Gateway Colleges Colombo, Kandy and Negombo had much to celebrate with several students achieving outstanding academic results during the last academic year.
All three schools held their Awards Days recently in the distinguished presence of the High Commissioner of Australia, Kathy Klugman, Research Professor of Institute of Fundamental Studies, Professor Savithri Kumar and the Managing Director of NCC Education UK, Dr. Felix Stravens as the Chief Guests in Colombo, Kandy and Negombo respectively
There were 13 Gateway students who achieved 7 A Stars or above at the June 2010 Edexcel IGCSE Examination. This included three students who obtained 11 A Stars each. Thilina Panduwawala of Gateway College Colombo and Apsara Tennakoon of Gateway College Kandy topped the list with 11 A Stars and an A each.
Twenty three students received 3 A grades or more at the Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level of which Nishan Srishankar of Gateway College, Colombo, who received the best IGCSE/OL result in Sri Lanka last year, repeated his success by achieving 5 A Grades.
Eighteen students received 3 As or more at Advanced Level (A2). Ramesh Weerakoon (Four A*s), Anjali Rajadurai (5As) and Dulanjani Soundararajan (2A*s and 2As) received Edexcel Trophies for receiving the best Advanced Level results in each school.
Gateway College is proud to offer the largest, most comprehensive selection of educational choices – enabling parents and students to choose the best education programme for academic growth and success.
The choices are:
• 4 GCE Advanced Level subjects
• 3 GCE Advanced Level subjects and International Diploma in IT
• 3 GCE Advanced Level subjects and International Diploma in Business
• The International Foundation Programme
The range of subjects offered at Advanced Level Science, Business and Humanities sectors include Mathematics, Further Maths, Pure Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Business Studies, Accounts, Applied ICT, English Language and Literature and Psychology. They have been arranged in a way where even uncommon combinations of subjects can be taken to suit students’ future careers. Gateway strongly encourages the students who wish to pursue demanding careers such as Medicine and Engineering to study four AL subjects.
Students also have the option of taking three Advanced Level subjects along with a Diploma and thereby fast tracking their Degree studies. Through this arrangement, they are also able to keep their options open until they complete the two years of study at Advanced Level where they could even opt for a different career to what they were planning at the commencement of their Advanced Level studies.
Gateway Graduate School, in partnership with NCC Education UK, offers a choice of two Diplomas. These Diplomas (International Diploma in Computer Studies – IDCS and International Diploma in Business – IDB) done over two years, is equivalent to the first year of a British Degree. The second year (leading to the Advanced Diploma) and the final year (leading to a Degree by the University of Wales, (UK) can be followed at the Gateway Graduate School.
Therefore, taking this route, a student can obtain an internationally recognised British Degree in Sri Lanka, at a fraction of the cost of studying in the UK. Students also have the option of transferring to universities in UK, USA or Australia following the completion of the Diploma. The International Foundation Programme is available at the Gateway Graduate School for students who wish to join the Degree pathway after Sri Lankan or London GCE O’Levels. Having completed the Foundation Programme, students are able to join the first year of the Degree. The programme, in addition to raising students’ English level will also provide a firm grounding in Business and Computing along with other important skills.
Gateway College stands out among the international schools in Sri Lanka as it follows the English National Curriculum from Foundation Stage up to Advanced Level. The experienced and qualified staff of the school is supported with state-of-the-art facilities and resources. Gateway College enjoys accredited teaching center status from Edexcel-UK, Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and NCC Education-UK.
Students taking all these options have access to a wide range of sports and co-curricular activities. The newly established Career Counselling and Guidance Unit offers extensive support in securing university placements and academic scholarships. The firm, friendly and fair environment that prevails within the school help Gateway students to receive the finest global education within our unique cultural heritage.
Gateway Colleges are located at Colombo : No. 185, Koswatte Road, Off Royal Gardens, Rajagiriya 011-2888288, Kandy: No. 80, Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Mw., Asgiriya, Kandy 081 – 2200300 and Negombo: No. 62, Negombo road, Kurana. 031-2227722.
Details of the Gateway Graduate School can be obtained from the Registrar by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 2888858 or 2877277.
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