KCSE Grading System 2019 in Kenya. In Kenya, the grading system varies according to the overall performance of candidates in the national exam called Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
The 2018 KCSE exams whose results are set to be out by 21st December will use the following grading system.
Subject Mark Grade
Mathematics 70% A
Chemistry 65% A
Physics 60% A
Biology 80% A
Agriculture 88% A
Business 86% A
History 80% A
Geography 76% A
English 80% A
Kiswahili 78% A
CRE 90% A
The mean grade for absent candidates will be X while Y will be for those who will have some subjects canceled. If the entry requirements for KCSE exams were not met, the grade will be U while mean grade will be W if the exam results are withheld.
Upon the release of KCSE examinations, results will be accessed through the SMS number that will be provided during the official release of results.
For example, in 2006, a mean grade of A corresponded with 76 and upwards percentage points, while in 2007 it changed to 81 and upwards points. However, generally, the grading system is as follows:
Examinees are awarded an overall grade for the subjects examined. Students sit for 7, 8, or 9 subjects, but the overall grade and points are calculated from 7 subjects, as follows:
- Three courses from Group 1: 101 English, 102 Kiswahili, and 121 Mathematics are required)
- Two courses from Group 2: Biology, Physics, and Chemistry
- One course from Group 3: History and Government, Geography, CRE/IRE/HRE
- An additional course not among those mentioned above