WAEC Confirms 2024 BECE Question Structure and Format for English Language Examination

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Ferdinand EducationGhana | May 21 | WAEC Confirms 2024 BECE Question Structure and Format for English Language Examination

Learn about the confirmed structure and format for the 2024 BECE English Language examination by WAEC. Detailed breakdown of the objective test and essay sections to help candidates prepare effectively.

 

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has officially confirmed the structure and format for the 2024 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) English Language papers. This announcement aims to provide clarity and preparation guidelines for students sitting for the exams.

Overview of the Examination

The English Language examination will consist of two papers, both of which will be taken in a single sitting. Below is a detailed breakdown of the structure and content of each paper.

PAPER 1: Objective Test

Structure:

  • Total Questions: 40
  • Time Allocation: 50 minutes
  • Total Marks: 40

Components

  1. Grammar Usage:
    • Number of Questions: 35
    • Focus: This section will test candidates’ knowledge and application of grammatical rules and structures in English.
  2. Oral Language

    • Number of Questions: 5
    • Focus: This section will assess candidates’ understanding and interpretation of spoken English.

PAPER 2: Essay

Structure:

  • Parts: Three (Part A, Part B, Part C)
  • Time Allocation: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Total Marks: 60

Components

  1. Part A – Writing:
    • Number of Questions: 3 (candidates are required to answer one)
    • Focus: This section will test candidates’ ability to write coherent and structured essays on given topics. This includes narrative, descriptive, and expository essays
  2. Part B – Reading (Comprehension and Summarising):
    • Number of Passages: 1
    • Questions: Candidates are required to answer all questions related to the passage.
    • Focus: This section will assess candidates’ reading comprehension skills, including their ability to summarize content and respond to questions accurately.
  3. Part C – Literature:
    • Number of Questions: 10 (all questions are compulsory)
    • Focus: This section will evaluate candidates’ understanding and interpretation of literary texts, including prose, poetry, and drama.

Preparation Tips

To excel in the BECE English Language examination, candidates should focus on the following:

  • Grammar: Consistently practice grammar exercises to strengthen command over language rules.
  • Oral Language: Engage in listening exercises and practice speaking to improve comprehension and fluency.
  • Writing Skills: Practice writing essays on various topics to develop clarity, coherence, and structure in written expression.
  • Reading Comprehension: Read diverse texts regularly and practice summarizing to enhance understanding and analytical skills.
  • Literature: Study recommended literary texts thoroughly and engage in discussions to deepen interpretive skills.

Conclusion

WAEC’s detailed structure and format for the 2024 BECE English Language examination are designed to assess students’ proficiency in English comprehensively. By adhering to these guidelines and focusing on key areas of preparation, candidates can approach the examination with confidence and achieve excellent results.

 

 


 

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