Secondary Plus is a modern and innovative English course, unique to the British Council. The course content has been created by a team of experienced British Council teachers who know and understand the needs and wants of our teenage students.

Our Secondary course is designed to build students’ confidence in developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills so that they become better communicators. Students will develop their speaking skills through various activities, including delivering presentations and taking part in debates. 

Instead of a coursebook, the course is delivered in an exciting magazine-style format which students get access to at the beginning of each module. Secondary plus is more than an English language course, it consists of five key components:

Project-based Apply language skills whilst working on real-world projects
Core life skills development Develop critical thinking, collaboration, leadership and problem-solving skills
Independent learning Learn to express opinions openly and think independently
Language skills development During each module, the student works on a variety of speaking, listening, reading and writing exercises to learn a new language.
Real-world learning Each module focuses on subjects that are relevant to teenagers and cover real-world topics that affect people on a global scale.

To further enhance the online learning experience for our Young Learners, our online classes are limited to a small group of up to 10 students.

This gives us the opportunity to spend more time with each student and maximise teacher and student interaction.



For children born in 2006, 2007 or 2008.

Our lower secondary learner course will improve your child's vocabulary and grammar skills, and develop their confidence with English.


For children born in 2004 or 2005.

Our middle secondary course can give your child that all-important competitive edge and will help your child work more independently and confidently in group environments.


For children born in 2002 or 2003.

Our Upper Secondary courses are specifically aimed at our older teenage students (16-17 years). We are pleased to announce that from the start of Session 3 this year we will be moving to Secondary Plus which is our global product for secondary students.

These are customised courses to enable students who have just completed their O - Levels to continue studying with us. Therefore at the beginning of the year students study with us for more hours and move to a once week option once they resume school. 

Each Upper Secondary course is similar to our other Young Learner courses as it is a year-long course. The Secondary Plus course materials aim to develop effective and independent language learners via a methodology which encourages students to prepare, implement and regulate their learning with the guidance of their teacher.  This will involve students adopting a pro-active attitude and approach towards their learning where they conduct pre-lesson tasks and research in order to maximise learning time and adopt a questioning approach in the classroom. 

Learning outcomes are clearly communicated to students so that they actively work towards which increases engagement and motivation. 

In addition, our Upper Secondary courses are designed to help students develop and enhance the skills needed to use English confidently in different social settings. We also emphasise skills required for higher education such as making presentations and writing essays expressing opinions. We believe that enabling students to express themselves confidently is important as they prepare for their future. Our older teenagers are strongly encouraged to take ownership of their learning through a variety of activities enhanced by project work and other guided tasks. These focus on enhancing their speaking and writing skills to better equip them as they prepare to take their first steps into higher education or work towards their dream job.


Lower and Middle secondary

Course Colombo Kandy Jaffna Matara
Lower Secondary (11 - 13 YEARS) Rs. 20,000 × 6 instalments Rs. 20,000 × 6 instalments Rs. 18,500 × 6 instalments Rs. 20,000 × 6 instalments

Middle Secondary (14 - 15 YEARS)

Rs. 20,000 × 6 instalments Rs. 20,000 × 6 instalments Rs. 18,500 × 6 instalments Rs. 20,000 × 6 instalments

Upper secondary

Course Duration Colombo Kandy Matara
English for Secondary 40 hours** Rs. 42,000 Rs. 42,000 Rs. 42,000
English for Secondary 20 hours*** Rs. 25,000 Rs. 25,000 Rs. 25,000

**Term 1 and 2 will be 40 hours each.

***Term 3, 4 and 5 will be 20 hours each. 

General info

  • Prices are subject to change. Refunds are only possible before your child's first class and an administration fee will be deducted.  
  • Please note that this is a one year course. The course fee can be paid in up to six instalments. The instalments will be spread across the span of one year.

Price includes: British Council student folder, notebook, portfolio

Additional costs: course books, stationery

Instalment payments 

If you possess a Commercial Bank Credit Card you can pay the fees via the 0% interest easy payment plan. Please contact our customer services for more information. 

Discount and offers


If you register your child for 3 consecutive terms at once you will be entitled to a discount. Please contact our customer services for more information. 

*Please note that the multi-term discount scheme and the family discount scheme cannot be used together. 


If more than one child (siblings from the same family) are following the Young Learner course with the British Council, they are entitled to a special family discount. Please see below the information on how the discount works.

No of children Discount available
1st child

No discount

2nd child

10% discount*

3rd child

20% discount*

*Term and conditions : 

  • This offer is valid for each Term and is for siblings in Young Learner classes only
  • All children should be studying in the same term
  • Please produce birth certificates of all your children studying with us to receive this discount. If you have already given us birth certificates, please disregard. 
  • Late submissions of birth certificates will not be accepted
  • The family discount scheme and the multi-term discount scheme cannot be used together. 

Term dates

Lower and Middle secondary



Term 1 7 January to 5 April 2020
Term 2 25 May to 14 August 2020
Term 3 25 August to 19 December 2020

Upper secondary

Session Dates
Session 1 7 January to 4 March 2020
Session 2 6 March to 22 May 2020
Session 3 25 May to 24 July 2020
Session 4 25 August to 19 October 2020
Session 5 23 October to 19 December 2020



Free activities

In addition to your child's course, we have optional fun activities exclusively for our Young Learners.

  • Short film discussions
  • Game show for kids
  • Music lessons