Higher Secondary School Certificate


Higher Secondary School Certificate



AKU-EB's Higher Secondary School Certificate was introduced in 2007 and have been in full implementation since 2008. The Certificate offers an excellent progression to university studies and professional life with a wide range of subject areas.

Programme Structure
An HSSC candidate is assessed in the same way as the SSC candidate with students sitting for examinations at the end of each grade i.e. Grade XI and XII. The Certificate is, however, awarded to students at the end of Grade XII.

AKU-EB's secondary and higher secondary qualifications can be offered individually by schools, however, a growing number of schools offer them as part of a continuum to other AKU-EB qualifications such as SSC, and Middle School Assessment Framework.

Syllabus Structure
Based on the National Curriculum of Pakistan, AKU-EB's HSSC syllabuses ensure that theycater to the demands of the 21 century education and emphasise on both applied and conceptual learning. 

AKU-EB's Grade XI and XII syllabuses, offered both in English and Urdu, provide a set of specific Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) which specify what a student is expected to learn in a particular subject. These SLOs summarise the knowledge and understanding essential for all students to succeed during and beyond their classrooms. 

Choice of Subjects

To support the needs, interests and aspirations of students, AKU-EB provides a choice of 39 subjects in different groups such as Pre-Engineering, Pre-Medical, Commerce, and Science General. To view the list of subjects offered please visit the syllabus section of this website.

For additional information, please email us at examination.board@aku.edu​​​