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2018 GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION EXAMINATION TIME-TABLE

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TIME ALLOWANCE FOR QUESTION PAPERS

Please note that TIME ALLOWED is shown against the subject /paper name, (e.g. 2167/1 History 2HRS 15MINUTES).

NO EXTRA TIME IS ALLOWED.

Any time allocated for reading through the questions, studying maps, etc. is included in the total time shown.  Exceptionally,

additional time is allowed for:

   playing the unprepared work to candidates taking Music (6020/1)

   the teacher to read the passage to candidates (listening Comprehension) taking French (3016/5)

(1)      Papers included in the same period should begin at the same time, except that, where a candidate is writing two papers in the same
period, the second should be timed to follow the first after an interval not exceeding a quarter of an hour.

(2)        Daylight periods should be provided for Art and Design.

(3)        (i)    The Examinations Council of Zambia will consider applications from Centres for modification of the Time-Tables.

(ii)     Time-Table clashes: Heads of schools/Centres should check the Time-Tables and report any clashes to the Examinations Council of Zambia immediately.  This should include:

  • two papers set in the same period with a third paper set in the other period on the same day;
  • two papers set in the same period, but with no papers set in the other period on the same day.

If there is a Time-Table clash as mentioned in (a) above, the Head will be requested to write to the Director, Examinations Council of Zambia, suggesting how the clash may be resolved.  Detailed instructions will be issued with the statements of entry.

If there is a Time-Table clash as mentioned in (b) above, one of the papers may be transferred to the other period on the same day, provided that the security of the examination is maintained.  The Head of school /Centre will be required to write to the Director, Examinations Council of Zambia, to inform the Council which paper is to be transferred.

(4)        Examination Centres must ascertain from the Examinations Council of Zambia, the dates for any papers not mentioned.

(5)        Notices of the times at which the examination will start and of any changes in this time-table as printed, will be communicated by the Examination Centre to the candidates.

(6)        No candidate may take more than one of the papers bracketed together.

(7)        French Oral 3016/3, and the Practical Examinations in Food and Nutrition 6065/2 and Home Management 6075/2 will be conducted between 16th JULY and 26TH JULY, 2018. French Oral 3016/3 will be conducted by visiting examiners.  Musical Arts Education 3 6020/3, Physical Education 2 6080/2 and Computer Studies 7010/2 will be conducted within the dates shown on the page for additional information to the Time -table

(8)        *Indicates that an additional session may be held in the afternoon of the same day.

HEADS OF SCHOOLS/CENTRES SHOULD ENSURE THAT THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS ARE BROUGHT TO THE NOTICE OF THE CANDIDATES UNDER EXAMINATION.

IMPORTANT DIRECTIONS TO CANDIDATES              

Teachers are advised to take care that their pupils are carefully drilled to carry out these directions.  Numbers 3, 4 and 11 below are very frequently disregarded and candidates sometimes suffer a loss of marks in consequence.

