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GCE O Levels

What distinguishes O-Levels at First Steps from different other schools is it goes beyond the coursework. It is pedagogy that brings the difference. Whereas other institutions comply with a lecture-based system, learning at First Steps is carried out via a refined concoction of lecture and activity-based learning.

Class time is devoted to healthy discussions where students brainstorm ideas, query notions of the past and experiment with new methods and strategies to solve problems assigned to them. Classwork, home assignments, and extra worksheets/handouts are furnished to students to provide them a thorough appreciation of various concepts.

Summer holidays are condensed to enable maximum utilization of time and remedial lessons for a range of subjects are arranged all the year-round, with special emphasis on English, Mathematics and ICT.

Course Work

students have to appear in a minimum of 10 subjects Examinations for 2 to 3 years but facilitation is also provided in case if they like to appear in extra subjects.

The 6 Compulsory Subjects are:

  1. English Language
  2. Urdu (As Second Language)
  3. Mathematics
  4. Islamiyat
  5. Pakistan Studies
  6. Global Perspective

In addition to Compulsory Subjects Students have to select any of the following 3 subject Groups:

  1. Science Group A: (Physics , Biology, Chemistry)
  2. Science Group B: (CS, Physics, Chemistry)
  3. Business Group A: (Accounting, Business Studies, Economics)
  4. Business Group B: (CS, Business Studies, Accounting)
  5. General Group: (ICT, Commerce, Arts & Design)

*Literature In English (Elective)

GCE A Levels

First Steps A Level program offers a special mixture of school and college experiences, incorporating positive aspects of both. Academic challenges, a dynamic campus life, personal development and wellness create an exciting and supportive studying environment.

Our campus is fully-equipped with the modern-day amenities to make sure college students have everything they want to perform their level best. A wide range of co-and extra curricular activities furnish additional capabilities as well as leadership opportunities, aiding students with more options for university placement and scholarships.

Subject Options:

  • Accounting
  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Global Perspectives
  • History
  • IT
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Urdu

First Steps Career Guidance Department manage the educational advising and university placements. The many services offered by our trained advisors include subject selection, college strategy, preparing a credible application, writing an appropriate college essay and filling out highly complex financial aid forms.

Internal Assessment System

The academic session starts in August. O-I (9th Grade) assessment comprises of two terms. First final term examination is held in December and second term final examination is in May apart from mid-term examination.

O-II & O-III give mid-term examination and then sit in Mock examination in March before appearing in CAIEs.

AS & A Level mid-term examinations are held in December and Mocks in March.

At First Steps students are assessed to observe the academic growth and understanding of study concepts. It is the most important feature of our O-Level Program as it enables Students, Teachers, and Parents to develop a mutual strategy to overcome any weaknesses in any of the subjects.


At First Steps each subject is taught by a Subject Specialist Teacher and all the Faculty is qualified and experienced in their relevant subjects as per the standard of CIE Exams. Standardized Computer Lab and Science laboratories not only help Teachers to teach but it also makes learning a fascinating experience for the students.

Clubs & Societies

At First Steps students are encouraged to join at least one Club or Society to groom their minds and sharpen their abilities. Cultural and Performing Arts, Science Club & various other Extracurricular Activities are part of the academic year.


At First Steps students are encouraged to participate in different games like Cricket, Football, Basketball, Swimming, Table Tennis and Badminton and Swimming. Excellent Play Grounds, Indoor Swimming Pool, Basketball Court & Football Fields are part of school’s infrastructure. Annual Sports week and inter-school sports competitions are conducted to make sure that students learn to work together as a team in competitive games.

First Steps believes that playing sport at school is a bonding experience that encourages students to work together toward a common goal. Depending on the sport, it can also instill values of teamwork, discipline, morale, self-confidence, and responsibility all of which is vital if students are to grow up into well-rounded citizens.

Educational Tours & Activities 

One of the very important aspects of the First Steps O & A Level Program is Educational Tours and Outdoor Activities. On such excursions, the student practices his social skills and critical thinking abilities outside of the controlled class setting. Students are taken to visit various organizations such as Industries, Corporate Offices, Government Departments and Service-based businesses to learn about their functioning and operations. Study tours are conducted within Pakistan and as well as in different countries.