WASSCE Grading System For West-Africa and Its Interpretation

Current WAEC Grading System and Interpretation of Grades

WAEC marking scheme and grading system. Maybe you’ve been wondering how the West African Examination Council (WAEC) 2020 examination will be marked and graded. If you’ve ever asked how will WAEC mark and give scored for 2020 exams? then you’re at the right place.

WAEC Grading System

Under the new WAEC grading system,

A1 is Excellent,

B2 Very Good,

B3 Good,

C4, C5 and C6 are interpreted as Credit,

D7 and D8 are interpreted as Pass, while

F9 is Fail.

WAEC Grading System and Interpretation (by Percentage)
Grade Definition

A1 Excellent 75% – 100%
B2 Very good 70% – 74%
B3 Good 65%- 69%
C4 Credit 60% – 64%
C5 Credit 55% – 59%
C6 Credit 50% – 54%
D7 Pass 45% – 49%
E8 Pass 40% – 45%
F9 Failure 0% – 39%

WASSCE Grading System / Interception
GRADE NUMERIC VALUE INTERPRETATION
A1 1 EXCELLENT
B2 2 VERY GOOD
B3 3 GOOD
C4 4 CREDIT
C5 5 CREDIT
C6 6 CREDIT
D7 7 PASS
E8 8 PASS
F9 9 FAIL
For instance, to get an A in WAEC 2020 Mathematics, you need to score above 75% in the Exam. 75% means you are able to get 75 questions correctly out of 100 questions.

If you are given 50 questions in a subject, 75% is equal to around 37 questions you answered correctly. This explanation also applies to other grades above.

How is WAEC Percentage Grade Calculated?
To know whether you will score An A, B or C, divide the number of questions/marks you think you would get correctly by the total number of questions/marks possible and multiply by 100 per-cent.

Example: If you were able to answer 40 questions correctly out of 60 total questions given in Oral English. To calculate your percentage, it will be (40/60)x100% = 66.67% = B3.

In an objective, all questions carry equal marks.

For WAEC Theory Questions

Calculate how many marks you are very sure of, then divide by the total marks the questions carry and multiply by 100%.

Example: You are required to answer 5 questions in the theory section. Each question carries 20 marks.

Let’s say you are able to answer 4 questions and sure of 15 marks out of a total of 20 marks for each question.

The total marks you are sure of is 15×4 = 60
Total number of marks you can get is 20×5 = 100
Your percentage score is (60/100)x100% = 60% = C4

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