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GCE O-Level Biology Paper 2 2021
The Cameroon General Certificate of Education Board (CGCEB) is the official body in charge of organizing end-of-year examinations for candidates writing the GCE O – Levels ( FORM FIVE) and A-Levels (Uppersixth).
Letter grades are used and below is the grading system used by the Cameroon GCE board for the examinations it administers:
- GCE O Level Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, U
Letter grades A, B, and C represent a passing grade, with the A grade being the highest and the C grade being the lowest, and U (unclassified) representing a fail. Grades lower than C are not stated on the certificate. GCE A Level Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, O, or F
Advanced Level General Grading
Attainment is indicated by the Grades A to E of Which Grade A is the highest and Grade E the lowest. A candidate with Grades A, B, C, D or E has reached the standard of subject pass at the Advanced Level. Grades F indicates a lower level of attainment, not representing a pass. Grade F being the lowest level of attainment judged by the Board to be of sufficient standard to be recorded. Performance below the standard Grade F will be unclassified and will not be indicated on the certificate.
Practical Benefits of Mock and past papers Test
1. “Practice Makes Man Perfect”
True to the saying “Practice makes man perfect,” mock tests are a practice run for the final examination. Attempting several mock tests gives you a lot of practice. Practice creates confidence and Confidence empowers you.
When you practice, you tend to avoid mistakes that could cost you dearly in the final performance. Louis Armstrong, the famous American vocalist has vouched for practice and has been quoted saying “If I don’t practice for a day, I know it. If I don’t practice for two days, the critics know it. And if I don’t practice for three days, the public knows it.”The practice holds good in every field, whether it is in education, sports, music, drama or any other field. When we specifically talk of education, mock tests are the best kind of practice for students.
The more mock tests you attempt, the more ready you are to write your final examination. As you attempt the mock tests you just keep getting better at it. This acts as a large motivating factor for students.
2. Time Management
Another reason why a mock test is important is that it allows you to manage time.
Mock tests are drawn, following the same pattern as the final test. The type of questions will be similar to your final examination questions and the scheduled time period to complete the paper will be exactly the same.
Therefore, answering mock tests allows you to manage your time. After solving several mock tests you will know how to divide your time effectively, between sections of the question paper.
Mock tests also allow you to practice completing the paper within the stipulated time. It helps you improve speed and accuracy.
3. Sheds Off that Extra Pressure
It is a known fact that writing examinations can be challenging and taxing. Apart from the pressure of remembering the subject matter, examinations create tense moments for students.
At times, students facing examinations may go through severe jitters and nervousness. Some students may not perform to their full potential under this pressure.
Mock tests are a good way of getting rid of this nervousness. This is one of the ways how mock test helps students. Mock tests provide the same environment as a final examination, but in its true sense, it is not actually the final test. Attempting several mock tests exposes students to the final examination environment.
4. Introduces You to The Paper Pattern
You may ask what is the purpose of a mock test? Well, for one, it introduces you to the question paper pattern, syllabus and form. Mock tests are basically samples or specimens of final examination question papers.
Many teachers set up mock tests for students by referring to previous years question papers and model question papers.
These questions, set by teachers, are in the exact format of the final test question papers. Mock tests give you an idea of the format of the paper.
5. Mock Tests Are Performance Indicators
Mock tests are performance indicators. Meaning to say, students can gauge their progress through mock tests. Mock tests act as a progression chart for a student.
A progression chart can be defined as a pictorial representation of the progress one is making in a particular field. In education, it can mean to include the progress a student makes in a particular subject.
Mock tests show you how your performance has progressed from the attempt of one mock test to another. Each mock test attempted before the final examination must be an improvement from the previous mock test.