KCSE Grading System 2018 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).
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