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GES ‘SBC’ newly approved Subjects for 2024/2025 BECE

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has recently announced changes to the subjects offered for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the upcoming 2024/2025 academic year.

Here’s a breakdown of the new subject structure:

  • Mandatory Subjects: These subjects are compulsory for all BECE candidates and remain unchanged. They include:
    • English Language
    • Mathematics
    • General Science
    • Social Studies
    • Religious and Moral Education
  • Elective Subjects: Students will now choose one elective subject from a wider range compared to previous years. This category includes:
    • Ghanaian Languages (any language offered by the student’s school)
  • Optional Subjects: These subjects are entirely voluntary and students can choose a maximum of two from the following:
    • French
    • Arabic
    • Computing

Key takeaways:

  • Focus on Core Skills: The core subjects (English, Math, Science, and Social Studies) remain central to the BECE, ensuring a strong foundation in these crucial areas.
  • Increased Flexibility: The introduction of more elective options allows students to explore their interests and potentially pursue further studies aligned with their chosen subject.
  • Exposure to New Languages and Technology: The inclusion of French, Arabic, and Computing as optional subjects broadens students’ horizons and equips them with valuable skills in today’s globalized world.

It’s important to note:

  • This information is based on current announcements from the GES. Students and parents are advised to stay updated with any further official communication from the Ghana Education Service.
  • Schools will provide further guidance to students regarding the selection of elective and optional subjects.

This update to the BECE subject structure aims to provide students with a more well-rounded educational experience while catering to their individual strengths and aspirations.

Disclaimer: This blog article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered official advice from Ghana Education Service (GES). Please refer to the official GES Website and resources for accurate and up-to-date information.


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