Revealed WAEC Marking Scheme and Grading System 2020

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How Percentage Is Calculated

In other words 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%.
For Example: That is to say If i was able to answer 40 questions correctly out of 60 total questions given in Oral English. To calculate my percentage score, it is
(40÷60)×100% = 66.67% = B3
Assumption: All questions carry equal mark.

For Waec Theory Questions

So Calculate how many marks you are very sure of, then divide my the total marks the questions carry and multiply by 100%.
For Example: You are required to answer 5questions in the theory part. Each question carries 20 marks.
Now, you are able to answer 4 questions and only sure of 15 marks out of total 20marks for each question.
  • The total marks you are sure of here is 15 times 4 = 60
  • Total number of marks you can get is 20 times 5 = 100
  • Your percentage score is (60÷100)×100% = 60% = C4

Old WAEC Marking scheme/grading system

In case you did not know, there was another WAEC grading system that had been in use since 1992. This is what it used to look like:

  • If you got 39% or less on your exams, your mark would have been F9, which meant that you failed.
  • 40-44% gave you E8, and 45-49% gave you D7, which were both passing grades.
  • 50-54% gave you C6, 55-59% gave you C5, and 60-64% gave you C4. Each of these grades meant that you earned Credit.
  • 65-69% gave you B3, which was Good.
  • 70-79% gave you B2, which was Very Good.
  • If you managed to score 80-100% on your exams, you would have received A1, which (for some reason) was called Congratulations.

As you can see, the new system is slightly more lax in terms of giving out A1 grades. At 75%, you can get the Excellent grade, whereas before it had to be at least 80%

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