Cameroon: The GCE Advanced Level

The GCE Advanced Level (General Certificate of Education Advanced Level) unit is one of the units under the Division of Examination. The Division of Examination is headed by a Deputy Registrar in charge of Examinations while the Advanced Level unit is headed by  an  Examination Officer. This unit has its responsibilities and duties which include ;

  • Preparation and distribution of Registration Materials.
  • Reception and processing of registration forms from registration centres.
  • Moderation of raw test items.
  • Supervision of the Proof reading exercise.
  • Costing and preparation of practical documents.
  • Creation of Registration and Accommodation centres.

 Supervision and monitoring of practical and written examinations.

  • Supervision of marking secretariats and marking proper.

The GCE Advance level is a qualification exam that is written by students in the class of Upper Sixth. It is therefore the main examination written by student before graduating from Secondary School. The GCE A-Level is the highest certificate obtained in the secondary education by English speaking Cameroonians.

GCE Advanced Level subjects

The Advanced Level examination is made of Twenty (20) subjects namely;

50730English Language
60735Literature in English
70740Food Science and Nutrition
90746Special Bilingual Education French
130765Pure Mathematics With Mechanics
140770Pure Mathematics With Statistics
150775Further Mathematics
170785Religious Studies
190795Computer Science
200796Information and Communication Technology

Students can register for a minimum of two subjects at the GCE Advanced Level which is also the minimum number of subjects a candidate must pass to obtain the General Certificate of Education Advanced Level.

The General Certificate of Education Examinations Advanced Levels shall normally mark the end of the Upper Sixth Form of secondary general education.

The examination shall be broad-based and shall set out to measure the candidate’s knowledge of the world around him, his capacity to think, apply, synthesize and evaluate knowledge and situations in relation to the subjects for which he shall be presenting himself at the Advanced Level.

The examinations shall be open to external candidates on the same conditions as applied to those attending secondary schools. There shall be no limit to the number of sittings.

Students are graded from A to E which are the passed grades in descending order and as we said earlier a student must succeed in at least two subjects (at least 2 Es)

Registration fees

  • Registration fee – 9000frs
  • Subject fee – 2000frs
  • Practical fee – 5000frs
  • Franking of form G3 – 1000frs

The above fees are applicable presently at the GCE Board.

Registration conditions

Candidates for the Advanced Level examination may enter for at most five subjects. 

  1. Holders of the Cameroon General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level with pass grades in at least four subjects.
  2. Holders of the University of London General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level with pass grades in at least four subjects.
  3. Holders of at least Teacher Grade II Certificate.
  4. Holders of R.S.A stage II certificate in at least four subjects.
  5. Holders of other certificates deemed equivalent by the Board to any of the above. 

What next?

Learn more about the Cameroon GCE board here.


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