WAEC Ghana BECE Grading System | How to Calculate Your Results

The BECE grading system is used to grade students based on their academic performance. Both the Ghana Education Service (GES) and Senior High School (SHS) prospective students take this examination seriously. The BECE grading system plays a vital role in determining the quality of BECE results as well as students placement.

How to Calculate BECE Results for School Placement

For all candidates who wrote the BECE exams and are anxiously waiting for their results. It is not uncommon to ask questions such as, how to calculate BECE results and BECE grading scale. To some, it might be the fear or anxiety of being enrolled in a good senior high school.


The BECE exam is one of the most important examinations in Ghana’s education system. To aid your performance and confidence, it is important to understand the WAEC grading system and the procedure used by the examination body to calculate BECE results.

The idea is that students should make a conscious effort that will guarantee them placement in reputable senior high schools in the country.

See Also: How to Check BECE Result.

So in this guide, we are going to show you a step-by-step guide on how to calculate BECE results.

  • 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 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.

See Also: How to Check BECE Placement.

BECE Marks and their Grades

Below are marks and their grades in BECE that you need to hold close to your heart so that you can create a successful reading plan.

  • 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; 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.

The better your BECE grade the greater your chances of getting placed into your school of choice. The GES uses the Computerized School Selection and Placement System (CSSPS) to place students into different schools across the country.

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  1. hello dears i can not describe the euphoria i stand to write this text. because writing this paper is not a fear but i realize that the fear is at marking spot but with i am optimistic that i will make out with an extraordinary grade which will bring glory to me and my family and school thank you W.A.E.C.

  2. Please, it’s not good at all. We are in the beginning of life and you are not supposed to treat us this way like grown people. We are still children. Some of us are very intelligent, but BECE always make us panic and we don’t showcase our intelligence. For instance, some of us fainted when were about to write the exams. The Government should do something about this exams

  3. No this is not right because the candidate were not told the grading will change and every student writing exams has a target.

  4. Why is it on our time?please do something about it. If it’s not this grading system Paa a then my grade supposed to be 1 in all the subjects.

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