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New WAEC Grading System for WASSCE

New WAEC Grading System for WASSCE

The West African Examination Council has released its grading system for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)  for both Private and School Candidates.

WAEC Grading System: This is the official explanation of the WAEC Grading System for WASSCE.

This article explains how the West African Examination council awards marks to candidates during WAEC examination.

This waec grading system applies to WAEC government exam and WAEC private Examination.

Here is the Waec Grading System
Under the new WAEC grading system.

A1 is Excellent
B2Very Good
B3 Good
C4, C5 and C6 are interpreted as
D7 and D8 are interpreted as Pass

while F9 is Fail.

A1 and B2 in the WASSCE means Excellent

B3 is B (Very Good)

C4 is C (Good)

C5 and C6 are D (Credit)

D7 and E8 are E (Pass)

and F9 is F (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%

A1.                                 EXCELLENT
B2.                                 VERY GOOD
B3.                                  GOOD
C4.                                  CREDIT
C5.                                   CREDIT
C6.                                    CREDIT
D7.                                     PASS
E8.                                     PASS
F9.                                     FAIL

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