Secondary Education Examination (SEE) (previously known as SLC) is arguably the most popular examination of Nepal. SEE examination is also homologous with the title "iron gate" probably because it opens the door for higher education here in Nepal.
The grades earned in each course by the student are recorded on the student’s permanent record. The analysis of student's achievement will be made with the connection to the attainment of the specific objectives of the course. Grades below C+ are not considered satisfactory for students who want to enroll in reputed plus two colleges. Hence, if the student scores a low grade, then he/he can participate in a re-exam to improve the grade.
As soon as you are done with SEE, you have to get the clarification of further studies regarding the selection of courses and the college. The course you pursue after SEE will decide what you will be in the future. For example, if you aspire to be a doctor then you should enroll in Ten Plus Two Science or Equivalent with Biology as one of the major subjects. If you want to be a Manager or Chartered Accountant (CA) then you can opt for either Ten Plus Two in Management or Ten Plus Two Science or their equivalents.
After SEE the students can enroll in different streams namely Science, Management, Humanities, and Education. The programs are as follows:
Science basically explains how things work and use the knowledge to make the world a better place to live in. Science breeds new technologies, inventions, discoveries and makes our life easier. If you are curious to know how the universe works, the reason for the blue color of the sky, the inner working of the cells or you want to pursue a career in highly specialized professions like medicine, engineering, natural sciences, etc, then Science is what you should opt for.
This two years course offers Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, and Computer. The program aims to equip students for further studies in technology, medicine, engineering, biotechnology, etc. One of the major perks of studying Science is after its completion students can pursue higher studies in any discipline- agriculture, forestry, or even Management and Humanities.
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If you are seeking Accounting, Managerial, Entrepreneurship roles in future as your Career, then this course is for you. After the completion of this course, students get a strong foundation in Accounting, Marketing, Business, Hotel Management, etc. which will give them a solid foundation to pursue higher studies in Management.
Some of the popular Management courses in Bachelor level are Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) (offered by both National or International Universities), Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS), Bachelor of Hotel Management (BHM), Bachelor in Travel and Tourism Management (BTTM), BBA-BI etc.
Students may get entry-level jobs in Banking institutions or administrative posts in any private/public institutions after they pass 10+2 in Management. This may require some training related to the nature of Jobs.
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Humanities is like a big hole of history where we can dig out the customs, language, art, culture, lifestyle, ancestry, innovations etc. It is an extensive subject that touches upon the core human values of humanism, hospitality, and social co-existence. It is a two-year course that offers various subjects under it, such as, Literature, Mass Communication/Journalism, Rural Economics, Population Studies, Sociology etc.
This stream is pursued by the individuals who have a passion for building a career in a social field. It is a mixture of aesthetics and knowledge. Unfortunately, even with comprehensive and extensive subjects available through Humanities stream, it is overlooked and taken for granted among the students choosing it in Higher Secondary Level in Nepal.
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Education course covers a broad range of topics from educational policy and history to curriculum design and teaching techniques. Students are able to explore in teaching and learning about how new methodology can be applied to boost quality education on an unprecedented scale.
This course is considered to be one of the central roles in the development of society because teaching is considered almost universally to be one of the most noble and respectable professions.
Like all such courses, it is loaded with responsibility and potentiality, for which practitioners must be trained to a high level using the latest techniques. Whether it’s the all-round skills needed to teach younger children or the subject-specific expertise necessary to train students at more advanced levels, this course offers it all.
Education course is designed with the prime objective of making student capable of being competent tutors and teachers, but it is not just limited to that. Students can branch out into other areas by conducting research, case studies etc. to bring their innovative approach to how education can be made more efficient in contemporary time.
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5. GCE A Level (Science and Non-Science)
The General Certificate of Education (GCE) 'AS' and 'A' Levels of Cambridge University, is one of the most recognized qualifications as secondary level education globally.
The course is usually studied over a two year period as an Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level and Advanced (A or A2) level. 'A' Level is equivalent to the Secondary (10+2) / the two-year Intermediate level studies or PCL/Diploma Level in Nepal. Students can enroll in medical/ engineering Colleges or pursue higher education in Management, IT, Pure Sciences or Social Sciences after the completion of course.
The course is offered in two streams (Click the link to view the details). They are:
The Science stream consists of Physical Group (with Core subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics), and Biological Group (with Core subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Biology). Similarly, the Non-Science stream consists of Management Group (with Core Subjects Accounting, Business, and Economics) and Humanities Group (with core subjects Economics, Sociology ,and Psychology).
Apart from these core papers, all students are required to give the examination of English (General Paper). Students can also choose one course according to their interest.
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6. Diploma / Certificate Level programs - CTEVT
Apart from these courses, students can also enroll in Technical education or Vocational Training. Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) offers more than 51 Diploma/Certificate/ TSLC programs in various fields like Health, Engineering, Agriculture, Hotel management, Medicine etc.
These programs are skill-oriented and aim to recognize the different skills, passion, and expertise of the students and nurture them for the job industry. Students can also enroll in various Bachelor Level programs after the completion of this course.
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Some of the popular Diploma/Certificate Level programs offered by CTEVT are: