Lawrence College prepares pupils for the Secondary School Certificate (Matriculation) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (Intermediate) Examinations conducted by the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Rawalpindi and “O” Level Examination of the Cambridge University.

Science subjects are taught only at the SSC level. While in Intermediate the boys are prepared in Pre-Medical, Pre-Engineering and General Science Groups including Computer Science.

In an academic year, there are fortnightly tests and three examinations, i.e, 1st Term , Mid Term and the Annual. The results of the examinations together with the Housemaster’s and the Principal’s reports are conveyed to the parents/guardians. Poor performance of boys in the periodic tests is also conveyed to the parents/guardians to keep them apprised of their son’s /ward’s attitude towards studies.

Parent-Teacher meetings are also arranged after the Mid-Term Examination to have a tripartite co-ordination for the improvement of the pupil’s efficiency.

The School focuses on the guidance and counseling of students every step of the way. The faculty plays an integral role in the grooming of students and helping them realize their full potential for their future studies and profession. Special events are held and well known personalities are sometimes invited as well for their professional counseling.

Teachers’ Training Polishes the College- Faculty Skills with Special Focus On 21st Century Learning Designs (17th of February to 04th of March, 2017)

Lawrence College is now precisely focused on high quality professional growth of its faculty through extensive on-the-job training to enhance and enrich professional standards for better academic output of our students in all the three schools.

It’s a two-fold training programme in which external and internal trainers are invited to guide the faculty members of Junior, Prep and Senior Schools. It’s an utmost desire of the Principal to equip the faculty with the latest and student-centred pedagogical methods, strategies and techniques, so that the faculty may fully activate the potential of the students and the Gallians may not only excel in academics, but also in character and conduct.

This year also, from 17th of February to 04th of March, the faculty members of the three Schools attended the workshops by external and internal trainers on a wide range of topics. The teachers learned a lot from the resource persons. Almost all the workshops were interactive in their nature and were held with a pragmatic approach.

Teachers Training Schedule, 2017

Days Date Morning Evening
1 Friday, February 17, 2017 10:00am – 05:00pm
School Leadership

by British Council
Heads, DOS, Controller of Examinations, Housemasters/Housemistresses, Asst. Housemasters/Housemistresses, RMO, AO, SO.
Seminar Room + Model Classroom
2 Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:00am – 05:00pm
School Leadership

by British Council
Heads, DOS, Controller of Examinations, Housemasters/Housemistresses, Asst. Housemasters/Housemistresses, RMO, AO, SO.
Seminar Room + Model Classroom
3 Monday, February 20, 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm
Tayyaba Aqil
Junior & Prep School
Seminar Room
02:00pm – 06:00pm
Active Learning

by Tayyaba AqilAll three Schools
Seminar Room
4 Tuesday, February 21, 2017 10:00am – 02:00pm
OUP Workshop for English Teachers by Ms Tooba
Model Classroom
02:30pm – 05:30pm
How to interact at Students level?

by Prof. Naeem Qaiser
All three Schools
Seminar Room
5 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:00am – 02:00pm
OUP Workshop for Mathematics Teachers by Ms Maliha Javed
Model Classroom
03:00pm – 05:00pm
Learning Behaviour

by Mr. Muhammad Ishaq Khan
All three Schools
Seminar Room
6 Thursday, February 23, 2017 Tayyaba Aqil

 

03:30pm – 06:00pm
Capacity Building

by Brig Tanveer Akhtar
All three Schools, RMO, SO
Seminar Room
7 Friday, February 24, 2017 09:00am – 12:00pm
Adolescents, psychological & Behavioural Problems
by Dr Iffat Rohail
All three Schools (Available S.S Staff)
Seminar Room
02:30pm – 05:30pm
Application of Screening Tools

by Dr Iffat Rohail
All three Schools, RMO, SO
Seminar Room
8 Saturday, February 25, 2017 10:00am – 02:00pm
OUP Workshop for Sci / S.Studies Teachers
Model Classroom
02:30pm – 05:30pm
Address
by Brig Rashid Qayyum
All three Schools, RMO, SO
Seminar Room
9 Monday, February 27, 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm
Digital Learning
by Ms Shama Javed
Junior & Prep School (Available S.S Teachers)Junior School Station
03:00pm – 05:00pm
Teacher’s responsibilities, dedication and problems at Lawrence College

by HMSS
All three Schools, RMO, SO
Seminar Room
10 Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm
A Day with the Holy Prophet
by Mr Imtiaz Ranjha
Junior & Prep School (Available S.S Teachers)Junior School Station
02:00pm – 06:00pm
Subject Related Trainings

by English: Ms Sara Malik, Urdu: Ms Rubina
Mathematics: Ms Sara Ahmed
Sciences: Amir Umair Kiyani

Respective Departments
11 Wednesday, March 01, 2017 09:00am – 05:00pm
International School Award
by British Council
Junior & Prep School TeachersJunior School Station
03:00pm – 05:00pm
Dealing with Student’s Moods

by Mr Zulfiqar Ali Sajjad
Senior School Faculty
Model Classroom
12 Thursday, March 02, 2017 09:00am – 02:00pm
International School Award
by British Council
Junior & Prep School TeachersJunior School Station
03:00pm – 05:00pm
Dr Muhammad Iqbal and Character Building of the Young Generation

by Mr Masood ul Hasnain
All three Schools, RMO, SO
Seminar Room
13 Friday, March 03, 2017 09:00am – 12:00pm
Junior & Prep Schools to submit their lesson plans for the next 2 weeks & Class room decorations.
03:00pm – 05:00pm

Address
by Brig Mujahid Alam (R)
All three Schools, RMO, SO
Seminar Room

14 Saturday, March 04, 2017 09:00am – 12:00pm
Junior & Prep Schools to submit their lesson plans for the next 2 weeks & Class room decorations.