  1. Be seated in the Examination Room five minutes before the start of the Examination. No talking is allowed once you are in the Examination Room.
  2. If an Examination paper for which you are not entered is handed to you, or if the questions indicate that a map or other form should also have been given out, speak to the Supervisor immediately.
  3. Attend carefully to any general directions that may be given at the head of a question paper (e.g. Directions limiting the number of questions that may be answered).
  4. Write your name, centre number, and candidate examination number in the spaces at the top of the Answer Booklet. In addition, write the subject name, subject code number and paper number in the spaces provided on the Answer Booklet. The above information must also be written on any loose papers e.g. maps , graph papers ,etc. clear figures in the right-hand top corner of every sheet of writing paper, etc, which you use, and your name and the name of the subject as well as your number of the first sheet of each set of papers.  If you are using Answer Booklets, you need only write this information on the cover and on any loose maps, squared papers, etc.
  5. Leave a margin at both right-hand and left-hand edges. Begin the answer to each separate part of a question on a fresh line.
  6. Do not fold your Answer Sheets / Booklets at any time.
  7. Write the number of the question clearly in the left-hand margin at the beginning of each answer. Do not copy the question.  Be careful to use the same system of numbering as it appears in the question paper.  Leave a blank space after the answer to each question.
  8. Remember that handwriting and spelling will be taken into account. Candidates are required to write their answers in black or blue-black ink.  Red ink must not be used.  Fountain pens or ball-point pens may be used.
  9. Candidates are warned that the use of pale blue ball-point pens contributes to illegibility and that if their work cannot be read, they automatically penalize themselves.  B or HB pencils must be used for answering multiple choice tests and soft erasers should be used.  Pencils or ball-point pens in other colours may be used for diagrams only.
  10. Do not use ink to shade the multiple choice Answer Sheets.           
  11. The use of map stencils in all Geography papers is forbidden. Bring mathematical, drawing and dissecting instruments for subjects for which they will be needed.  Candidates are warned that the use of electronic calculators in the examination room is limited strictly to non-programmable calculators. Pocket computers and any other supplementary material must in no circumstances be taken into the Examination Room.
  12. No additional time will be allowed for the failure of a calculator in the Examination Room.
  13. Read each question very carefully. Much time may be wasted in writing down information that is not asked for, and no marks are given for it.
  14. Do not spend too much time on one or two questions so as to leave yourself no time to answer others which you are able to answer.
  15. As soon as notice is given to stop writing, fasten any loose papers to the left-hand corner of the Answer Booklet (this is normally the order in which you answered the questions); see that they all have your examination number written upon them, fasten them together at the left-hand top corner and hand them unfolded to the Supervisor. (If more than one Booklet is used, tie them together) Do not tie your Answer Booklets together so tightly that the pages tear apart when they are turned over.
  16. DO NOT STAPLE ANSWER BOOKLETS TOGETHER.
  17. A candidate who arrives late will be required to give a satisfactory reason to the Supervisor. Except in exceptional circumstances, a question paper will not be given to any candidate who is more than half an hour late. Absolute punctuality is essential for certain papers (e.g. Listening Comprehension).   Candidates are not allowed to leave the Examination Room half an hour before the end of the period allotted to the paper except by special permission of the Supervisor.
  18. CANDIDATES WITH Special Educational Needs (SEN) are eligible for 25 percent extra writing time.
  • CAUTION TO CANDIDATES BEFORE COMMENCEMENT OF EXAMINATIONS
  • The Head of school/Centre shall announce a caution to the candidates at an assembly that examinations were about to start and candidates should not involve themselves in examination malpractices such as smuggling of unauthorized materials including exercise books, notes, text books, cellular phones, etc. in the examination room or somebody else writing an examination on behalf of a candidate.
  • Where a candidate will be involved in examination malpractice, all results of such a candidate in all subjects will be cancelled or nullified
  • All articles such as exercise books, notes, text books, cellular phones, etc. should be surrendered to the Invigilator as candidates enter the examination room.
  • Where a teacher or some other person writes an examination on behalf of a candidate, the results of such a candidate will be cancelled or       nullified in all subjects.  The teacher will face criminal prosecution as well as disciplinary action.  Any other person who may not be a Ministry of Education official will be reported to the police for criminal prosecution.
  • Teachers in examination classes should also actively sensitize candidates against examination malpractices and the ensuing penalties which include cancellation or nullification of all results and being barred from writing examinations conducted by the Examinations Council of Zambia.
  • Candidates must return immediately to the Invigilator any incorrect question paper given to them and must not take any used or unused writing paper out of the Examination Room.  Any rough work must be done on the official answer paper and if not to be sent with answers, must be left on the desks to be collected by the Invigilator.
  • Disorderly conduct or causing disturbances in or near the Examination Room may be treated as misconduct leading to disqualification and cancellation of results in all the subjects.
  • Use of vulgar Language (insults) in or near the Examination Room or on the scripts will be treated as misconduct leading to disqualification and cancellation of results in all the subjects.

