Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE)


This examination is both for certification and selection to Senior High Schools and Technical Institutions.


Candidates in the third year of Junior High Schools approved by the Ghana Education Service are eligible to take part in this examination.

Date of Examination

The examination is conducted nationwide in April each year.

Entry Period and Documents

The entry period is October/November each year and it normally takes six weeks. Participating Schools upload their Statement of Entries and School Choice Files on the internet for processing. Continuous Assessment Scores are however submitted on CD's to the Council

Subjects for The Examination

The following are the subjects for the Basic Education Certificate Examination in Great Victory Academy:

  • English Language
  • Social Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Basic Design and Technology
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • French Language
  • Religious and Moral Education

Grading of Candidates

Candidates are graded based on performance in the external examination (objective and written) and Continuous (Internal) Assessment marks provided by the schools. A nine-point scale is used in grading the candidates with Grade 1 denoting the highest performance and Grade 9 the lowest.

Release of Results

The results of the examination are released in August to enable successful and qualified candidates enter Senior High Schools and Technical Institutes at the beginning of the academic year in September. The results lists are sent to the participating schools, whilst each candidate receives a statement of results through his/her school.

Selection of Candidates To Senior High School

Candidates are selected to Senior High Schools by the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS).


Certificates for successful candidates are produced within a month after results are released. They are sent to the schools for collection by individual candidates. Certificates are produced once, and so certificates which get lost or damaged after collection are not replaced.

Confirmation of Results

Candidates who lose their certificates may confirm their results to prospective employers and educational institutions.