Academic Matters

Academic Matters

We strongly believe in continuous assessment of our learners and not just summative assessment.
As a result, each term, our learners 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 Year 11 learners going to Year 12 must meet this minimum pass mark for them to get promoted and be registered for external examinations.
  • end of term exams: Year 12 – 60 multiple and 5 essay-type questions (except MOCK exams that would be fully modeled after WASSCE and Cambridge IGCSE pattern); Year 9 - 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 learner:

  • 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 learners:

  • 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