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WASSCE Grading System In Ghana 2023


In this article, we will cover all you need to know about the new WAEC WASSCE Grading System.

The WAEC WASSCE Grading System is the attempt to apply standardized measurements of varying levels of achievement in a course.

Grades can be assigned as letters, as a range, as a percentage, or as a number out of a possible total. In some countries, grades are averaged to create a grade point average.

As a student or parent, the grading system will help you calculate the overall grade point to be able to select courses or programs for you to meet the required Cut-Off Points

The following throws more light on all you need to know about the WASSCE Grading System 2023.

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WASSCE Grading System 2022 & Interpretation

Below is the current WASSCE grading system.


Grading System for WASSCE 2022 with Marks

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


WASSCE 2022 Grading System and Interpretation (by Percentage)

Grade Definition
A1 Excellent 75% – 100%
B2 Very good 70% – 74%
B3 Good 65%- 69%
C4 Credit 60% – 64%
C5 Credit 55% – 59%
C6 Credit 50% – 54%
D7 Pass 45% – 49%
E8 Pass 40% – 44%
F9 Failure 0% – 39%

WAEC Grading System and Interpretation in Percentage

GradeDefinitionInterpretation in Percentage
A1Excellent75 – 100
B2Very Good70 – 74
B3Good65 – 69
C4Credit60 – 64
C5Credit55 – 59
C6Credit50 – 54
D7Pass49 – 45
E8Pass40 – 44
F9Fail0 – 39

What is the pass mark for WASSCE?

To have the pass mark for WASSCE, you need to score an A1-E8 in WAEC WASSCE Exams. You need a minimum score of 75% in the Exam to score an A1. You need to score at least 40 percent across all two parts of the examination.

How WASSCE grades are calculated?

How does WAEC score your exams? They calculate your score and divide it by the total marks the question carries and multiplies it by 100 percent.

Is 70 A in WAEC?

70 can be A in WASSCE by WAEC. However, WAEC has been open on its grading system. To us at Success Africa, we believe it differs depending on the general performance of the candidates who sat for the exams that year.

Is D7 a fail?

Grades D7, E8, and F9 are considered failing grades in WASSCE.

Is D7 a fail in the WAEC result?

Per the available new WAEC grading system, D7 and E8 are interpreted as Pass. But unfortunately, D7 cannot be considered for admission to Public Universities in Ghana. A1 is Excellent, B2 is Very Good, B3 is Good, C4, C5, and C6 are interpreted as Credit, and F9 is Fail.

How to calculate WASSCE grade

The WASSCE results are calculated by summing the 6 best subjects from your results. These include the four core subjects (Mathematics, English, Integrated Science, and Social Studies) with Math and English being a must subject among the core subjects.

Depending on the program you want to read at the University, you may add either Social Studies or Integrated Science to the English and Mathematics for the calculation.

If you are a General Arts, Business, or Home Economics Student, you may use Social Studies and if you are a General Science or Agricultural Science Student, you may use Integrated Science.

You can use our guide here to check your WASSCE results after getting this understanding.


The above represents the effective way to calculate your WASSCE Results. The interpretation is what WAEC has been using as its WASSCE Grading system.

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