 

2018 GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION TIME-TABLE (PRACTICAL)

THE GCE EXAMINATION FOR 2018 WILL BE WRITTEN ON THE DATES SHOWN IN THE TIME-TABLE BELOW AND WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EXISTING GUIDELINES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT OF EXAMINATIONS IN ZAMBIA

 

DAY

 

BEGIN AT 08:00 HOURS

 

BEGIN AT 14:00 HOURS

 

FRIDAY 13TH JULY 2018

 

GUIDELINES TO CANDIDATES AND INVIGILATORS

 

MONDAY 16TH JULY 2018

 

6065/2  FOOD AND NUTRITION 2

 

– 1HR 30MINS              (PLANNING)

 

6075/2  HOME MANAGEMENT 2

 

– 1HR 30MINS        (PLANNING)

 

6030/2  WOODWORK 2                                             3HRS

 

 

 

TUESDAY 17TH JULY 2018

 

 

5090/3  BIOLOGY 3   PRACTICAL*

– 1HR 15MINS

5090/6  ALTERNATIVE TO PRACTICAL

– 1HR 15MINS

 

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 18TH JULY 2018

 

 

6010/2  ART AND DESIGN  2         – 2HRS 30MINS

 

7040/1  GEOMETRICAL & MECHANICAL DRAWING 1

2HRS 40MINS

 

COMPUTER STUDIES 2 (PRACTICAL)                                                                  1HR 30MINS

 

THURSDAY 19TH JULY, 2018

 

 

5124/3 SCIENCE 3 PRACTICAL                                                                                           1HR 30MINS

 

COMPUTER STUDIES 2 (PRACTICAL)                                                                  1HR 30MINS
 

FRIDAY 20TH JULY 2018

 

 

7040/2  GEOMETRICAL & MECHANICAL DRAWING 2

2HRS 30MINS

 

 

 

COMPUTER STUDIES 2 (PRACTICAL)                                                                  1HR 30MINS

 

MONDAY 23TH JULY 2018

 

 

5070/3  CHEMISTRY 3  (PRACTICAL)*                                                                               1HR 30MINS

 

 

TUESDAY 24TH JULY 2018

 

 

5054/3  PHYSICS 3      (PRACTICAL)*                                                                                  2HRS 15MINS

 

  6080/1   PHYSICAL EDUCATION  PAPER 1

–  2HRS 30MINS

 

 

WEDNESDAY 25TH JULY 2018

 

5037/3   AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE 3                                                                                   1HR 30MINS

PRACTICAL*

 

 

THURSDAY 26TH  JULY 2018

 

6050/2   FASHION AND FABRICS 2               3HRS

 

 

6040/2  METAL WOORK 2                                      3HRS

 

 

2018 GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION EXAMINATION TIME-TABLE (THEORY)

MORNING SESSIONS BEGIN AT 08:00 HOURS

AFTERNOON SESSIONS BEGIN AT 14:00 HOURS

 

THE GCE EXAMINATION FOR 2018 WILL BE WRITTEN ON THE DATES SHOWN IN THE TIME-TABLE BELOW AND WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EXISTING GUIDELINES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT OF EXAMINATIONS IN ZAMBIA

 

 

DAY

 

BEGIN AT 08:00 HOURS

 

BEGIN AT 11:30 HOURS

 

BEGIN AT 14:00 HOURS

 

FRIDAY 27TH JULY 2018

 

 

 

1121/1   ENGLISH  LANGUAGE 1

1 HR 45 MIN

 

1121/2  ENGLISH LANGUAGE 2

2 HRS

 

   CANDIDATES WILL BE ALLOWED A 15 MINUTES SHORT BREAK BETWEEN THE TWO ENGLISH PAPERS

 

