The present research focuses on comparative study of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and the General Certificate of Education-Ordinary level (GCE-O level) English language course in Pakistan to trace out the problems and shortcomings of the curriculum objectives, teaching methods, contents and examination system. The researcher developed three questionnaires for the principals, teachers and students on the basis of related literature, relevant documents and research questions. Document analysis was also made. The results of the study proved that the SSC level curriculum needs to be revised and modified according to the requirements and made compatible to the international standards. The English language textbooks in the public schools need revision and modification based on communicative activities/tasks.