O Levels (IX-XI)
Students are introduced to the O-Level curriculum in Grade 9 and take a variety of new subjects, such as biology, chemistry, and physics. While initially intimidating, the variety of subjects offered at the O level gives students the chance to explore their academic interests before having to make a significant decision at the end of the year. Students choose their O Level subjects for the following two years before entering Grade 10. Students must select one of the three major subject groups—biology, computer, or commerce—in addition to the required subjects. Additionally, students must choose two electives from a wide range of subjects to further their academic interests.
Students in Grades 10 and 11 focus on their mandatory subjects as well as their major groups and subjects that they have chosen. During this time, students receive extensive practice using learning objectives, past papers, the marking scheme, and examiners’ reports. The O Level exams for Pakistan Studies, Urdu, and Islamiyat are taken in Grade 10; the other exams are taken in Grade 11.