Junior Secondary (G9)

The Grade 9 OR Junior Secondary School Leaving Examination (JSSLE) is an examination that is administered to candidates in order for them to proceed to High School. Students, who pass the examination, progress to Grade 10. To qualify for the award of the JSSLE Certificate, a candidate must satisfy the minimum requirements of passes in six (6) subjects. The Certificate obtained at this level is a pre-requisite for eligibility to register for examination at Grade 12. In other words, the JSSLE Certificate is a requirement for a candidate to undertake registration for Grade 12 examination. The candidates use the Grade 9 examination number to present themselves for Grade 12 examination.

At this level, the following are the subject groups;

GROUPS A (BASIC) SIX

CODE SUBJECT NAME NUMBER OF PAPERS
101 ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
401 MATHEMATICS 2
502 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE 2
201 CIVICS 1
203 HISTORY 1
202 GEOGRAPHY 2

The above subjects are compulsory at this level. All candidates are obliged to write all the subjects to be awarded a JSSLE Certificate by the Examinations Council of Zambia. 

GROUP B (Optional Subjects)
In addition to the Basic six (6) Subjects, the candidates are allowed to take any of the following subjects of their choice;

CODE SUBJECT NAME NUMBER OF PAPERS
204 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 1
205 ART 2
206 MUSIC 3
301 ICIBEMBA 2
302 CINYANJA 2
303 CHITONGA 2
304 SILOZI 2
306 FRENCH 3
307 KIKAONDE 2
308 LUNDA 2
309 LUVALE 2
501 AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE 2
601 HOME ECONOMIC 2
602 METAL WORK 2
603 TECHNICAL DRAWING 2
604 WOODWORK 2
605 BOOK KEEPING 1
606 OFFICE PRACTICE 1
  •  Candidates must enter English, Mathematics, Environmental Science, History, Geography, Civics and two or three Subjects selected from Group B with optional subjects.
  • No candidate subject may enter for more than Nine (9) subjects

AWARD OF A JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE

GRADE PERCENTAGE MARK RANGE STANDARD
1 75 and Above Distinction
2 60-74 Credit
3 50-59 Clear Pass
4 40-49 Pass
F 0-39 Fail

NOTE: To qualify for the award of the Junior Secondary School Leaving Examination Certificate, a candidate must satisfy the Minimum Requirements of passes’ in Six Subjects.

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