Participating/Member Countries & Academic Qualification
The WAEC exam is only offered to candidates residing in Anglophone (English-speaking) West African countries namely: Ghana, Gambia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Upon successful completion of the exams, the West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE) is awarded as the academic school-leaving qualification.
Whether you’re participating in the:
- WASSCE (November/December) – Also known as the General Certificate Examinations (GCE) of which the results are available by December.It is also called private examinations of which now its compulsory to register biometrically.
- WASSCE (May/June) – Also known as the Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE), which is made for all private and public schools in West Africa and offered during the summer (May to June), of which the results are available by August –
The table below will show you the WAEC grading system, so as to enable you to prepare very well for a higher grade that will put you right up in the top echelon.
WAEC Gradings System And Interpretation
|A1||EXCELLENT||75% - 100%||1|
|B2||VERY GOOD||70% - 74%||2|
|B3||GOOD||65% - 69%||3|
|C4||CREDIT||60% - 64%||4|
|C5||CREDIT||55% - 59%||5|
|C6||CREDIT||50% - 54%||6|
|D7||PASS||45% - 49%||7|
|E8||PASS||40% - 44%||8|
|F9||FAIL||0% - 39%||9|
All right, there you have it. That’s the Official West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) grading system and their interpretations, and the hacks that will enable you to prepare very well for as higher grade as possible. May those tabulated grading systems inspire you as well as they’ve inspired me. And if you have any studying approach that you use to sail through your WAEC that might help others, hit up on the comments box and tell me about it.