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Medium of Instruction
Sinhala, and Tamil languages are the medium of instruction with English taking the place of a compulsory second language. This arrangement came about owing to a Government policy in the 1960’s, which precluded English medium education. However, English is now permitted to be a medium of instruction for selected subjects such as Mathematics, Science and Social Studies and St. Benedict’s College has already commenced an additional stream in English medium after a lapse of 40 years.

Examinations
Sri Lankan schools follow the British Education System, with the following country – wide public examinations.
  • Year 5
  • G.C.E Ordinary Level (Year 11)
  • G.C.E Advance Level (Year 13)
This is also the entry examination for university studies.

Curriculum
G.C.E Ordinary Level Examination – Compulsory
  • Religion
  • Sinhala/Tamil Language
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Commerce
G.C.E Ordinary Level Examination – Optional
  • Art
  • Oriental Dancing
  • Eastern Music
  • Western Music
  • English Literature
G.C.E Advance Level Examination
  • Science
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Combined Maths
    • Biology
  • Arts
    • Political Science
    • History
    • Art
    • Logic
    • Geography
    • Christianity (R.C)
  • Commerce
    • Economics
    • Business Studies
    • Business Statistics
    • Accounts
Students are required to select any three subjects from above as well as answer a General English paper.

Information Technology (IT) Education
All students from year one receive computer education though it is not a part of the government curriculum. Students from grade 6-9 follow the globally recognized International Computer Driving License curriculum. The College possesses Three (3) international standard computer laboratories, while Internet facilities are available for the senior school. Computer Lab I
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