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JUST IN: No selected Text for the ‘Cock Crow’ in BECE 2018;Candidates are to Prepare for all Texts

JUST IN: No selected Text for the ‘Cock Crow’ in BECE 2018;Candidates are to Prepare for all Texts

The English Language paper for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE ) to be conducted in June 2018 has been given a different preference with respect to the 2017 BECE.

This year’s English Literature will include all selected texts in the Cock Crow Literature book, unlike in 2017 where some selected topics were utilised.

The Ghana Education Service in a statement signed by its Director General,Prof Opoku Amankwah ,on April 13,2018.,has instructed all Teachers of English Language at the Junior High Schools who were preparing the Candidates for the BECE to guide the candidates to learn all the texts in the literature book.

He made references to the 2017 Structure of the English language Paper which suggested that there shall be no selected texts for 2018 BECE.

teachers are therefore encouraged to guide pupils in all areas of the book.

Structure of the English language Paper for the 2018 BECE

There will be two papers; Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates are required to take both papers for 100 marks:

Paper1: Lexis and Structure 30 marks

This will be a multiple choice test made up of thirty ( 30) questions. It will consist of four sections; A, B, C and D and will be taken in 35 minutes for 30 marks.

The questions will require knowledge of aspects like theme, setting, literary devices, etc. related to the texts.

Paper 2: Essay – 70 marks

This Paper will consist of three parts: A, B, and C. The candidates are to answer the questions in 1 hour 10 minutes for 70 marks.

Part A: Essay Writing – 30 marks
There will be three essay topics for candidates to choose one and write on it.

Part B: Comprehension – 30 marks
There will be a compulsory Comprehension passage for candidates to read and answer all the questions on it for 30 marks.

Part C: Literature – The Cockcrow: 10 marks Candidates will be required to answer 10 question for 10 marks.

The questions will be based solely on extracts from the “The Cockcrow” and candidates will be expected to supply short answers to the questions.

At least two questions will be set on each genre each year. The questions will require close familiarity with the texts.

Source :EducationGhana.net

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