External Examinations

BEC administers examinations/tests of other boards. 
  • Diploma Courses
  • Degree Courses
  • Post Graduate

Secondary

A. Cambridge Assessment International Education – www.cambridgeinternational.org
1. Cambridge Secondary 1 Checkpoint (11-14 years) 
2. Cambridge International General (IGCSE) 
3. General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE O Level) 
4. General Certificate of Education, Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Level (GCE AS and A Level)

Post-Secondary

A. University of London International Programmes 
Undergraduate 
Diploma and Degree Courses (Public Admin, LLB etc) 
Post Graduate 
Masters and Advanced Diploma courses (MBA, MSc in Finance, Public Admin, Policy Studies, LLM and Public Health, Epidemiology and Environmental Management courses) 

B. Others 
Walk in clients undertaking Secondary, College and University level distance education exams

Aptitude Tests

A. Educational Testing Services – collegeboard.org or sat.org/international 
SAT and SAT Subject Tests

Examination Bodies

Cambridge Assessment International Education

Cambridge Assessment International Education Exams offered:

  • IGCSE
  • GCE Ó’, ÁS’and Á”level
  • Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) Diploma 

Sitting Times May/ June and November

University of London, UK

Edexcel International Exams offered: GCE ‘O’ ‘AS’ and ‘A’ level GCSE IGCSE Sitting Times January and May/June

Educational Testing Services, USA

Tests offered;
  • SAT- Scholastic Aptitudes Tests
  • TOEFL- Test of English as a Foreign Language
  • TWE- Test of Written English
  • GRE- Graduate Record Tests
  • TSE- Test of Spoken English

Australian Council for Education Research ACER

Students should register online at: www.acer.edu.au/isat for the - ISAT- International Student Admission Test. External Examination Office

Local Aptitude Tests

Local Aptitudes Tests Are offered to candidates from: 
University of Botswana - Mature Entry Students. 
Technical Colleges Botswana Institute of Commerce and Administration (BIAC) Other Examinations 
Sometimes foreign universities request Botswana Examinations Council to supervise examinations on their behalf. In this case the candidates pay an administration fee. and invigilation fee to be determined by BEC from time to time.

SAT

The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States. Since it was debuted by the College Board in 1926, its name and scoring have changed several times; originally called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, it was later called the Scholastic Assessment Test, then the SAT I: Reasoning Test, then the SAT Reasoning Test, then simply the SAT.

TOEFL

It is used to test the English language skills of students from non-native English speaking countries that want to study or work in countries that use English as the language of communication. Almost all the Universities in United States, Australia, Canada,New Zealand and United Kingdom use TOEFL to test their students. This is used to determine whether the students can enter into their university programs or attain scholarships. TOEFL developed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) operates in over 110 countries and has over 6000 institutions and agencies that rely on it as the means of testing students’ English proficiency.

Who uses the TOEFL test?

Students who want to study further: For non-native speakers who hold degrees or diplomas from post-secondary institutions in English speaking countries Academic institutions: To determine academic readiness and make admissions decisions for international applicants Individuals who are applying for professional licensure or certification Many government, licensing and certification agencies, as well as exchange and scholarship programmes also use TOEFL® scores as a decision-making tool. Benefits of the TOEFL® test: Widely available and easily accessible Regarded as the international standard and industry leader The test is administered under secure conditions and is highly reliable; hence, scores can be used confidently to make high-stakes decisions