Understanding the UNEB UACE grading system

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The grades are point based. The maximum number of points one can score is 20 from all subjects. 7
Letters represent a grade from a subject i.e. A, B, C, D, E, O, F
A = 6, B= 5, C= 4, D= 3, E=2, O=1, F=0
A student is expected to do 3 Principal Subjects and 2 Subsidiaries; Subsidiary ICT or Subsidiary Math
and General Paper as a compulsory. A subsidiary subject can only score either one point or 0. They are
graded using grade letters D1-F9. Any grade better than P7 is a point. 
Different subjects have different number of papers ranging from one to 4.
Conditions for scoring the grade letters

GRADE Conditions
· At worst a C3 in one of the three papers and the rest must be distinctions i.e. 1,1,3
/1,2,3 /2,2,3 = A
· For two papers, ALL MUST be distinctions i.e. 1,1 /1,2 /2,2 =A
· At worst C4 in one of the three papers and higher grades in the rest i.e. 1,2,4 /2,2,4
/3,3,4 /1,1,4 / 3,3,3 /3,2,4 = B
· For two papers at worst C3 in one of the papers and higher grades in the second
paper i.e. 1,3 / 2,3 /3,3 =B
· At worst C5 in one of the three and higher grades in the rest i.e. 1,1,5 / 1,2,5 / 2,2,5
/2,3,5 /3,4,5 /4,4,5 =C
· For two papers C4 in one of the papers and the rest must be a higher grade i.e. 1,4
/2,4 /3,4 /4,4 =C
· At worst C6 in one of the three papers and higher grades in the rest i.e. 1,2,6 / 1,1,6
/1,3,6/2,2,6 /3,3,6 /4,5,6 /5,5,6 =D
· Then for two papers it must be C5 at worst and higher or better grades i.e. 1,5 /2,5
/3,5 /4,5 /5,5 =D
· At worst P7 or 8 in one of the three papers and then higher grades in other papers i.e.
1,1,7 /1,2,7 /3,3,7 etc. = E
· At worst 2 passes in two out of three papers and better i.e. 1,7,7 /2,7,7 /6,7,7 =O
· F9 in one of the papers, with the rest of the three papers having between D1-C6
· For two papers, one pass and a better score =O
· Also two papers and a credit =O
· At worst 2 F9s out of the three papers =F
· F9 and P8 in two of the three papers
· F9 in one of the two papers and a pass =F