FAQs

Parents/guardians have lots of questions with respect to choosing the right school for their children when moving to a new environment. Please find below some of the most common questions that prospective parents/guardians and students are asking us while visiting PECB.

The school year starts in second week of April and ends in the last week of March the following year.

FBISE and Cambridge classes start/resume as soon as the FBISE/CIE exams are over or the result of the previous grade is declared.

For all classes, the school begins at 0800 hrs. Home time is different for different classes:

Monday to Thursday

LKG & UKG 1300 hrs
I to XII, O’ & A’ Levels 1400 hrs

Friday

All classes 1220 hrs

School timings are not affected by seasonal changes.

School bus service is provided from Diplomatic Residence Compounds (Ta Yuan and Jijia Yuan) and Shi Li Pu area.

Yes. All students are to come to the College in the prescribed uniform. Exceptions due to medical or religious reasons have to be taken permission beforehand from the Principal.

COLLEGE UNIFORM

SUMMERS
Boys:

White collared shirt, dark (navy) blue plain trousers with no extra pockets, College tie, plain black shoes/joggers with no extra design/colours, black socks. Trousers’ belt must be black with a simple buckle.

Girls:

Either, White collared shirt, dark (navy) blue plain trousers with no extra pockets, College tie, plain black shoes/joggers with no extra design/colours, black socks. Trousers’ belt must be black with a simple buckle.

Or, White kamizshalwar, dark blue head scarf (optional), plain black shoes/joggers with no extra design/colours, black socks.

WINTERS
Boys:

White collared shirt, dark (navy) blue plain trousers with no extra pockets, dark (navy) blue V-neck cardigan and/or dark (navy) blue plain jacket with no embellishments and extra design, College tie, plain black shoes/joggers with no extra design/colours, black socks. Trousers’ belt must be black with a simple buckle. Dark (navy) blue cap, scarf and gloves may also be worn when outside the College buildings.

Girls:

Either, White collared shirt, dark (navy) blue plain trousers with no extra pockets, dark (navy) blue V-neck cardigan and/or dark (navy) blue plain jacket with no embellishments and extra design, College tie, plain black shoes/joggers with no extra design/colours, black socks. Trousers’ belt must be black with a simple buckle. Dark (navy) blue cap, scarf and gloves may also be worn when outside the College buildings.

Or, White kamizshalwar, dark blue head scarf (optional), plain black shoes/joggers with no extra design/colours, black socks. Dark (navy) blue cap, scarf and gloves may also be worn when outside the College buildings.

Other
  • Boys’ hair should be short while girls’ hair must be neatly tied up.
  • Wearing make-up, jewellery or growing long nails is not allowed.

Junior classes are given homework, usually in no more than two subjects, each of which can be finished in half an hour. Senior students receive more homework. Most homework consists of research, projects, assignments, imaginative and creative writing and reinforcement exercises.

Normally PECB is unable to accept students with special needs.

However, in rare cases, PECB may accept students with special needs taking into account if the College has the means and trained human resource available to cater to the special needs of the applicant. In those cases, the parents are encouraged to discuss the special needs in detail with the College before making an application.

Medium of instruction at PECB is English at all levels. Urdu language is taught to Pakistani students. Chinese language is also taught till grade VII. In addition to this there is an Arabic language class also after the school.

Prescribed text books and notebooks can be purchased from the College library after depositing the required sum in any branch of Bank of China. Small stationary items, such as pens, pencils and erasers are available at the College canteen.

College uniform may be purchased (or ordered) from a designated tailoring shop in SanlitunYa Show clothing market.

Slightly more than half of the students are Pakistanis. The rest come from various different nationalities of the world. Till last count, PECB had students from 58 countries of the world.

Most teachers are hired from Pakistan after a thorough process of scholastic and expertise tests and interview. Teachers are chosen from some of the best educational institutions of Pakistan. We have some Chinese teachers also but they can all speak fluent English. There are teachers from other nationalities too such as Nepal, Turkey and Nigeria.

Junior and Senior section students go for club/society activity within school timings. The College holds martial arts, Chinese language and Qura’n (Arabic) classes after school for the students of Junior section. However attending these classes is optional.

PECB offers internationally recognised IGCSE and A’ Level qualifications. Our graduates have no difficulty at all as far as accreditation is concerned. Old students of PECB are studying in world renowned universities of USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, China, Pakistan and many other countries of the world.

Applications for junior grades (LKG – O’L-I) should be made in August  every year as the new session for these grades begins in September. Applications for IGCSE (O’L-II) and A’Levels may be made in July as classes of these grades usually begin in August every year. Applications for FBISE classes should be made as soon as the result of the previous grade is declared.

Application process usually takes 2 to 3 days only.

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