Topics: High school, Diploma, Education Pages: 9 (2148 words) Published: February 14, 2013


The major principle for equivalence of qualification is to identify the relevant stage in Pak. System by considering the number of schooling years and subjects of a foreign system, if the system does not match with the Pakistani model.

2. British System
A) GCE ‘O’ Level, GCSE, IGCSE and Equivalent:
GCE ‘O’ Level is considered equivalent to Secondary School Certificate (SSC) subject to meeting the requirement of Scheme of Studies as under:

i) Pakistan Based Examinations: Eight subjects including Compulsory English, Mathematics, Urdu, Islamiyat, Pakistan Studies and three electives. ii) Overseas Based Examinations: Five subjects including English, Mathematics and three electives.

To qualify for Science Group it is necessary to pass Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology/Computer Science. Rest will be placed in General/Arts/Humanities Group. B) GCE ‘A’ Level and Equivalent:

GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ level are considered equivalent to Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC/Intermediate) subject to meeting the specified requirement for various stream/groups as under: i) Pre-Medical Group: Eight/five ‘O’ level subjects (including English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) and three ‘A’ levels (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) with minimum E Grade. ii) Pre-Engineering Group: Eight/five ‘O’ level subjects (including English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics Biology/Computer Studies) and three ‘A’ level subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) with minimum E Grade. iii) General Science Group: Eight/five ‘O’ level subjects with three ‘A’ level subjects iv) Humanities Group: Eight/five ‘O’ level subjects including English and Mathematics with three ‘A’ level subjects. a- All Pakistani nationals appearing for examinations from Pakistan shall have to pass Urdu, Islamiyat, Pakistan Studies and Mathematics along with other required subjects to qualify for equivalence.

i. If a Pakistani/dual national candidate studies and appears for examination from abroad, Urdu, Islamiyat and Pakistan Studies will not be considered compulsory requirements.

3. American System
i)Equivalence with SSC: Grade 9 and 10 from Accredited institutions with required number of credits. ii) Equivalence with HSSC: Grade 11 and 12 from Accredited institutions having Diploma with required number of credits.

Basic rules and requirements for Equivalence:
1. Original High School Diploma.
2. Grade-9 thru 12 original Official consolidated (4 years) Transcript duly sealed, signed and embossed by the issuing authority, USA (by the Ministry of Education, Canada) and enclosed in an envelope to be opened by an officer or official of IBCC. Grade-9,10,11 and 12 Subjects should be recorded separately. Note: If the candidate has passed grade-9 thru 12 education through more than one institution then he/she will have to provide original official transcripts of each institute separately alongwith copy of accreditation of all the institutions. Otherwise case will be considered incomplete. 3. Date of entrance and discharge of the candidate in concerned institution(s). 4. Proof/ attested copy of Certificate of Accreditation of the concerned School with any one recognized US Department of Education Accrediting Associations of USA. 5. Graduation requirements (total earned credits by the student and total required credits for Graduation High School Diploma). 6. School Profile (i.e. High School Program Planning Guide/Course Description Guide etc.) 7. Original Advance placement Grade Report duly issued by AP College Board, USA, sealed/enclosed in an envelope to be opened by an officer or official of IBCC in case of AP Courses. 8. Explanation of abbreviation of the subjects and codes which are used in the student’s...
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