Introduction to LGCSE

Stages of the Development of the Lesotho GCSE: Collaboration between the Examinations Council of Lesotho and Cambridge International Examinations.

The Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (COSC) taken at the end of secondary school in Lesotho is currently made up of Cambridge GCE O Levels, marked and graded by ECOL in Lesotho since, 1989. As part of Lesotho’s national educational development, the COSC is being replaced by a locally produced qualification -- the Lesotho General Certificate of Secondary Education (LGCSE), which is being developed over a period of years in three/four main stages. In light of the prevailing and envisaged changes in the assessment of education in Lesotho, LGCSE is more relevant than COSC. The reason being that, LGCSE will exist as a qualification where performance in each subject is individually recognized, unlike with COSC, which is based on a group award system.

For more information, click on the link below:

[LGCSE Documentation]