Technological Stream


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Ministry of Education
Technology Education Branch

   Technology Subject Stream    
 Background to the starting of Technology Subject Stream
  • Report of the national education commission, 1997
  • Report of the youth unrest commission   
  • Resolving the inequalities in the selection of subject streams at the G.C.E. A/L

     Present Status Expected Status 
     Mathamatics/Science 22% Mathamatics/Science 40%
     Commerce 27% Commerce 35%
     Arts 51% Arts  25%
  • Creating science scholars from the higher education to suit the demand in the current job market
  • Providing the students with the technical skills needed for day to day life
  • Generating the skills within the students to find technical solutions for real world problems
  • Developing the skills suitable for the job market within the students
  • Directing the students towards the professional education according to the national professional qualifications structure
Minimum qualifications required at the G.C.E. (O/L) to study technology subject stream  

To pass 06 core subjects including the Medium Language, Mathematics and Science at the G.C.E. (O/L) having credit passes at least for 03 subjects

The Structure of the Technology Subject Steam  
 Main Subjects  
 A  B  C

01. Engineering Technology

02. Bio Systems Technology

 01. Science for Technology


  1. Economics
  2. Geography
  3. Home Economics
  4. English Language
  5. Accountancy
  6. Communication and Media Study
  7. Information and communication Technology
  8. Arts
  9. Business Studies
  10. Agriculture
Subjects must be selected from above subjects as one subject from A, one subject from B and one subject from C. 
Engineering Technology (Principles of Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Technology and Training)

Grade 12

  1. Introduction to the Engineering Technology
  2. Basic Self-movement Technology
  3. Basic Electrical Technology / Housing Wiring
  4. Basic Construction Technology
  5. Basic Production Technology / Assembling Techniques
  6. Engineering Drawing
  7. Units and Measurements
  8. Movement and Power Transmission Bases
  9. Hygiene and Safety for Technology  

Grade 13 


  1. Electrical Machinery and Power Systems
  2. Basic Electronic Technology and Practice
  3. Domestic Water Supply and Garbage Disposal
  4. Fluid Machinery (Pumps, Turbines)
  5. Engineering Conventions and Quality Assurance Systems
  6. Land Surveying
  7. Estimating and Quantity Bills Preparations
  8. Entrepreneurship and Management
Bio Systems Technology (Food Post Harvesting, Agriculture, Bio Resources Technology Principles and Training)


Grade 12


  1. Introduction to the Bio Systems Technology
  2. Water Science and Meteorology
  3. Link between Soil and Water
  4. Land Surveying and Measuring
  5. Plant Spreading Methods
  6. Food Security
  7. Post-Harvest Technology
  8. Food Packaging and Labeling
  9. Food Ingredients Ratio Determination
  10. Electronic Technology and Equipmentalization
  11. Quality of Water and Water Purification
  12. Water Lifting
  13. Water Supply
  14. Pest Management


Grade 13

  1. Animal Production Technology
  2. Environmental Tourist Industry
  3. Food Conservation
  4. Nursery Plant Production
  5. Crops Cultivation under Controlled Conditions
  6. Farm Structure
  7. Farm Mechanization
  8. Landscaping and Flower Cultivation
  9. Aquatic Bio Resources Industry
  10. Forest Conservation and Forest Productions
  11. Productions related to Latex and Juice
  12. Energy Problem and Solutions
  13. Professional Health and Security
  14. Entrepreneurship
Science for Technology (Food Post Harvesting, Agriculture, Bio Resources Technology Principles and Training)


Grade 12


  1. Micro-Biology
  2. Importance of Molecules
  3. Basic Mathematics
  4. Pythagoras Connectivity
  5. Measurement Methodologies
  6. Basic Concepts of Heat Chemical
  7. Computer
  8. Computer Management System
  9. Trigonometric Ratio
  10. Heat
  11. Basic Concepts of Kinetic Chemistry
  12. Multi-Organic Matter
  13. Software Application
  14. Internet and Communication
  15. Power

Grade 13


  1. Mechanical Energy
  2. Hydrostatics
  3. Natural Products
  4. Coordiante Geometry 
  5. Mechanical Quality of the Matter
  6. Electricity and Magnetism
  7. Chemical Industries
  8. Movement
  9. Nano Technology
  10. Statistics
  11. Technical Development and the Environment
For Students  
  • Since 2016 the opportunities will be available for 2250 students to follow 28 courses in 13 universities. B.Sc. (Technology) will be awarded through it.
  • Possibility of entering to 25 university colleges that will be established in the island
  • Obtaining the certificate of G.N.N.Q.III and possibility of leaving the school as a skilled craftsman
  • Possibility of obtaining B-Tech degree from the Vocational Technology University of Rathmalana


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To obtain Syllabuses and Teachers’ Guides of the Technology subject stream that has been implemented from 2013 please enter and go to Download and select Download  New Syllabuses & Teacher’s Instructional Manuals

To obtain Sample Questions and Structure of Question Paper of G.C.E. (A/L) Technology Subject Stream please enter and go to Download and select Technology stream G.C.E. (A/L) Examination 2015 Structure of The Question Papers And Prototype Questions