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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.

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.

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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Sydney Xavier
28/12/2016 08:35
Any college news for December 2016?

Santha Perera
13/06/2016 05:16
It is one year after OUR OWN SHOW. Any plans for the organisers to come out with most looked forward DVD. There seem to be a problem raising funds. DF & WELFARE please advance the money to get this g

Santha Perera
19/04/2016 02:39
Any of the Bens cricketers playing in the U19 zonal tournament?

09/02/2016 00:33
I feel we should keep the billiard table and make alternate arrangements to accommodate same in the club premises for club members use

Virosh Fernando
24/07/2014 06:55
Could we have the agenda of activities for the year 2015, so that the overseas Old Bens could plane out their holidays in Sri Lanka.

Dilshan de Silva
23/12/2013 02:07
Hi, could you please update all pages under construction ?

Virosh Fernando
09/10/2013 04:08
Appreciate if the 2013/14 Cricket fixtures are updated on the website

Santha Perera
01/02/2013 01:31
What about the Prefects investiture for year 2013????

Santha Perera
24/12/2012 12:40
Wishing all Old Bens & their families a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Niroshan Perera
16/10/2012 07:25
Hi, please advise the details about the Annual Dinner Dance - 2012.

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