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BECE Resources for JHS Students, Teachers & Parents.

Preparing for the BECE?

Are you in junior high school (JHS) or do you have a student or ward who is? Are you preparing for the BECE? We have all you need to adequately prepare for this exam.

Check the questions and answers for past Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE). Though we do not have all the past questions, there are many resources to choose from, including Mathematics, English Language, Integrated Science, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Religious and Moral Education (RME), Ghanaian Language and Culture, Social Studies, Basic Design and Technology (BDT), and French materials.

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Links for WAEC BECE Subjects

French
Mathematics
Social Studies
English Language
Integrated Science
Religious & Moral Education (RME)
Ghanaian Language and Culture
Basic Design & Technology (BDT)
Information & Communication Technology (ICT)

Sample BECE Past Questions & Answers

BECE 2008 Integrated Science Objectives
BECE 2003 Social Studies Objectives
BECE 1999 RME Essay
BECE 2011 ICT Objectives
BECE 2012 Integrated Science Objectives
Akan Proverbs and their Meanings
BECE 2010 Integrated Science Objectives
BECE 2002 Social Studies Objectives (April)
BECE 2009 RME Objectives
BECE 2009 Social Studies Objectives
BECE 2011 English Language Objectives
BECE 2001 RME Objectives

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The Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) is a nation-wide exam administered by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) that all junior high school (JHS) students have to take as a prerequisite for admission into senior high schools (SHS) in Ghana. Though the BECE is also offered in Nigeria, we shall limit ourselves to Ghana in this article.

It is based on syllabi provided by the Ghana Education Service (GES) and tests the breadth of a student's knowledge in a number of subjects including the Mathematics, English Language, Integrated Science, and Social Studies. These four subjects form the core which are included in all students' scores. The others are Ghanaian Language, French, Basic Design and Technology (BDT), Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Religious and Moral Education (RME).

Students are graded out of 100 points on each subject and are given a raw score (out of 600) which comprises their scores in the four core courses plus the two best scores from the other subjects. This raw score is used to place them in a senior high school (SHS). Because the syllabi on which the examination is based is fairly stable and has not seen major changes for most of the subjects, studying previous exams is an important way of preparing for the BECE. Hence, we have made some past questions and answers available.