WAEC Grading system and how the examination sheet is marked are what I want to reveal in this article. I know that many candidates who want to write 2020 WASSCE are eager to understand how the examiners is going to mark and grade their scores.
The truth is that you must do well in all the sections the subjects you are writing are divided into. Also you may need to consult your various subject teachers if they are examiner to explain the WAEC marking scheme to you.
Therefore, I have decided to shed light on it before you see your WAEC result.
WAEC Grading System
- 75 – 100 (%) – A1
- 70 – 74 (%) – B2
- 65 – 69 (%) – B3
- 60 – 64 (%) – C4
- 55 – 59 (%) – C5
- 50 – 54 (%) – C6
- 45 – 49 (%) – D7
- 40 – 44 (%) – E8
- 0 – 39 (%) – F9
From the grading system above, a candidate must score 75% and above to have A in any subject. Additionally, to score A, you must know how WAEC is going to mark your exam booklet.
How the WAEC examination sheet is marked
Every subject has its marking scheme, and it is this guide the examiners used to arrive at the grade you see in your WASSCE result. For the sake of this article, I will explain how Mathematics, English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology are marked.
A candidate asked – will I pass if I answered 3 out of 5 questions in WAEC mathematics theory?
SSCE mathematics comprises of 50 objective and 13 theory questions. The theory questions are divided into part I and Part II.
You are to answer ten questions in mathematics theory; all the questions in Part I and five questions in Part II.
The objective questions take 40% of the total mark while the theory makes the remaining 60%. Therefore, for you to score A, you must answer 40 correct questions in the objective and at least 8 in theory.
Physics, Chemistry, and Biology
To pass WAEC Chemistry, Physics and Biology are easy if you understand what I am about to explain. These three subjects have practical, objective, and theory section.
The practical section takes 35% of the mark, the 50 objective questions take 25%, and the theory makes the remaining 40%. So it means that if you want to pass these subjects, you must do the theory, the practical, and objective well in that order.
There are 160 objective questions (oral English included) and the theory (comprehension, essay writing).
- The objective section – 40%
- The theory section – 60%