WAEC Ghana BECE Grading System: See How to Calculate Your Results Here

WAEC Ghana BECE Grading System: Check Basic Education Certificate Examination Grading System Here > Feature in this post is How to calculate Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) Results and the New Grading System. See more details below.
WAEC Ghana BECE Grading System:

Grading is important in every educational institution as it helps to rank the students and determine how each performs at the end of the study period.

About BECE and How to Calculate BECE Results for School Placement

The Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) is the main exam that the junior high school education Ghanaian students take to qualify to join the vocational institutes (V.I), technical institutes (T.I), and senior high school. The Ghana Education Service conducts this exam via the Ministry of Education annually on the month of June. This exam only last for a week if there is no inconveniences like postponement or cancellation.

The approved school do the registration of this special exam and the candidates are given 4 choices of the senior schools they would love to join. The school sends the entries and the candidates choices through the internet for processing.

The selection of the candidates to senior schools is determined by the candidate’s grade. The Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) does the placement fairy. The BECE has improved making it easier for the students to check their placement results on mobile phones. If a candidate fails to qualify, he or she will have to do self-placement in schools with vacancies.

WAEC Ghana Grading System for BECE.

  1. Excellent – A1 75% – 100%
  2. Very good – B2 70% – 74%
  3. Good – B3 65%- 69%
  4. Credit -C4 60% – 64%
  5. Credit – C5 55% – 59%
  6. Credit – C6 50% – 54%
  7. Pass – D7 45% – 49%
  8. Pass -E8 40% – 45%
  9. Failure-F9 0% – 44%

BECE Grading System

The grading system for BECE gives a Ghanaian candidate with an excellent score a A1 and B2 grade, a good score candidate gets a B3, a credit candidates gets a C4, C5, and C6 grade, and finally a pass student gets a D7 and E8 grade.

In simple terms, below is the BECE grading scale or the used BECE grading system.

  • 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.
  • 4th grade, GRADE B, described as HIGH AVERAGE is any mark between 60-69.
  • 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; 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.


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