offered at the G.C.E. O/L examination facilitating students qualify for the G.C.E. A/L’s. The outstanding performance of BSIC’s students have enabled them to enter universities not only in Sri Lanka but also in countries such as Australia and U.S.A.