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Grade 12 OR Joint School Certificate and General Certificate of Education Examination
This is a high stake school examination in Zambia as it is one that determines entry into tertiary institutions such as Colleges and Universities. Candidates who meet the minimum requirements are awarded the School Certificate. All the candidates for the School Certificate examination are allowed to enter and sit for at least six (6) subjects. These include English language and others from the Subject Groups shown below.
SUBJECT GROUP 1- ENGLISH LANGUAGE
AWARD OF A SCHOOL CERTIFICATE
All the requirements for the School Certificate must be satisfied at one and the same examination. To qualify the candidate must;
(a) Pass in at least SIX subjects (including English language) with CREDIT in at least ONE of them.
(b) Pass in at least FIVE subjects (including English language) with CREDIT in at least TWO of them.
AWARD OF A GENERAL CERTIFCATE OF EDUCATION (GCE)
Candidates who obtain Grade ONE to EIGHT in at least ONE SUBJECT will qualify for the award of the General Certificate of Education (GCE)
(a) They enter and sit but do not qualify for the School Certificate;
ZAMBIAN GRADING SYSTEM
The following table shows the relationship between Grades and the Standards;
The School Certificate and the General Certificate of Education will show Subject Grades from One (1) and Eight (8). Grade Nine (9) and Absent (X) will not be recorded on the Certificate although they will be shown on the Results Slip.
The Examinations Council of Zambia will issue Certificates by 30th September following the year of the examination and will be sent to Heads of School/ Centre for distribution to candidates.No candidates will be allowed to collect the Certificate directly from the Examinations Council of Zambia except for under protest cases still outstanding.
INTERPRETATION OF GRADE 12 ‘0’ LEVEL EXAMINATIONS
The School Results in Zambia are classified into two groups as follows:
However, the Examinations Council of Zambia does not conduct examinations at Advanced Level (‘A’ Level), only at Ordinary Level (‘O’ Level).
This implies that all results obtained at Senior Secondary/High School Level are Ordinary Level (‘O’ Level). The Grading System is as follows:
(a) Pass in at least six subjects (including English language) with a credit in at least one of them.
(b) Pass in at least five subjects (including English language) with a credit in at least two of them.
2. General Certificate of Education(GCE)
(a) The candidate enters and sits but does not qualify for the School Certificate;
(b) Already holds a School Certificate or General Certificate of Education (GCE).
NOTE. Any candidate who has already attempted the examinations offered by Examinations Council of Zambia can only attempt again as a General Certificate of Education (GCE) candidate and shall always obtain a General Certificate of Education (GCE).
Also note that the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Certificates cannot be combined to make one certificate or a School Certificate.
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