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.
Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) is Pakistan’s popular qualification for 16 to 18 years old. It is recognized by leading universities and employers not only in Pakistan but also in abroad. This qualification is renowned for developing vital educational skills, including recall of known, oral skills, problem solving, initiative, team work and investigative skills. It is tried, tested and trusted by schools, colleges & universities worldwide. The Higher Secondary School Certificate, also known as HSSC, is a public examination taken by students of Intermediate college Junior college in Pakistan, after finishing Matriculation in grade IX and X, the students 17 to 19 years in grade XI and XII take the Higher Secondary examination. The Higher Secondary Certificate is subdivided in Science and non-Science programs. The students concentrating in Science programs are awarded Faculty in Science (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 at Roots International Schools & Colleges

Roots College International offers HSSC qualification with Pre Engineering, Pre medical, General Science and Commerce & Humanities .The curriculum usually includes a combination of seven courses including elective and compulsory subjects. . The major subjects which are taken in Faculty in Science (F.Sc) are Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics English and Computer Science while others are awarded Faculty in Arts (F.A.) certificate. The Students concentrating on business subjects are awarded Intermediate in Commerce (I.Com). The Higher Secondary Schools are Junior colleges or Intermediate colleges in Pakistan.

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

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

1. Higher secondary School certifi­cate (HSSC) is two years program and students of the age of 15 minimum can enter in this qualifi­cation.
2. Students who received Secondary School Certi­ficate (SSC) / IGCSE/OLEVEL certifi­cate (Passed in eight subjects minimum) are also eligible.
3. Students will be administered after taking test in English, Urdu and in their selected subjects in order to evaluate their academic abilities besides taking into account their previous academic record.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

Higher Secondary School Certi­ficate (HSSC) quali­fication comprises on two years and exam will be taken at the end of each academic year separately by relative Exams Boards i.e. Federal Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (FBISE) / Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISE). At the end of 1st year, students take exam of prescribed half syllabus and in 2nd year, they take the exam of remaining syllabus. HSSC proves the score of whole two years. Examinations are held in April each year with result issued in August. It is mandatory for all students to be registered with Roots College International (RCI) before taking the Board Examination.

AVAILABILITY OF SUBJECTS

In HSSC, scheme of study includes 6 subjects in Science / Arts while 7 subjects in commerce group. The curriculum includes a combination of 3 compulsory 3/4 elective subjects. (4 elective subjects in commerce group.


COMPULSORY SUBJECTS HSSC-I
  • 1 English
  • 2 Urdu
  • 3 Islamic Education
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS HSSC-II
  • 1 English
  • 2 Urdu
  • 3 Pakistan Studies
  • PRE ENGINEERING
  • PRE MEDICAL
  • COMMERCE
  • GENERAL SCIENCE
  • HUMANITIES
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES
  • Curriculum & Syllabus
  • Summer Classes
  • Well Equipped Lab
  • Parental Involvement
  • Assessment Criteria

HSSC curriculum offers variety of routes for learners with a wide range of abilities, along with the ways that can help them to refine their abilities and skills. The syllabus is set by Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) which is an international board of education in Pakistan. Subjects offered are rigorously taught by seasoned and experienced faculty, with extensive training on the program. The course differs for each subject, but there will be a mix of assessment methods, which may include coursework, practical exercises, oral and listening tests, projects and written examinations.

  • Requirements
  • Re-Admission
  • Scholarships & Awards
  • Parental Involvement

1- Application for admission is to be made on the prescribed form. These forms dully filled in and signed by the applicant as well as by the parents / guardian of the applicant must be submitted by the last date notified.
2- The following documents should accompany each application: –
Mark sheet\ Certificate of S.S.C. (Matriculation), O level (Equivalence certificate) [HSSC-I]*
Mark sheet\ Certificate of H.S.S.C. (Matriculation), A Level (Equivalence certificate) [HSSC-II]*
NOC\Original Migration Certificate (for students other than Federal Board)
3- Gap Certificate (for students having a year gap)
4- passport size photographs (blue background)
5- College leaving certificate
6- B- Form
7- Parent ID card copy
*Students getting admission in this level