 

Cambridge Professional Development Workshops

Teachers Training Workshops were held by the British Council at Marriot Islamabad from 14th to 15th of March, 2016, as a part of Cambridge Professional Development Programme for O’ level teachers. Mr Shabbir Alam from Department of Physics, Mr Abid Hussain from the Department of Chemistry and Mrs Riffat Rehana from the Department of English attended the workshops.

The workshops were conducted by Principal Examiners of CIE O’ level. The programme aimed at exploring teaching strategies and materials, discuss the role of assessment in improving performance, provide opportunity for hands-on marking, give ideas for developing practical materials to improve quality of learning and provide forum to share good practice.

The workshops proved highly useful as it not only provided an insight into CIE paper setting and marking but also provided a chance of sharing views and experiences with group of teachers from different institutions.

Mrs. Azka Khan holds workshop on 7th August, 2015 for LCGG Faculty on Integrated Teaching Methods

Mrs. Azka Khan is a promising young resource person who works for Oxford University Press and has been inspiring the English Language Teachers for many reputed institutions.

Mrs. Azka held a vibrant workshop for Lawrence College English Faculty on ‘Integrated Teaching Methods’. She focused Reading Comprehension Methods, Vocabulary and Grammar at different levels. She engaged the participants in useful activities and also served handouts. The workshop was followed by feedback session. The Principal appreciated the workshop and the guest resource person indeed.

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Training Workshop on Educational Leadership & Management

Mr. Steve Ryan, Rector of Ali Institute of Education, Lahore conducted two days training workshop on “Educational Leadership and Management” for the staff of the College from 25th of July to 26th of July, 2015. The workshop was attended by heads and housemasters/housemistresses of the three schools.

Mr. Steve Ryan has a vast experience of teaching. He has held many teaching and educational management positions in England. Since 2003, he has been in Lahore and is currently rendering valuable services at Ali Institute of Education, Lahore as its Rector. The Ali Institute of Education is the focal point for leading-edge teacher education located in the heart of Pakistan’s most exciting city.

In the two days training, Mr. Steve, through his interactive style of teaching, focused on different areas of educational leadership and management. It included communication skills, organizing team work, mentoring and coaching, etc. The aim was that the participants acquire the knowledge and skills to respond to a variety of educational leadership challenges within the organization. All the participants had a chance of self-evaluation as to how were they catering to the needs of a student-centred teaching and to find the areas where further improvement was needed.

At the end of the two days’ session, the Principal thanked Mr. Steve Ryan for conducting these sessions with great vigour and enthusiasm.

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Lawrence College Offers ‘Certificate in Teaching and Learning’ as part of the ‘Cambridge Professional Development Qualification’

Following the vision of the honourable Principal of making Lawrence College a ‘Center of Excellence’ , the College has recently got the approval from Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) to run its Professional Development Courses for the serving teachers. In this regard, Headmistress Junior School, Mrs Shama Javed has received one year on-line training and accreditation as the Programme Leader to run courses. She will facilitate the training, conduct and manage the training events in this regard. Teachers taking part in the training will research, learn, share and apply the learned content in their assigned classes. The training has started with 50% financial help from the College in paying the course fee. These teachers will get international certification while working in their existing job settings. The course is of 16 weeks duration and can be extended to Diploma level. It may remind the readers of the College’s tradition of extending professional development opportunities to teachers from distant areas, when in old days, ‘Chelmsford Teachers’ Training College’ (CTC) was an important part of the Lawrence College.

Cambridge Professional Development Qualifications are accredited by the Institute of Education (UK). The certificates are accredited with 60 credit hours at Level 4 of the Quality Assurance Agency Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (FHEQ). The diplomas are accredited with 60 credit hours at Level 5. The training would enable the teachers to practice latest teaching techniques and will equip them with the tools to teach in the 21st Century. The Institute of Education is ranked as the world’s top education research center running different professional training courses worldwide and it is a privilege and honor for Lawrence College to be associated with such an esteemed training institute.

 

ELT Conference, 2015

ELT (English Language Teachers) Conference was held at Ali Institute of Education, Lahore on 18th of April, 2015. The Conference was attended by six teachers from the three schools accompanied by Director of Studies.

The Conference aimed at identifying the problems in teaching English, finding solutions to those problems and to share ideas for improvement in the communication skills of the students. It included a series of workshops on a variety of topics, like Interactive Learning in ELT Classroom, Powerful Communication Techniques, Developing Speaking Skills, The Assertive Teacher, Teaching Writing Skills, Teaching Language through Games, and many more.

The participation of the faculty members in the Conference proved beneficial in many ways. It not only provided an opportunity to interact with a large number of English teachers from different institutions of the country who shared their techniques and ideas with each other, but also proved useful for coordination among the teachers of the three schools for the common purpose of raising the standard of English at the College.