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THE LIBERIA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION (LSHSCE)

BACKGROUND

The Liberia Senior High School Certificate Examination (LSHSCE) for school candidatesis is administered to 12th graders in the Republic of Liberia . The actual date for the examination is communicated to the schools through the Ministry of Education before the commencement of the school year. Subjects offered for this examination are grouped into three categories: Core, General and Science Subjects.

The Core (Compulsory) Subjects are:
Subject Code
English Language
101
Mathematics 301
   
The General Subjects comprise of:
Economics
201
Geography
202
History
203
Literature-in-English 204
   
The Science Subjects comprise of
Biology 401
Chemistry 402
Physics 403


ENTRY REQUIREMENT

The Liberia Senior High School Certificate Examination (LSHSCE) for school candidates is administered to all current 12th graders in the Republic of Liberia after due registration with the West African Examinations Council. The entry period runs from September to November.

All candidates for the examination are to enter for a minimum of eight subjects and a maximum of nine subjects from the three subject groups as listed in the background above. Additional subjects such as vocational and technical subjects will be added in the future if the Ministry of Education deems it necessary.

GRADING

The grading system used at the LSHSCE is the stanine with 1 representing Excellent, 2 - Very Good , 3 - Good, 4 - 6 representing Credit, 7 - 8 representing Pass and 9 representing Fail . The grades boundary per subject for each of the grades is determined at the Subject Awards Meeting held after which the grade/calculation sheets are used for processing.

The final grade of a candidate has two components: Continuous Assessment Score ( CASS ) or School's Grade and Terminal Assessment Score (TASS) or WAEC's Grade with the CASS contributing 30% while the TASS contributes the balance 70% of the candidate's final grade. The CASS are submitted by the various schools during the registration process or at a time determined by WAEC.


RESULT/ CERTIFICATE

Results for individual schools are immediately access online by each school that presented candidates for the examination when the results are officially released.

Certificates are awarded to only successful candidates on the examination.

To qualify for a Liberia Senior High School Certificate, a candidate must pass in at least six subjects including the Core (Compulsory) Subjects and at least a subject each from the other two groups.

Successful candidates are usually placed in either one of the three Divisions listed below:


Division I

  • Pass at least six subjects from the three subject groups;
  • Obtain an aggregate of at most 24 in the best six subjects; and
  • Pass Mathematics and English Language with credit.

Division II

  • Pass at least six subjects from the three subject groups;
  • Obtain an aggregate between 25 and 36 inclusively in the best six subjects; and
  • Pass Mathematics and English Language with credit.

Division III

  • Pass at least six subjects from the three subject groups;
  • Obtain an aggregate between 37 and 48 in the best six subjects; and
  • Pass Mathematics and English Language with a grade of 7/ 8.

 

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