   

2218/1  GEOGRAPHY 1    1HR 30MINS

 

 

 

MONDAY 30TH JULY 2018

 

 

5090/1  BIOLOGY 1

– 50MINS

 

5090/2  BIOLOGY 2

– 1HR 45MINS

 

CANDIDATES WILL BE ALLOWED A 15 MINUTES SHORT BREAK BETWEEN THE TWO BIOLOGY PAPERS

 

   

 

2218/2   GEOGRAPHY 2             – 2HRS

 

 

 

TUESDAY 31ST JULY 2018

 

 

4024/1  MATHEMATICS 1   – 2HRS

 

 

 

2011/1 LITERATURE IN ENGLISH 1

1 HR 30MINS

 

6010/  ART AND DESIGN 1

1HRS 30MINS

 

WEDNESDAY 1ST AUGUST 2018

 

 

4024/2  MATHEMATICS 2 (CV)

– 2HRS 30MINS

 

 

2011/2 LITERATURE IN ENGLISH 2

1 HR 45MINS

 

7010/1 COMPUTER STUDIES 1

2 HRS 30MINS

 

THURSDAY 2ND AUGUST 2018

 

 

7110/1 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTS               1HR

 

7110/2   PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTS 2         2HRS

 

CANDIDATES WILL BE ALLOWED A 15 MINUTES SHORT BREAK BETWEEN THE TWO PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTS PAPERS

 

   

2044/1  CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

– 2HRS 30MINS

 

2046/1  CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

– 2HRS 30MINS

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY 3RD AUGUST 2018

 

 

5054/1  PHYSICS 1                – 1HR

5054/2  PHYSICS 2                – 2HRS

 

5124/1  SCIENCE 1                – 2HRS

 

CANDIDATES WILL BE ALLOWED A 15 MINUTES SHORT BREAK BETWEEN THE TWO PHYSICS PAPERS

   

7100/1 COMMERCE       – 2HRS  30MINS

 

 

 

TUESDAY 7TH AUGUST 2018

 

 

5070/1 CHEMISTRY 1          – 1 HR

5070/2 CHEMISTRY 2         – 2HRS

 

5124/2  SCIENCE 2               – 2HRS

 

CANDIDATES WILL BE ALLOWED A 15 MINUTES SHORT BREAK BETWEEN THE TWO CHEMISTRY PAPERS

 

   

2167/1 HISTORY 1          2HR 15MINS

 

 

WEDNESDAY 8TH AUGUST 2018

 

 

4030/1  ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS  1              – 2HRS

 

   

2167/2  HISTORY 2       – 2HR 15MINS

 

 

 

THURSDAY 9TH AUGUST 2018

 

 

4030/2 ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS 2

– 2HRS 30MINS

   

5037/1  AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE 1   –

2HRS

 

 

FRIDAY 10TH AUGUST 2018

 

 

 

2030/1  CIVIC EDUCATION 1    –

1HR

 

2030/2  CIVIC EDUCATION 2

– 2HRS

 

CANDIDATES WILL BE ALLOWED A 15 MINUTES SHORT BREAK BETWEEN THE TWO CIVIC EDUCATION PAPERS

   

3147/1    LUNDA 1                          2HRS

3148/1    LUVALE 1                         2HRS

3149/1    KIIKAONDE 1                  2HRS

3153/1    ICIBEMBA 1                     2HRS

3154/1    CHITONGA 1                   2HRS

3156/1    CINYANJA 1                    2HRS

3160/1    SILOZI 1                           2HRS

 

 

MONDAY 13TH AUGUST 2018

 

 

6030/1    WOODWORK 1

 

– 2HRS 45MINS

   

6050/1  FASHION & FABRICS 1           –

 

6065/1  FOOD & NUTRITION 1           –

 

6075/1  HOME MANAGEMENT1        –

 

2HRS

 

 

