Changes in equivalence formula for O & A levels
ISLAMABAD, Dec 7: The government has introduced considerable changes in the formulas
governing equivalence of British degrees of 'O' and 'A' Levels of Pakistani
students to Secondary School Certificate (SSC) or matriculation, and Higher
Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) or intermediate, respectively.
long, it was mandatory for O Level students to pass a minimum of seven subjects.
The Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC), which does equivalence, used to
count the marks or grades of just five subjects of them for equivalence purpose,
IBCC Secretary Ramzan Achakzai told this correspondent.
Now, the O Level
students must pass eight subjects and marks of all of them would be computed in
their equivalence certificates. It has been made compulsory to clear the
subjects of English, Urdu, Islamiat, Pakistan Studies and Mathematics along with
three elective subjects. The science students can now have Computer Sciences in
place of Biology along with physics and chemistry. But from next year, the
subject of computer sciences would not be allowed as replacement for Biology,
and such students would have to pass biology.
However, those doing O and
A Levels from abroad are not required to have the compulsory subjects of Urdu,
Islamiat and Pakistan Studies. But they would have to study English and
Mathematics as compulsory subjects. For the purpose of equivalence of their
degrees, grades they had achieved in five subjects would be taken into
Till next year, the O Level students, who had cleared
compulsory subjects along with Physics, Chemistry and add Maths will have the
facility of having add maths as replacement of Biology or computer sciences.
Similarly, for the purpose of equivalence, the O Level students who had opted
for Human and Social Biology prior to June 2006 in place of Biology would be
permitted to have it.
The official said that the students of O and A
Levels, SSC and HSSC have been allowed to improve the grades of any individual
subject within one year of the examination held for the same.
He said the
IBCC would be bound to revise the equivalence certificates in the light of the
improved grade. And so would do all examination boards in the case of detailed
marks sheets. According to another important decision, A Level students of
humanities group would have to pass a minimum of three subjects to get
equivalence to HSSC. Currently, just two subjects are required. In the case of
science students, three subjects are already needed for equivalence to the
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"So which subjects are needed for O level equillence for arts/social sciences/humanities subjects for equillence and is this necessary to give full 8subjects for equlillence in social sciences subjects??as i just have 7subjects...dont have maths.. and i need equillence for only Alevels so can my Alevels only be taken for IBCC equillence....i dont want to give my Olevels results... just Alevels..is this possible?"
City, Country: LAHORE,PK
"Kindly tell me My son from china ( holding Chinese passport )doning o level in Lahore these subjects . 1-English 2- islamyat 3- Pakistan study 4-physics 5-Chimistery 6-math 7-ad math 8-computer Can you tell me how many subjects he can study Thanks"
City, Country:Lhr Pakistan