WAEC marking scheme and grading system. Maybe you’ve been wondering how the West African Examination Council (WAEC) 2023 examination will be marked and graded. If you’ve ever asked how will WAEC mark and give scores for 2023 exams? then you’re at the right place.

In one of our articles, we’ve written on how to pass the 2023 WAEC exams in one sitting. Also, we have also written a comprehensive guide on how to check WAEC results when it is released.

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## WAEC Grading System

Under the new WAEC grading system, A1 is Excellent, B2 Very Good, B3 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).

## WAEC Grading System and Interpretation (by Percentage)

**Grade Definition**

A1 Excellent 75% â€“ 100%

B2 Very good 70% â€“ 74%

B3 Good 65%- 69%

C4 Credit 60% â€“ 64%

C5 Credit 55% â€“ 59%

C6 Credit 50% â€“ 54%

D7 Pass 45% â€“ 49%

E8 Pass 40% â€“ 45%

F9 Failure 0% â€“ 39%

### WASSCE Grading System / Interception

GRADE |
NUMERIC VALUE |
INTERPRETATION |

A1 | 1 | EXCELLENT |

B2 | 2 | VERY GOOD |

B3 | 3 | GOOD |

C4 | 4 | CREDIT |

C5 | 5 | CREDIT |

C6 | 6 | CREDIT |

D7 | 7 | PASS |

E8 | 8 | PASS |

F9 | 9 | FAIL |

### Explanations

For instance, to get an A in WAEC 2020 Mathematics, you need to score above 75% in the Exam. 75% means you are able to get 75 questions correctly out of 100 questions.

If you are given 50 questions in a subject, 75% is equal to around 37 questions you answered correctly. This explanation also applies to other grades above.

### How is WAEC Percentage Calculated?

To know whether you will score An A, B or C, divide the number of questions/marks you think you would get correctly by the total number of questions/marks possible and multiply by 100 per cent.

**Example**: If you were able to answer **40 questions correctly** out of **60 total questions** given in Oral English. To calculate your percentage, it will be (**40/60)x100% = 66.67% = B3.**

**In an objective, all questions carry equal marks.**

**For WAEC Theory Questions**

Calculate how many marks you are very sure of, then divide by the total marks the questions carry and multiply by 100%.

**Example**: You are required to answer 5 questions in the theory section. Each question carries 20 marks.

Let’s say you are able to **answer 4 questions** and **sure of 15 marks** out of a **total of 20 marks** for each question.

- The total marks you are sure of is
**15×4 = 60** - Total number of marks you can get is
**20×5 = 100** - Your percentage score is
**(60/100)x100% = 60% = C4**

I heard the marking scheme for the papers that leaked has been changed. Please is it true?

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Did they convert objectives in core maths

Please in marking chemistry ,do they divide the section A and B and add it to the praticals

When will the weac release the 2021 results.

2021 waec will they include continuous assessment to the main exams

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Are class assessments included in the scoring of the papers???

Class assessment included in the scoring exams

I want the marking scheme for history, government, literature, c.r.s and economic

Why they mark us down in English E8..why …pls remarking

Pls I can not understand what is going on with my papers which I took part in the year 2020 0070503002

Abor senior high school

OK.. Please I Want to know now, since d7 and e8 are now pass,will they be accepted in any institution?

Has the 2020 Wassce marking started

Is the Elective Mathematics objectives converted?

It is not converted, its added to your theory scores and then divided by the total available scores then multiplied by 100.

Thanks for educating us on this.

In marking mathematics is objectives also convert

Can I use d7 in mathematics to attend university

Please I want to know that when marking mathematics paper do the markers convert the whole to hundred or they convert the theory only and add it to the objectives?

Please I want the marking scheme for government studies

Does this marking scheme also apply for mathematics