In this comprehensive article, we are going to show you how to check your BECE Raw Score.
Find the details below to check your BECE Raw Score.
NB: BECE Raw Score can be found on your results slip or Computerized School Selection and Placement System slip.
How To Check Your BECE Raw Score
Below are the steps to check your BECE Raw Score;
The Raw Score is the actual score a candidate obtains in the examination. This score is obtained by adding up for each subject for your continuous assessment score sent to the WAEC, and you obtained in the exam.
Highest Raw Score In BECE
The highest raw score in BECE is 600. With a total score of 600 being the maximum raw score in six subjects; four core subjects (English, Maths, Science and Social Studies) plus two best subjects).
Let’s assume that your total continuous assessment score was 30/50, and you score 40/50 in the exam; your total raw score will be 70/100. That’s your actual score.
The examination body uses the overall scores of your four core courses and two of your best from the other courses for calculating your total raw score. It is this raw score that is used for your school placement.
How BECE Is Graded
Candidates are graded based on their performance in the external examination (objective and written) and Continuous (Internal) Assessment marks provided by the schools. A nine-point numerical scale is used in grading the candidates with Grade 1 denoting the highest performance and Grade 9 the lowest.
BECE Marks and their Grades
The following are the marks and grades in BECE that you need to know to calculate your aggregate.
- 90-100 is graded as 1, GRADE AA+. It is the HIGHEST grade in the grading system.
- 80-89, the second category in this classification is graded as 2, GRADE A. it is denoted as HIGHER.
- 70-79, is grade 3, a B+ and is described as HIGH.
- 60 -69 is grade 4, GRADE B, described as HIGH AVERAGE.
- 55 – 60 is GRADE C+, classified as 5 and described as AVERAGE.
- LOW AVERAGE is a description of marks falling between 50-54 and GRADE C; number 6 in the grading system.
- Any mark ranging between 40-49 is considered as GRADE D+ and number 7; described as LOW
- 35-39 is GRADE E which is number 8, described as LOWER in the Stanine grading system.
- GRADE F, 9 characterized by 9 is the LOWEST grade, which falls between 0-34.
The better your BECE grade, the greater your chances of getting placed into your school of choice. The GES uses the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) to place students into schools across the country.
How to Calculate BECE Results for School Placement
For all candidates who wrote the BECE exams and are anxiously waiting for their results. It is not uncommon to ask questions such as, how to calculate BECE results and BECE grading scale. To some, it might be the fear or anxiety of being enrolled in a good senior high school.
The BECE exam is one of the most important examinations in Ghana’s education system. To aid your performance and confidence, it is important to understand the WAEC grading system and the procedure used by the examination body to calculate BECE results.
The idea is that students should make a conscious effort that will guarantee them placement in reputable senior high schools in the country.
So in this guide, we are going to show you a step-by-step guide on how to calculate BECE results.
- Marking using the marking scheme is the first step when computing BECE results. From the marking process, you get to know the wrong and right answers per subject.
- Count the number of correct answers and note them down.
- Divide the correct answers by the total number of questions asked. (e.g., 30/50)
- The quotient should be in decimal points or a fraction. (e.g. 0.6 or 3/5)
- Multiply the quotient by 100% to get a percentage. (e.g. 0.6*100%= 60%) Note: This calculation is done on the individual subject.
- With the percentage in hand, pull out the grading table as prepared using the stanine method or the new flexible 9-scale criterion-referenced grading system and match your raw score, i.e., 60% to the marks on the chart.
- Once you have identified its rightful place, you will be able to know its corresponding grade, following the 1 to 9 grading strategy.
You can use our guide here to check your BECE results after getting this understanding.
What is the Pass Aggregate for BECE?
The pass aggregate for BECE is from aggregate 6-30. Candidates sitting for the exam are expected to have scores within this range to be able to qualify for school placement.
How Can you Pass BECE?
- Put Out the Negative Thoughts About the Examination.
- Prepare Well and Don’t Wait for the Last Minute.
- Solve Past Questions.
- Learn with Strategy.
- Don’t Depend on External help “Apor”
- Make Sure You do What the Questions Demand. Final Words.
The above represents the effective way to check and calculate your BECE Raw Score. The interpretation is what WAEC has been using as its BECE Raw Score calculation in Ghana.
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