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PRELIMINARIES

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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 at Level 3
OR
(ii)  at SSC&P Level 3 (as awarded in July 2020)
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 (October 2021) 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 2021 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 at Level 3
OR
(ii) at SSC&P level 3 (as awarded in July 2020)
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 (October 2021) 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 2021 session.

 

Individual Programme for Adult Learners (IPAL)

Students who are over the age of 18 OR have completed two years at sixth form level can apply for the Individual Programme for Adult Learners (IPAL). Choice of subject is according to specific needs of students and availability.

If you sit for the October SEC 2021 session, you may still register with us as a probationary student.

If you missed both the SEC examination sessions (June/October 2021) due to your certified vulnerability status, you will still be eligible to start the academic year as a regular student if:

  • you obtain a Level 3 in your Secondary School Certificate and Profile (SSC&P) or
  • you obtain a Level 3 in the DQSE accredited GEM 16+ (as awarded in July 2021)
    • MC Course: the following five (5) subjects are required: Maltese, English Language, Mathematics and any other two subjects
    • AIO Course: any four (4) subjects

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 2021 session and you are going to sit for the October 2021 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 October 2021 session to continue following your course of choice

OR you satisfy GCHSS attendance and assessment policies.

In the absence of any one of these conditions, your registration with the school will be terminated.

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 on the 12th August 2021 and will close on the 5th September 2021.  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.

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 on +356 21431407.

GCHSS will start around the end of September/beginning of October 2021.

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.