Academic Matters

Academic Matters

We strongly believe in continuous assessment of our students and not just summative assessment.
As a result, each term, our students write five unannounced Class Exercises (CE), which account for 10%; two continuous assessment tests (10% each); two written assignments (10% each);one project (10%) and one final examination for the term that accounts for the remainder 40(%).

  • the least pass score at IJA is 60%.
  • test papers consist of 30 multiple choice and 5 Essay-type questions (for Senior Secondary CA Test); 25 multiple choice and 3 Essay-type questions (for Junior Secondary CA Test).
    Our SS 2 students going to SS 3 must meet this minimum pass mark for them to get promoted and be registered for external examinations.
  • end of term exams: SS 3 – 60 multiple and 5 essay-type questions (except MOCK exams that would be fully modeled after WASSCE and Cambridge IGCSE pattern); JS 3 - 120 multiple choice questions (and an essay-type for English Studies and Mathematics); for other classes – 50 multiple choice and 5 essay-type questions.

The following examinations are compulsory for every final year student:

  • WASSCE – West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations
  • NECO – National Examination Council Examination
  • UME – Unified Matriculation Examination

The following examinations are also written in the final year but they are not compulsory for the students:

  • IGCSE – International General Certificate of Secondary Examination
  • SAT – Scholastic Aptitude Test
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing System
  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign language