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Gateway offers more choices at Advanced Level

There is no “one-size-fits-all” in education today to meet each student’s career aspirations. Gateway College is proud to offer the largest, most comprehensive selection of educational choices – so parents and students can choose the best education programme for academic growth and success.
Gateway students enter
the best of Universities worldwide
Gateway is happy to announce that their students secure admission to the most prestigious universities in Australia, USA, UK, Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and Japan. Scores of students currently study in the top 200 Universities based on the Times Higher Education World University ranking.
Gateway takes great pride to highlight the entry of a few of their students to the world’s most prestigious seats of learning. Nisal Ovitigala has just been accepted to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.
He is among the 2% of International students admitted to MIT annually, and he has been the only student selected to MIT from Sri Lanka since 2013. MIT in their offer letter states ‘Nisal stood as one of the most talented and promising students in one of the most competitive applicant pools in the history of the Institute’.
Sajana Weerawardena, having received offers from both Stanford University, USA and the University of Cambridge, UK is currently studying in Stanford.
Sajana’s entry into Stanford was of great significance as there were no Sri Lankans accepted to this esteemed establishment for the last 3 years.
Incidentally, Ishira Fernando who studied at Gateway College from Foundation to IGCSE and left to Canada for higher studies was also admitted to Stanford University this year.
There were many other students across the four schools, who received a number of scholarships, some up to 100% and financial grants from reputed Universities enabling them to pursue their higher education.
Outstanding results at Advanced Level
Gateway College has produced outstanding results at both Advanced Level and the Diplomas in recent years. This includes the highest number of Edexcel High Achiever Awards and the highest number of World Prizes last year and the Global High Achiever awards at the Diplomas.
At Advanced Level, Nirmani Ratnayake obtained the highest number of A Star grades while Amanda Weerasinghe obtained the highest average. In addition to receiving 5 A Stars Nirmani also secured world prizes in AL Further Mathematics and Biology. Amanda, obtained 4 A Stars and also won world prizes in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Nirmani is currently pursuing her University education at the Hong Kong University where she was awarded a full scholarship while Amanda is pursuing higher education at the Manchester University in the UK from where she received a scholarship. Nelumi Jayasundara who also won a world prize for Mathematics is currently studying in the University of Hong Kong on a scholarship.
Overall, students of Gateway College have performed exceptionally well last year too with 126 receiving High Achiever Awards and 31 world prizes. Among the world prize winners, 15 have come first in the world.
The experienced and qualified staff of the school is supported with state-of-the-art facilities and resources. Gateway College enjoys accredited teaching centre status from Edexcel-UK, Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and NCC Education-UK.
What we offer
The options available for the students after OL/IGCSE at Gateway are:
= 4 Advanced Level subjects
=3 Advanced Level subjects and Level 4 Diploma in Computing
=3 Advanced Level subjects and Level 4 Diploma in Business
=The International Foundation Programme
The range of subjects offered at Advanced Level Science, Business and Humanities sectors include Mathematics, Further Maths, Pure Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Business Studies, Accounting, Computer Science, English Literature, French, Geography, Psychology and Law. They have been arranged in a way where even uncommon combinations of subjects can be taken to suit students’ future careers. Gateway strongly encourages the students who wish to pursue demanding careers such as Medicine and Engineering to study four AL subjects.
Students also have the option of taking 3 Advanced Level subjects along with a Diploma and thereby fast track their Degree studies. Through this arrangement, they are also able to keep their options open until they complete the two years of study at Advanced Level where they could even opt for a different career to what they were planning at the commencement of their Advanced Level studies. Gateway Graduate School, in partnership with NCC Education UK, offers a choice of two Diplomas. These Diplomas (International Level 4 Diploma in Computing and International Level 4 Diploma in Business) done over two years, is equivalent to the first year of a British Degree.

The second year (leading to the Advanced Diploma) and the final year (leading to a British Degree) can be followed at the Gateway Graduate School.
Taking this route, the student can obtain an internationally recognised British Degree, here in Sri Lanka, at a fraction of the cost of studying in the UK. Students also have the option of transferring to Universities in UK, New Zealand, Australia or Malaysia following the completion of the Diploma.
The International Foundation Programme is also made available to be done while still being in school for students who wish to join our Degree pathway after OL/IGCSEs. Having completed the Foundation Programme, students are able to join the first year of the Degree. The programme, in addition to raising students’ English level, will also provide a firm grounding in Business, Computing or Engineering along with other important skills.
Students taking all these options have access to a wide range of sports and co-curricular activities. The school’s Career Counselling and Guidance Unit offer extensive support in securing University placements and academic scholarships. The firm, friendly and fair environment that prevails within the school helps Gateway students receive the finest global education within our unique cultural heritage.
Gateway has opened admissions in their campuses in Rajagiriya, Dehiwala, Kandy and Negombo to those who sat the Sri Lankan OLs in December 2016 and London or Cambridge OL/IGCSE in May 2017.
A few scholarships are available for students with high achievements in academics and sports.

Gateway Colleges are located at Rajagiriya:
No. 185, Koswatte Road, Off Royal Gardens, Rajagiriya 011-2888288, Dehiwala: 285/1, Galvihara Road, Hill Street, Dehiwala, 011-5757234 Kandy: No. 80, Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Mw., Asgiriya, Kandy 081 – 2200300 and Negombo: No. 62, Negombo Road, Kurana. 031-2227722. Details of the Gateway Graduate School can be obtained from the Registrar by writing to [email protected] or by calling 2583848 or 2593213.

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