Schools in Sri Lanka
French language is taught as a foreign language in some sri lankan schools at the secondary level since over three decades. These schools follow the syllabus prepared by the National Institute of Education (NIE) which prepares syllabuses for all levels (pre school, primary and secondary) and for all the subjects taught in Sri Lankan schools.
The present syllabuses of the General Certificate of Education (Advanced level) and of the General Certificate of Education (Ordinary level) were designed by the NIE in 2009 respectively.
The G.C.E. (Ordinary level) is the first public exam in the secondary level and pupils follow this 2 year programme during their10th and 11th academic years. This examination is scheduled for December every year.
The G.C.E. (Advanced level) examination which is equivalent to French baccalaureate as a final exam at the end of the secondary school programme and qualifies students to enter the university, is held at the end of the 13th academic year. This examination is scheduled for August every year.
At the G.C.E. (O/L), the student prepares for 8 compulsory subjects during 2 years:
1. mother tongue (Sinhala or Tamil)
2. second language ( English)
5. social studies
7. aesthetic subject (dancing/music/art)
8. technologal studies
The student can select 3 extra subjects (maximum) for this exam but the school does not assure classes for them. For French, students follow classes at the Alliance française or take private tuition elsewhere.
At the G.C.E. (A/L), the student studies 3 subjects in the stream he or she has selected. The available streams are: science, maths, commerce and arts.
The Department of Examination which is under the Ministry of Education has the authority in conducting national examinations. For G.C.E. (A/L), this department prepares examinations in the following foreign languages: French, German, Japanese, Hindi and Arabic.
Colombo and around...
Belvoir College International - 20, Dickman’s Road, Colombo 5.
Elizabeth Moir International School - 4/20, Thalakotuwa Gardens, Colombo 5.
Colombo International School - 28, Gregory’s Rd.,Colombo 7.
Asian International School - Thalakotuwa Gardens, Colombo 5.
Wycherly International School - 232, Bauddhaloka Mawatha,Colombo 7.
Leighton Park International - 148/2A Kinsey Road, Colombo 8.
Lyceum International School - Raymond Road, Nugegoda.
Royal Institute - Chapel Road, Nugegoda.
Colombo South International School - S Jayasinghe Mawatha, Kalubowila.
Overseas School of Colombo - Pelawatta, Battaramulla.
Kularathne Mw.Colombo 10
Tel: 2 69 55 03
Boyd Place Colombo 3
Tel: 2 42 26 91
Holy Family Convent
Bambalapitiya Colombo 4
Tel: 2 58 72 61
Sir Earnest de Silva Mw, Colombo 7
Tel: 2 57 43 03
58 Rosmead Place Colombo 7
Tel: 2 69 50 48
Muslim Ladies College
Kensington Gardens Colombo 4
Tel: 2 58 86 66
Race course av.Colombo 7
Tel: 2 6952 562
St. Bridget’s Convent
C.W.W.Kannangara MwColombo 7
Tel: 2 69 52 00
St. Paul’s Girls School
Milagiriya, Colombo 5
Tel: 2 58 82 21
Vajira Road Colombo 5
Tel: 2 58 82 29
Devi Balika Vidyalaya
Model Farm Road Colombo 8
Sujatha Balika Vidyalaya
St Mary’s Convent
St. Thomas Girls High School
Sacred Heart Convent
MahaMaya Girls College
Girls High School
Pushpadana Girls College
Good Shepherd Convent
Viharamahadevi Girls College
St Anthony’s Girls College
Badi-ud-in Mahmud Girls College
Hemamali Balika Maha Vidyalaya
Swarnamali Balika Maha Vidyalaya
St. Josephs Balika Maha Vidyalaya
Maliyadeva Boys College