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Academic grading in Kenya is the grading system of Kenya.

Secondary school

In Kenya, the grading system varies according to overall performance of candidates in the national exam called Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

All grade thresholds change per year according to the intensity of the exam. As of 2019 Exghest Mean Grade (A) equated to the percentage of 81+. Although below is the Standard Grading System that is implemented as a base for all series of the examination.

Percent Grade 0–13% E 1

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:

Undergraduate Degree

Undergraduate degree grading system in Kenya is summarized by the table below:

Grade Scale (%) Description
A 70.0 - 100.0 First Class Honours
B 60.0 - 69.0 Second Class Honours (Upper Division )
C 50.0 - 59.0 Second Class Honours (Lower Division )
D 40.0 - 49.0 Pass
E 0.0 - 39.0 Fail