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An overview of Cameroon GCE examination levels

Overview of Cameroon GCE Board, Examinations and Results

The Cameroon General Certificate of Education Board known as Cameroon GCE Board, is the public examination board responsible for setting examinations, marking them, and distributing results for Anglo-Saxon Cameroonian secondary school students at two stages; Stage 1: The GCE Ordinary Level (“O Level”), a subject-based qualification conferred as part of the General Certificate of Education, for students having completed a 5-year secondary education program, with students qualifying to sit the GCE O’ Level examinations; and Stage 2: The GCE Advanced Level (“A Level”), another subject-based qualification conferred as part of theGeneral Certificate of Education, as well as a school leaving qualification offered by the educational bodies and authorities to students completing secondary or pre-university education, for students having completed a 2-year High School education program, and who have previously sat and been successful in at least 4 GCE O’ Levelsubjects. GCE A’ Level examinations are written by upper sixth students.

The General Certificate of Education is a pure UK system of education adopted by Anglo-Saxon Cameroon.

In the 2015/16 academy year, about 182,416 candidates sat for both the GCE examinations in Cameroon with over 138,000 candidates for the O’ Level and 46,000 for the A’ Level examinations.

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