This publication seeks to educate students and Ghanaians on the 2023 BECE Grading System
In an effort to apply consistent measurements of various levels of accomplishment in a course, the WAEC BECE Grading System was developed. Letters, a range, a percentage, or a number out of a possible total can all be used to represent grades. In certain nations, grades are averaged to create a grade point average.
In order to choose courses or programs that satisfy the necessary Cut-Off Points, the grading system will help you, the student or parent, compute your total grade point. The BECE Grading System 2022 is covered in detail in the sections that follow.
BECE Marks and Grades: Interpretation
The following are their BECE marks and grades. GRADE A+ is assigned to 90-100. The second category in this classification, 80-89, is graded as GRADE A. GRADE C is 50-54 or number 6 in the grading system.
How are BECE Scores Calculated?
Candidates are graded based on their performance in the external examination (objective and written) and the school’s Continuous (Internal) Assessment marks. Candidates are graded on a nine-point numerical scale, with Grade 1 denoting the best performance and Grade 9 denoting the worst.
BECE Scores and Grades
The following are the BECE marks and grades that you must know in order to calculate your aggregate.
- 90-100 is graded as 1, GRADE AA+. It is the HIGHEST grade in the grading system.
- 80-89, the second category in this classification is graded as 2, GRADE A. it is denoted as HIGHER.
- 70-79, is grade 3, a B+, and is described as HIGH.
- 60 -69 is grade 4, GRADE B, described as HIGH AVERAGE.
- 55 – 60 is GRADE C+, classified as 5, and described as AVERAGE.
- LOW AVERAGE is a description of marks falling between 50-54 and GRADE C; number 6 in the grading system.
- Any mark ranging between 40-49 is considered as GRADE D+ and number 7; is described as LOW
- 35-39 is GRADE E which is number 8, described as LOWER in the Stanine grading system.
- GRADE F, 9 characterized by 9 is the LOWEST grade, which falls between 0-34.
Your chances of being admitted to your top school increase with your BECE grade. With the use of the Computerized School Selection and Placement System, the GES enrolls pupils in schools across the nation (CSSPS).
How are the BECE results computed?
The BECE Results are derived from the six best subjects from your BECE results. The three best core subjects (Maths, English, Inter-Science, or Social) and your three best elective subjects (Maths and English are required).
For the calculation, you can choose between science and society.
How to Compute BECE Scores for School Placement
For all candidates who took the BECE exams and are eagerly awaiting the results. It is not uncommon for students to inquire about how to calculate BECE results and the BECE grading scale.
It could be the fear or anxiety of being accepted into a good senior high school for some.
The BECE examination is one of the most important in Ghana’s educational system. It is critical to understand the WAEC grading system and the procedure used by the examination body to calculate BECE results in order to improve your performance and confidence.
The idea is that students should make a concerted effort to secure placement in reputable senior high schools across the country.
So, in this guide, we will show you how to calculate BECE results step by step.
- Marking using the marking scheme is the first step when computing BECE results. From the marking process, you get to know the wrong and right answers per subject.
- Count the number of correct answers and note them down.
- Divide the correct answers by the total number of questions asked. (e.g., 30/50)
- The quotient should be in decimal points or a fraction. (e.g. 0.6 or 3/5)
- Multiply the quotient by 100% to get a percentage. (e.g. 0.6*100%= 60%) Note: This calculation is done on the individual subject.
- With the percentage in hand, pull out the grading table as prepared using the stanine method or the new flexible 9-scale criterion-referenced grading system and match your raw score, i.e., 60% to the marks on the chart.
- Once you have identified its rightful place, you will be able to know its corresponding grade, following the 1 to 9 grading strategy.