Higher Secondary School Certificate

The Higher Secondary School Certificate, also known as HSSC, is an examination taken by students after taking Secondary School Certificate (SSC) / IGCSE / O LEVEL. The students of the age of 16 to 18 years are eligible for taking this Higher Secondary School examination.
HSSC (F.SC / F.A / I.COM / ICS) is subdivided into Science and non-Science programs.
This level of education is also called the FSc/FA/ICS or ‘intermediate‘. There are many streams students can choose for their 11 and 12 grades, such as pre-medical, pre-engineering, humanities (or social sciences), computer science and commerce. Each stream consists of three electives and as well as three compulsory subjects of English, Urdu, Islamic Education (grade 11 only) and Pakistan Studies (grade 12 only). These certificates are equivalent to the Junior college Associate degree awarded in United States of America and UK A levels Qualification. Completion of each of the two grades, they again take standardized tests in their academic subjects. Upon successful completion of these examinations, students are awarded the Higher Secondary School Certificate (or HSSC).
(F.Sc.) in which the students choose their Pre-Engineering, Pre-medical and Computer Science (referred as Science General) Programs. For students who want to pursue their career in Social Sciences and Humanities HSSC provides Faculty in Arts (FA) which is a holistic approach of all the contemporary social sciences subjects.

HSSC Taught At Roots College International (RCI)

Roots College International (RCI) is the islands of excellence and going to maintain excellent record in SSC Examinations, affiliated with FBISE & BISE. We are committed to ensure excellent standards and quality results at SSC & HSSC level with the help of our highly qualifi­ed teaching faculty. Our Graduates ROOTSIANS qualifi­ed and received renowned placements in a country. Roots College International (RCI) offers the HSSC qualifi­cations in following ­five groups:
1. Pre Medical Group
2. Pre Engineering Group
3. Commerce Group
4. General Science Group
5. Humanities Group


  • 1 English
  • 2 Urdu
  • 3 Islamic Education


  • 1 English
  • 2 Urdu
  • 3 Pakistan Studies
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics


  • Study Support Classes
  • Curriculum & Syllabus
  • Summer Classes
  • Well Equipped Lab
  • Parental Involvement
  • Assessment Criteria
  • Crash Course Plan

RCI is sensitive towards individual difference and variable abilities of students. Innovative and effective learning methods are used and Special remedial classes are arranged after school hours and whenever a need arises providing extra study support to the students.

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