Comparison of grade points in English language between National and Provincial schools in Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka during the period of 2005-2010
- 1English Language Teaching Unit, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
Res. J. Language and Literature Humanities, Volume 3, Issue (6), Pages 15-23, June,19 (2016)
English Language is one of the most widely accepted Languages used for international communication and also currently, it becomes very essential for various opportunities of livelihood, knowledge and power for citizens of any country. Further, learning of English Language promotes the success in many fields such as Engineering, Commerce, Science and Technology. With those benefits, teaching of English has a vital role towards the future generation and the importance of English language developed the situation to be a compulsory subject which need to be taught in schools of Sri Lanka where English is taught as a second language in such schools and most of the institutes of higher education are having English language as the medium of instruction. Therefore, this research aimed with the comparison of National and Provincial School students\' performance on English Language and expanded towards the facts of learning Foreign Language (English) in Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka. National (BT/Alighar Central College), Provincial (Bt/Mahiladytheevu Saraswathy Vidyalaya) and International school (Good Shepherd College) were randomly selected and a particular batch which entered (2005) into secondary education level was carefully undergone until their successful completion of general examination in 2010. Results revealed that the performance of the National School in G.C.E (O/L) examination was 5.4%, 2.7%, 5.9%, 16.7% and 69.4% in Grade points \"A\", \"B\", \"C\", \"S\" and \"F\", respectively. Provincial School performance was lower while comparing with National Schools which hold 2.6%, 5.2% and 92.3% with \"C\", \"S\" and \"F\" grade points, respectively. However, the performance was tremendously higher in International Schools due to the proper approaching techniques of the curriculum with the medium of English. It would be appreciative, if teachers adapt suitable techniques to promote learning of foreign language in both National and Provincial Schools located in Batticaloa District, Sri Lanka.
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