O levels or Matric?The dilemma of which stream to opt for after 8th grade is real for parents and students alike. We've designed a set of questions above that will help you determine what suits you more with a percentage of your suitability towards a particular stream. If you're still interested in reading about the key differences, you may refer to the table below.
What makes Matric different from O levels?
| Factor||Matric||O levels|
|Syllabus||More or less constant over a large period of time ||Basics are the same but evolves with the need of modern times|
|Examination Style||Largely based on retention power and memory and questions are repeated||Focused towards clear basic concepts|
|Appearing in Exams|| Once a year in April (Seperate Exams for improvement) ||Choice of appearing in May/June or Oct/Nov Session|
|Medium of instruction & Examination|| English or Urdu||English only|
|Finances||Generally affordable||Very expensive. The cost of appearing for the exams alone is very high|
|Recognition||Local system so not well recognized internationally||Known all over the world so no difficulty in being recognized internationally|
All in all, they both have their pros and cons so one must weigh them carefully before making a final decision.