• Two students with 5 A Stars
  • Eight students with 4 A Stars
  • Thirteen students with 3 A Stars

Edexcel International Advanced Level (IAL) and Cambridge IAL 2022 results that have just been released highlight many stellar performances by the students of Gateway College. They include Thenula Hennayake and Pehan Amarathunge (5 A*s), Sesath Udukalage, Mizuki Silva, Salini Lokuhewage, Keshiha Kugathasan, Sanara Thenuwara, Arshath Hanifa, Uzman Jiffry, Januthrika Rajendran, Shakya Perera (4 A*s), Dewan Obadage, Arani Weerawardena, Mandinu Perera, Themiya Gurusinghe, Abhaya

Jayasinghe, Fathima Yeshfa, Achchaya Sasikumar, Uzman Zawahir, Krishan Sockkalingam, Nima Deen and Sanduli Premarathne (3 A*s) who will qualify for High Achiever Awards. Although World prizes and Sri Lanka prizes have not been announced yet, Thenula Hennayake is assured of a world prize already, by obtaining 100% in Business. Pehan Amaratunge has obtained a Distinction in Advanced Extension Award Mathematics which is designed to challenge the more able Advanced Maths students.

Three students with 5 As, Forty Nine students with 4 As and Twenty Nine students with 3 As at AS

At AS Level, Nathan Perera, Aishath Laisa and Senith Weerasooriya received 5 A grades, while Venura De Alwis, Minuka De Silva, Indura Sapuarachchige, Anuk Ranaweera, Dinuth Abeyratne, Oshini Jayaweera, Heshini Jayaweera, Chanuth Jayatissa, Dulain Rajapakse, Thariq Pasha, Maryam Risvi, Sanali Kalubowila, Mithun Paranitharan, Janesh De Silva, Nethulya Peiris, Manuli Gamage, Sachintha Basnayake, Chanumi Vidanagamachchi, Isuri Narangoda, Chamithu Amarasekara, M. Aazath Asmeer, Thiseni Wijesundara,
Anushri Udamulla, Jithindu Athapaththu, Sihas Kumarasinghe, Venuki Mendis, Yazeed Tazeem, Abbaz Rahman, Tevin Wansala, Sharini Nirmalan, Dhivyakrishnan Thriyampakan, Azeem Fazel, Savin Vindiv, Chanuthi Dilansa, Nehan De Zoysa, Yusuf Ali, Dinindu Gamage, Sayali Amarasena, Sajitha Jayasinghe, Dulith Polpitiya, Thisasni Basnayake, Buddhima Jayasundara, Shaaha Ashraf, Shagithya Sri Kanthan, Suhrid Sadman, Isumi Jayathilake, Manmith Suriyarachchi, Tharinya Rangajeewa and Teshara Samaratunga received 4 A grades each. Twenty Nine students received 3 As each.

Gateway students enter the best Universities worldwide

Gateway students secure admission to the most prestigious universities in Australia, USA, UK, Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and Japan with scores of students currently studying in the top 200 Universities - based on the Times Higher Education World University ranking. Some of these Universities are included in the IVY League in USA, the G8 in Australia and the Russel Group in the UK. 

Most recently, a few Gateway students entered the world’s most prestigious seats of learning that
include MIT, Stanford, Dartmouth and UC Berkley in the USA and Cambridge in the UK. There are also many students who have received handsome scholarships, some up to 100% from very reputed Universities.

Gateway offers more choices at Advanced Level

There is no “one-size-fits-all” in education today in meeting a student’s career aspirations. Gateway College is proud to offer the largest and the most comprehensive selection of educational choices - so that parents and students can choose the best education programme for academic growth and success. 

The options available for the students after OL/IGCSE at Gateway are:

  • 4 UK Advanced Level subjects
  • 3 UK Advanced Level subjects and
    • The University of Arizona early University Program or
    • Level 4 International Diploma in Computing from NCC Education, UK or
    • Level 4 International Diploma in Business from NCC Education, UK or
    • (The three programmes above allow students to earn up to one year of credit, enabling them to go directly into the second year of an undergraduate degree)
    • ACTL Diplomas in Performing from Trinity College, London (equivalent in standard to the first year of an undergraduate degree course)
  • 2 UK Advanced Level subjects and a Pearson BTEC International Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 1.5 A Level subjects)
  • Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education - SACE (a globally recognised pre-university programme that provides entry into the world’s top universities)
  • The International Foundation Programme from NCC Education UK as an alternative to the traditional ALs to enter many Universities worldwide.

The range of subjects offered at Advanced Level Science, Business and Humanities sectors include Mathematics, Further Maths, Pure Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Business, Accounting, Computer Science, English Literature, Geography, History, Psychology, Law, Drama and Sport. They have been arranged in a way where even uncommon combinations of subjects can be taken to suit the students’ future careers. Gateway strongly encourages the students who wish to pursue demanding
careers such as Medicine and Engineering to study four AL subjects. 

The Australian Secondary Certificate of Education – SACE (equivalent of IGCSE & AL) offered through SACE International is a unique programme offered only at Gateway. This provides students an alternative to the UK AL route. SACE is not just another universally accepted qualification but a programme that takes a divergent approach, which is flexible and student-centred where continuous assessments play a key role. A large array of subjects that include English, Mathematics, Mathematical
Methods, Specialist Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Accounting, Business Innovation, Economics, Psychology and Digital Technologies are currently offered under this qualification atGateway College.

Exposure to a rounded education

Students taking all these options also have access to a wide range of sports and co-curricular activities. The school offers a wide range of sports that include Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Cricket, Football, Karate, Netball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Rowing, Swimming, Squash, Scrabble and eSports and an array of clubs and societies. While all students are encouraged to take part in at least one sport and one club, the students who excel in their chosen fields, are provided with the maximum support to reach their highest potential.

Gateway’s ‘Founder’s Award’, a mandatory programme for A Level students, is designed to recognise and celebrate the achievements of students outside of the classroom. The self- empowering, non-competitive programme is considered under four areas – Volunteering, Internship, Skills and Sport and Adventure (VISA), the Award lets students set their own goals, develop what they already do and discover their passion on aspects never explored before.

The areas covered in the Founder’s Award are compatible with much of the requirements for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, and those interested can register and complete it under the supervision of a mentor appointed by the school. 

These programmes and the workshops on soft skills development offered to all AL students prepare them for University and the workplace.

The schools’ Career Counselling and Guidance Units offer extensive support in securing University placements and academic scholarships. The firm, friendly and fair environment that prevails within the schools helps Gateway students receive the finest global education within our unique cultural heritage.


Gateway’s policy regarding scholarships is to reward its own students who reach outstanding heights in academics, sports and co-curricular activities; and to offer a few deserving students who wish to join the school, having exceeded the criteria laid down for Gateway’s own students. In this respect, limited scholarships are on offer to students who have excelled in academics, sports and co-curricular activities. Gateway Colleges are located at Rajagiriya: No. 185, Koswatta Road, Off Royal Gardens, Rajagiriya. Tel. 011-2888288; Dehiwala: 285/1, Galvihara Road, Hill Street, Dehiwala. Tel. 011-5757234; Kandy: No. 80, Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Mw., Asgiriya, Kandy. Tel. 081 – 2200300; Negombo: No. 62, Negombo Road, Kurana. Tel. 031-2227722; and Ratmalana: No. 4, Thelawala Road, Ratmalana. Tel. 011-2610061.