GCE(O/L) pass rates over time


Posted on October 7, 2008  /  26 Comments

(Pass rate = percent of school candidates passing 6 subjects including math and language)

GCE O/L pass rates have doubled over the decade spanning 1995 to 2005.Here are some data (data_ed_ol_examresults1 What do you make of the data?

1. From 1995 to 2000 the pass rates increased dramatically 20% to 40%. Why? Is it because:

a. Education reforms have had an effect

b. Benefits of public education became increasingly more available to all

c. More and more students are getting help from tuition classes

d. The mathematics papers have got easier over time (e.g. geometry has become and optional topic

(The rate in 1999 is an anomaly because in that year the department of examination gave the candidates the option of two papers –one regular and another easier– in math and science, dramatically increasing the pass rates to 50% but the two paper system was discontinued in 2000.

2. From 2001 the rates have not increased significantly above 40%. Why?

a. Education reforms are not having an effect

b. Benefits of public education are expropriated by a 40% or so of the population

c. We have reached a saturation point

d. The mathematics paper or other crucial exam paper/s have got more difficult

e. We are at the beginning of another period of increasing pass rates.

26 Comments


  1. hi,
    if you could please provide me some more details about the statistical details of O\L examination for 20years from now. i will be using those for my research purpose .

    thank you
    sajith

  2. Please i need to see my one of relations G.C.E. o/L/ results, so could i search by their names. please provide that , thanks
    Viraji

  3. Will you pls send me the passing percentages of aesthetic subjects(Art, Dancing & Music) of past 5 years.. It will help for my research project..

    Thanks,

  4. if you could please provide me past O/L and A/L results for 10 years from now,for my research project.

  5. i need last 4 years GCE OL english past papers

  6. I need the GCE O/L pastpapers since 2005

  7. R.A. Sashee Madushanka

    I need to see my o/l exam result in 2001

    Thank you

  8. g.h.d.t.sampath jayasekara

    I need my o/l results sheet please reply my email
    Index no 12903868

  9. I need to see my o/l exam result in 2001 and 2002

    Thank you

  10. I need to see my o/l exam result in 2001 and 2002
    iost my index number
    have my nic number
    842360277v

    Thank you

  11. I need to my A/L orginal Result sheet in 1999.
    my index no.9177558

    thank you.

  12. munihinge chamila kumara

    i want see my 0/l risult 2002.i have index number 11936770

  13. munihinge chamila kumara

    plz l want my o/l risult very soon.plzz help me.. index numbr 11936770.

  14. munihinge nadeeka dilhani

    i want my a/l risult.index.7639090

  15. Batewela widanelage pradeep chaminda rathnayaka

    I lost my o/l index number plz help to find it tnx

  16. Hi,
    I want to see my 2012 o/l examination results,
    I lost my index number, I have my nic number 953392348v
    Please help me out with this, Thankyou.

  17. I want to see my 2012 o/l english exam result. I lost my index no. This my NIC No 926692534V. Pls help me with this.

  18. I want to see my 1995 o/l exam result. i lost my index no. i have my NIC number 782862987V. Please help me out with this, Thank You.

  19. I forgot my index number. I want to know my O/
    L results in 2013 Sri Lanka my nic 963342080v how to get please halp me

  20. i lost my index ol index number i done ol exam in 2015. My nic number is 987730447v i want imidiatly. How to get my index number.

  21. priyanka uruthirakumar

    i did my o/l exam in 2008 and i lost my index number. i urgently need my index number now.plz help me

  22. Hirantha kavinga palihakkara

    Ict ,art,commars ,math,

  23. w.m lilan anjana gunawardhana

    I lost my index number.please i want a 2016 o/l exam result.i have my nic number 961643007v please help me very soon

  24. i did my o/l exam in 2002 my index number.24612596 i urgentlyplz help me

  25. I NEED URGENT MY INDEX NUMBER 24612596

  26. i did my o/l exam in 2014 and i lost my index number. i urgently need my index number now.plz help me

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