Have your paper or papers remarked / results cross-checked
If you are sure the grade you achieved in any subject does not reflect your effort on the exam, then having it remarked or cross-checked by WAEC officials may not be a bad idea.
There have been cases where students who had their WASSCE papers remarked or WASSCE results cross-checked achieved better grades.
However, you would have to pay to make this possible.
In addition, if you do end up achieving the same grade or lower in the remarked paper—that could come with a price.
This is why most students do not go for the remarking option. However, if you’re sure of your claim, this should not discourage you.
There is no harm in trying to redeem your name by rewriting the WASSCE / WAEC exam. I’ve seen students who achieve better grades on resits.
You failed the first time, pick yourself up, dust yourself and try again. Even if you fail in your second attempt, try again. Never stop trying.
When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel. — Eloise Ristad
I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I have been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.’—Michael Jordan
Find the right strategy forward
A good strategy is one of the best master piece in your collection. It will help you confront and manage your situation appropriately.
Ask yourself these questions in other to find the right strategy forward:
Do I need to resit the WASSCE?
What would I do differently if I write the WASSCE again?
How can I achieve my desired grade on the WASSCE?
What kind of questions would I attack first on the WASSCE if I choose to resit?
Do I want to study in my country or abroad?
Is the WASSCE the only option?
What are the options available to me to be what I want to be in life?
Find the right strategy and stick to it.
Obstacles, of course, are developmentally necessary: they teach kids strategy, patience, critical thinking, resilience and resourcefulness.—Naomi Wolf
Leaders establish the vision for the future and set the strategy for getting there.—John P. Kotter
Make good use of your time at home
You may not be going to the university this year, therefore use that as an opportunity to engage in things that would benefit your career or goals. You could take a business course, sign up for an internship, well, anything to give you an edge in an application pool tomorrow.
You can be gaining other skills while preparing to write the WASSCE or any other exam that could get you into the university and program of your choice.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.—Henry Ford
Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be.—John Wooden
Failure can only keep you down if you continue to fear it. Embrace the fear and you would release yourself from its control. Don’t be scared of your future–your destiny is in your hands.
Everything you want is on the other side of fear.—Jack Canfield
Seek for alternatives
You could do an IB or A level program.
You could sit for the SAT.
You could write the ACT or any other exam that can get you into a university or program, in the country of your choice.
You could even go back to high school, do a one year programme, and retake the WASSCE. This time fully prepared.
Make this decision wisely.
Prepare for the worst
There is still a chance you would encounter failures or disappointments even when you decide to work towards success.So, be prepared.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. — Robert F. Kennedy
“It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts. —Zig Ziglar
Your failure or poor grades on the West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) shouldn’t define you.
You can still be that great person you want to be.
Your just have to decide from today to make the required changes.
Things would be better off.
Once again, read my definitive guide with more than 50 tips on how to pass the WASSCE. It’s more detailed than this.
I wish you well.