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 resources for 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.

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2015 BECE Mathematics Paper 1
Solutions to 2015 BECE Mathematics Paper 1
2015 BECE English Language Paper 1
Answers to 2015 BECE English Language Paper 1
2015 BECE RME Paper 1
Answers to 2015 BECE RME Paper 1
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Links for BECE Subjects

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

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What is the BECE?

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.

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