How to Calculate BECE Grades

BECE candidates have their SHS placements based on BECE grades or aggregate grades they obtain in their examinations. To know which of your choices of SHS you will be placed in, you need to know your aggregate score.

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SHS Placements Based on BECE Grades

The Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) is an online portal for BECE graduates to access Senior High School (SHS) placement after WAEC has released their BECE results.

Candidates who have successfully passed the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) are qualified to check SHS placement via with their JHS Index Number and Purchased CSSPS eVoucher PIN.

If you have not yet checked your BECE results, use the link HERE to read how to do that.

How To Calculate BECE Grades

  1. The BECE Grades are calculated using the 6 best subjects from your BECE results.
  2. The 3 best core subjects (Maths, English, Inter-Science, or Social) and your 3 best elective subjects.
  3. Maths and English are must among the core subjects. You can select from science and social for the calculation. Click HERE for details

CSSPS BECE School Placement Cut-Off Points

The table below outlines the BECE aggregates and their likely categories of school placement

Choices Aggregate Grade
1st Choice 6 – 10
2nd Choice 11 – 19
3rd and 4th Choice 20 – 29
5th Choice 30 – 35
Self Placement above 35

Why Some Candidates Don’t Get SHS Placement

The following are some of the reasons some BECE candidates do not get SHS placement or placed in their school of choice.

  • If you don’t get the required aggregate grade (you won’t get the school of your choice)
  • If you get a grade of 9 in English Language or Mathematics you are not qualified for placement.
  • Aggregate score or grade of 35 and above, you will need to do self-placement.

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