WAEC Grading System 2023 – WAEC grading system 2023 BE-CE
The West African Examination Council (WAEC) is set to introduce the new WAEC grading system for the 2023 WAEC school year. This new WAEC grading system will replace the existing system that has been in use since 1990.
What is the new WAEC grading system?
The new WAEC grading system is designed to provide a more rigorous assessment of student performance. It will use a seven-grade scale instead of the current five-grade system. The numerical scores for each grade will be as follows: A – 1; B – 2; C – 3; D – 4; E – 5; F – 6; G – 7.
How will the WAEC grading system be applied?
The new system will be applied differently depending on the subject. For subjects with continuous assessment, such as mathematics and sciences, the grading will be based on the total score achieved by the student. For subjects with only written assessments, such as language and history, the grading will be based on the average scores achieved in each of the components of the paper.
WASSCE Grading System 2022 & Interpretation
Below is the current WASSCE grading system.
Grading System for WASSCE 2022 with Marks
Under the new WAEC grading system, A1 is Excellent, B2 is Very Good, B3 is Good, C4, C5, and C6 are interpreted as Credit, D7 and D8 are interpreted as Pass, while F9 is Fail.
A1 and B2 in the WASSCE mean 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).
WASSCE 2022 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% – 44%
F9 Failure 0% – 39%
WAEC Grading System and Interpretation in Percentage
|Grade||Definition||Interpretation in 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||49 – 45|
|E8||Pass||40 – 44|
|F9||Fail||0 – 39|
What are the benefits of the new WAEC grading system?
There are several benefits of the new WAEC grading system. These include:
- Helps to ensure fairness: The new system will ensure fairness in assessments by providing students with numerical scores for each grade. This will help eliminate any potential discrepancies between how different examiners mark papers.
- Helps to provide a more accurate assessment of students’ abilities: The new system will provide a more accurate assessment of student abilities by taking into account their individual performance in different components of the paper.
- Helps to improve the quality of exams: By providing a more accurate assessment of student performance, the new system will help ensure that the quality of WAEC exams is of a higher standard.
The new WAEC grading system will come into effect in the 2023 WAEC school year. It is hoped that this new system will help to improve the accuracy and fairness of WAEC examinations. The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is introducing new changes to their grading system in 2023 with the aim of improving the quality of assessment, streamlining the evaluation process, and promoting equity and fairness.The new WAEC grading system will incorporate a nine-point grading scale which is similar to the one used in the Nigeria certificate examination.The primary change will be the expansion of the grading scale from the traditional six-point system to a nine-point system. This change will provide a significantly more nuanced breakdown of performance.
Under the new WAEC grading system, a score of A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, D, E and F will be given by superintendents to examinees. A1 being the highest and F being the lowest. This will provide a better comparison to other similar exams, such as the GCE exams, which are dominated by the A*/A/B/C/D/E/F grading system. This can also help create more level playing fields for students from different economic backgrounds or areas.
The new WAEC grading system provides more detailed information on the range of achievement, allowing each examinee to compare the results of their performance with greater accuracy. In addition, the grades of A1, A2 and B1 will now be collectively considered as an ‘A Grade’. This will give students a better understanding and appreciation of their results, with the higher-scoring bands being rewardedappropriately.
This is an exciting step forward for WAEC and should help to boost confidence and motivation for students. WAEC’s CEO, Dr. Suleiman Mahmud, has noted that the new grading system will be accompanied by updates to the assessment process, with improvements being made to the administration, delivery and verification processes. This suggests that the long-awaited reforms to assessment at WAEC have finally been initiated, and the prospects for brighter futures in education look more promising.
We are confident that this new grading system will lead to better performance in the WAEC exams and improved attainment at the end of the academic year. We hope that all students will take the initiative and make the necessary efforts to make sure they get the best out of this new grading system.
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