WAEC marking scheme and grading system.
I am sure you have been wondering how the West African Examination Council (WAEC) 2020 examination will be marked and graded.
Have you ever asked yourself how WAEC will mark and give scores to 2020 exams? If yes, then you are at the right place.
WAEC grading system
Under the new WAEC grading system;
A1 Excellent, B2 Very Good, B3 Good, C4,C5 and C6 are all interpreted as Credit, D7 and E8 are Pass and F9 Fail.
WAEC Grading System and Interpretation (by percentage)
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
Explanation to the grading system
For instance , to score A1 in WAEC 2020 mathematics, then u need to score above 75% (i.e 75% – 100%) in the exam.
75% means, you have gotten 75 marks in both section A and B.
How WAEC percentage calculated is done
To know whether you will get A,B,C,D,E and F, divide the number of questions /marks you think you would get correctly by the total number of questions /Marks possible and multiply by 100%
Example: if you were able to answer 40 questions correctly out of 60 total questions given in oral English, then it will be (40/60)x100% =66.67%=B3
Please note that in 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: Social Studies, You are allowed to answer five (5) questions in the theory section and each carries 20 marks. Let’s assume you are able to answer 4 questions to get 15 marks of total of 20 marks for each.
– The total marks you will get off the 4 questions is 15×4= 60 marks
– Total number of marks you can get is 20×5=100
– Your Percentage score is (60/100) x 100% =60%=C4
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Source; Opera News