If you have recently completed matriculation, then you may be wondering about your next step. This is because there are so many different study options after matric exams, that it is confusing to determine the best option for you.
So, if you are currently in the process of deciding your next step after matric exams, here are options for you:
Matriculation consists of 9th class and 10th class. After matric, you must pursue a higher secondary school certificate (HSSC). This is for 11th and 12th class and is known as Intermediate. Faculty of Science, or FSc, is a popular option for students interested in studying science. FSc students appear for 4 compulsory subjects, and 3 elective subjects, where the compulsory subjects are as follows:
There are two subject groups for FSc.
1. Pre-Engineering Group
Pre-engineering is suitable if you are interested in engineering. FSc students of pre-engineering must appear for the following 3 elective subjects:
2. Pre-Medical Group
Pre-medical is suitable if you are interested in medicine because after completing FSc pre-medical with good scores, you will be eligible to apply to medical school. These are the elective subjects in pre-medical:
If you are interested in humanities then the Faculty of Arts (FA) is ideal for you. FA students appear for the compulsory subjects (English, Urdu, Islamiat, Pakistan Studies), along with 3 elective subjects. There is a variety of elective subjects to choose from, including:
As an FA Intermediate student, you will have the opportunity to enter into many different career paths, according to your elective subjects.
If you are interested in technology, you can opt for Intermediate in Computer Science (ICS) after matric exams. This is because there are many computer-related career opportunities available to ICS students. In addition to the 4 compulsory subjects (English, Urdu, Islamiat, Pakistan Studies), there are 2 groups in ICS.
The ICS stats group will be suitable if you are good at math because the 3 elective subjects are:
ICS Physics group consists of a combination of computer studies and science subjects, which are:
As a business-oriented student, you can gain admission to Intermediate in Commerce (ICOM). This is because will study business-related elective subjects, such as:
A-Levels are a British-standard educational qualification issued by the General Certificate of Education (GCE). The above options are administered by the Pakistani educational authorities, while A-Levels is an international standard qualification. As an A-Level student, you will likely study 3 subjects. Moreover, your final exams will be invigilated by the British Council.
There are a wide variety of subjects offered in A-Levels, for students of science, business, or humanities. These subjects include physics, chemistry, biology, computer studies, business studies, economics, accounting, psychology, law, etc…
Keep in mind that after the completion of A-Levels, your result must be equivilated to HSSC to be recognized by Pakistani universities.
Clearly, there is no shortage of study options after the matric exams. Whether you opt for Intermediate or A-Levels, there are many subject options according to your interest. However, you should research each subject group and read the syllabus and past papers to determine what is right for you.