TUESDAY 14TH AUGUST 2018

 

 

6040/1  METAL WORK 1

 

2HRS 45MINS

   

3147/2   LUNDA 2                      – 2HRS

3148/2   LUVALE 2                    – 2HRS

3149/2   KIIKAONDE 2             – 2HRS

3153/2   ICIBEMBA 2                – 2HRS

3154/2   CHITONGA 2              – 2HRS

3156/2   CINYANJA 2                – 2HRS

3160/2   SILOZI 2                       – 2HRS

 

 

WEDNESDAY 15TH AUGUST 2018

 

 

6010/4   ART AND DESIGN 4

– 3HRS

   

6020/1 MUSICAL ARTS EDUCATION 1

– 1HR

 

THURSDAY 16TH AUGUST 2018

 

3016/1   FRENCH 1     1HR 20MINS

 

3016/2   FRENCH 2               – 2HRS

 

CANDIDATES WILL BE ALLOWED A 15 MINUTES SHORT BREAK BETWEEN THE TWO FRENCH PAPERS

 

   

6020/2 MUSICAL ARTS EDUCATION 2

 

– 2HRS 30MINS

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO THE TIME-TABLE

 

 

SUBJECT CODE

 

SUBJECT NAME

 

DURATION

 

DATES

 

PERIOD

 

3016/3

 

FRENCH 3  ORAL

 

25MINS

 

BEGINS: 16TH  JULY, 2018

ENDS:  26TH JULY, 2018

 

SEE NOTE 7

ABOVE

 

6065/2

 

FOOD AND NUTRITION 2

(PRACTICAL TEST)

 

3HRS

 

BEGINS: 20TH  JULY, 2018

ENDS:  27th JULY, 2018

 

SEE NOTE 7

ABOVE

 

6075/2

 

HOME MANAGEMENT 2

(PRACTICAL TEST)

 

3HRS

 

BEGINS: 20TH  JULY, 2018

ENDS:  27TH JULY, 2018

 

SEE NOTE 7

ABOVE

 

 

7010/2

 

COMPUTER STUDIES 2

(PRACTICAL)

 

1HR 30MINS

 

BEGINS: 18TH JULY 2018

ENDS:     20TH JULY 2018

 

SEE NOTE 7 ABOVE

6020/3 MUSICAL ARTS EDUCATION 3

(PRACTICAL)

20 MINS BEGINS: 26TH JULY 2018

ENDS:     27TH JULY 2018

SEE NOTE 7 ABOVE
6080/2 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2

(PRACTICAL)

20 MINS BEGINS: 26TH JULY 2018

ENDS:     27TH  JULY 2018

SEE NOTE 7 ABOVE

 

  1. Please refer to the detailed arrangements for Grade 12 French Oral Test (to follow).
  2. Please refer to the detailed arrangements for Home Management Paper 2, Food and Nutrition Paper 2 (to follow).
  3. Please refer to the detailed arrangements for Physical Education 2, Musical Arts Education 2 and Computer Studies 2

Please note that the duration for French Oral, Physical Education, Musical Arts Education and Computer Studies is PER CANDIDATE

Planning Session must be conducted on the same day scheduled herein

 

 

DAY AND DATE

 

 

SESSION

 

 

SUBJECT  CODE  AND  NAME

 

 

duration

 

WEDNESDAY – 18TH JULY, 2018

 

 

 

MORNING

 

6010/2  ART AND DESIGN 2

DRAWING  OR  PAINTING FROM

NATURE

 

2HRS  30MINS

 

TUESDAY 31ST JULY, 2018

 

 

MORNING

 

6010/1  ART  AND DESIGN 1

 

 

2HRS  30MINS

 

 

WEDNESDAY 15TH AUGUST 2018

 

 

MORNING

 

 

6010/4  ART AND DESIGN 4

PAINTING FROM STILL LIFE

 

 

 

3HRS

 

 

 

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