The West African Examination Council, WAEC has officially released the timetable for the 2020 WASSCE for private candidates.
The timetable indicates that the 2020 WASSCE for private candidates will begin on Monday, 26th October 2020 with Project Work for Visual Arts candidates, while the theory papers will begin from Monday,16th November 2020, until Thursday,17th December 2020 where the examination will be brought to an end.
Click here to download a copy of the of the time table for the 2020 WASSCE FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES
There are two different types of the examination:
- WASSCE May/June is the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for school candidates. It is taken by final year students in senior secondary schools. They wear their respective school uniforms. This examination is offered during summer (April to May), and the results are available by August.
- WASSCE Nov/Dec, also known as General Certificate Examination (GCE) or WAEC GCE, is a private examination and uniforms are not required but biometric registration is compulsory as in the former. This examination is only offered during autumn and it is usually taken by secondary school leavers who want to correct deficiencies in their results. The results are available by December.
Under the new WAEC Marking and Grading Scheme, the letters A to F are used to indicate how good a result is. Explanations: In other words, To get an A in WAEC Mathematics, you need to score above 75% in the Exam. 75% means you are able to get 75 questions correctly out of 100 questions.
WAEC Grading System
|A1||Excellent||75% – 100%||1|
|B2||Very good||70% – 74%||2|
|B3||Good||65% – 69%||3|
|C4||Credit||60% – 64%||4|
|C5||Credit||55% – 59%||5|
|C6||Credit||50% – 54%||6|
|D7||Pass||45% – 49%||7|
|E8||Pass||40% – 44%||8|
|F9||Fail||0% – 39%||9|