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PRELIMINARIES

Frequently Asked Questions

Matriculation Course (MC)

Regular Students

Students must be in possession of five (5) passes* at SEC/O level (MQF level 3) which must include Maltese, English Language and Mathematics.

* Passes must be in:

(i)  the Secondary Education Certificate (SEC) at Grade 5 or better

OR

(ii)  MQF Level 3 for those subjects not offered by MATSEC

OR

(iii)  DQSE accredited GEM 16+ Level 3

Probationary Students

Students who are not in possession of the full entry requirements but are going to sit for the SEC Second (September 2022) session, can apply as probationary students.

To be able to apply as a probationary student, students need a minimum of three (3) passes at SEC/O Level at grade 5 or better in the June 2022 session.

 Advanced, Intermediate and SEC (O) Level Course (AIO)

Regular Students

Students must be in possession of four (4) passes* at SEC/O level (MQF level 3).

* Passes must be in:
(i) the Secondary Education Certificate (SEC) at Grade 5 or better or 
OR
(ii) MQF level 3 for those subjects not offered by MATSEC
OR
(iii) at DQSE accredited GEM 16+ level 3

Probationary Students

Students who are not in possession of the full entry requirements but are going to sit for the SEC Second (September 2022) session, can apply as probationary students.

To be able to apply as a probationary student, students need a minimum of three (3) passes at SEC/O Level at grade 5 or better in the June 2022 session.

Individual Programme for Adult Learners (IPAL)

The IPAL course is open to students who completed a two year 6th Form Course or are adults of 18 years of age and over.

GCHSS students who are reapplying for this course can only do so upon satisfactory achievement in the previous year.

If you sit for the SEC Second (September) 2022 session, you may still register with us as a probationary student.

If you are a probationary student, this means that you do not satisfy the full entry requirements for your course.  You can register as a probationary student if you have obtained at least three (3) passes at SEC/O Level at grade 5 or better in the June 2022 session and you are going to sit for the September 2022 SEC/O Level exams session.

You can change your status from a Probationary Student to a Regular Student if you:

EITHER obtain all SEC passes from your SEC September 2022 session to continue following your course of choice

OR you satisfy GCHSS attendance and assessment policies.

For the MC course (2 years), you will be studying two subjects at Advanced Level and four at Intermediate Level (including SOK). Students who have only passed two out of the three core subjects (Maltese, Mathematics and English) may still apply for the MC course and study the required subject at SEC level.

For the AIO course (2 years), you will be studying:

EITHER four (4) subjects at any level as long as at least one of them is at Advanced or Intermediate Level;

OR three (3) subjects at Advanced Level (if you want to study in a foreign university)

The IPAL course is a one year course intended to provide a customised programme. Subjects chosen are available based on time table constraints.

Yes, GCHSS will accept comparable overseas qualifications for admission.

Yes. These passes are required for admission to the University of Malta, even though you might have obtained the Matriculation Certificate.

The first call for applications will open in July following the publication of the MATSEC examination results and will close on the 19th August 2022. 

A second call for applications will open following the publication of the results of the second MATSEC session.

Applications will be available online from the GCHSS website.

All students who apply during the first call of applications and meet the necessary requirements will be accepted

All students who meet the necessary entry requirements will be accepted.

ALL students who meet the entry requirements will be accepted.  Once applications are processed, the school will begin to work on your timetable. 

You will receive your  timetable through email as soon as all applications are processed and the timetabling process ends.  The timetable will eventually also be available on MySchool.

 
 

No, there is no fee to apply to register as a GCHSS student.

Yes, the GCHSS guidance and counselling team are available to provide guidance and assistance during the summer.  You may contact the school to make an appointment by telephone on +35621431407 or via email on gchss.guidance@ilearn.edu.mt.

GCHSS will start around the end of September/beginning of October 2022.

Any books or materials that are necessary for some subjects are listed as required texts/materials on the prospectus. For those subjects were no books or materials are listed, teachers will inform you at the start of the course.