Dear Parents and Students,
We understand this time has been a very stressful one. However rest assured, we have been working tirelessly to ensure that our students receive the best, and fairest, possible chance despite the uniquely troubling times we are in. The Cambridge team in Pakistan has been extremely supportive and is working closely with all schools across the country. The Cambridge Team has provided us with two options, with regard to O/A Level examinations:
- A grading option: Students who are choosing the grading option will be evaluated on their performance over the course of their O/A Level programme, which includes internal tests and examinations, predicted grades, school recommendation etc. Cambridge will be in touch and will provide further details for this option. There will be another email sent out shortly, as soon as we receive clarification from Cambridge on the grading option, and we strongly recommend that students and parents consistently check their emails to remain updated and informed.
- A deferral option: Students can delay taking their examinations until the Oct/Nov 2020 examination period, with the full support of their institution.
In light of the recent Cambridge announcement LACAS has decided the following:
For A2 Students
a) LACAS will be providing a choice to all A2 students to either opt for the grading option (as described above) or to appear for their A Level examinations in the October/November options.
b) For students who desire to start their undergraduate studies in August/September 2020 it may be a good idea to opt for the grading option.
For O Level (Grade 10 and 11) Students
To facilitate O Level students LACAS is recommending students to opt for the grading option (as described above). LACAS will send the data of each child to Cambridge for evaluation.
Please note however if parents and students do not want to exercise this option LACAS will accommodate all students who want to sit for their O Level examinations in October/November.
Way forward for Grade 11
Students of grade 11 will start the A Level programme in June 2020. The school schedule will be sent to students shortly along with details of the orientation week. Students who wish to take their O Level examinations in October/November 2020 will be given two weeks off for guided revision and time off for their examinations. School will resume after the O Level examination session to ensure that students do not fall behind on their A Level course.
As a consequence of the disruption to this academic year, we do anticipate a fall-out in the next academic year. However we will try and keep this to the minimum by starting the A Level courses in June and by reorganizing the A Level calendar in the next academic year.
Students of grade 10, 11 and A2 are requested to please submit their choice to the following e mail addresses latest by Thursday April 9, 2020. The e mail must include the students’ name, father’s name. roll number and/or NIC number and clearly state which option they will go for. Option 1 grading option and option 2 October/November option.
A Level Johar Town: email@example.com
Burki A Level and O level (grade 10 and 11) students: firstname.lastname@example.org
Johar Town Boys O Level (grade 10 and 11) students: email@example.com
Johar Town Girls O Level (grade 10 and 11) students: firstname.lastname@example.org
CSC Boys and Girls (grade 10 and 11) students: email@example.com
Gulberg Boys O Level (grade 10 and 11) students: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gulberg Girls O Level (grade 10 and 11) students: email@example.com
Gujranwala (grade 10 and 11) students: firstname.lastname@example.org