Latest Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE, examinations Grading System for all subjects by KNEC

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The Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC, adopts different grading system for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, KCSE, examinations. The grading varies as per the candidates’ performance for a particular year.

Here is the latest grading system adopted by knec during the 2018 KCSE examinations;

Points 101; ENGLISH
12 80 – 100 A
11 75 – 79 A-
10 70 – 74 B+
9 65- 69 B
8 60 – 64 B-
7 55 – 59 C+
6 50 – 54 C
5 45 – 49 C-
4 40 – 44 D+
3 35 -39 D
2 30 -34 D-
1 0 -29 E
POINTS 102; KISWAHILI
12 78 – 100 A
11 73 – 77 A-
10 68 – 72 B+
9 63 – 67 B
8 58 – 62 B-
7 53 – 57 C+
6 48 – 52 C
5 43 – 47 C-
4 38 – 42 D+
3 33 – 37 D
2 28 – 32 D-
1 0 – 27 E

Important TSC links:

POINTS 121; MATHEMATICS
12 70 – 100 A
11 65 – 69 A-
10 60 – 64 B+
9 55 – 59 B
8 49 – 54 B-
7 43 – 48 C+
6 37 – 42 C
5 31 – 36 C-
4 25 – 30 D+
3 19  – 24 D
2 12 – 18 D-
1 0 -11 E
POINTS 231; BIOLOGY
12 80 – 100 A
11 75 -79 A-
10 70 – 74 B+
9 65- 69 B
8 60 – 64 B-
7 55 – 59 C+
6 50 – 54 C
5 45 – 49 C-
4 40 – 44 D+
3 35-39 D
2 30-34 D-
1 0 -29 E
POINTS 232; PHYSICS
12 60 – 100 A
11 55 – 59 A-
10 50 – 54 B+
9 45 – 49 B
8 40 – 44 B-
7 35 – 39 C+
6 30 – 34 C
5 25 – 29 C-
4 20 – 24 D+
 3 15 – 19 D
2 10 – 14 D-
1 0 – 9 E
POINTS 233; CHEMISTRY
12 65 – 100 A
11 60 – 64 A-
10 55 – 59 B+
9 50 – 54 B
8 45 – 49 B-
7 40 – 44 C+
6 35 – 39 C
5 30 – 34 C-
4 25 – 29 D+
3 20 – 24 D
2 15 – 19 D-
1 0 – 14 E
POINTS 311- HISTORY
12 80 – 100 A
11 75 – 79 A-
10 70 – 74 B+
9 65 – 69 B
8 60 – 64 B-
7 55 – 59 C+
6 50 – 54 C
5 45 – 49 C-
4 40 – 44 D+
3 35 – 39 D
2 30 – 34 D-
1 0 -29 E
POINTS 312- GEOGRAPHY
12 66 – 100 A
11 61 – 65 A-
10 56 – 60 B+
 9 51 – 55 B
8 46 – 50 B-
7 41 – 45 C+
6 36 – 40 C
5 31 – 35 C-
4 26 – 30 D+
3 21 – 25 D
2 16 – 20 D-
1 0 – 15 E

Related KNEC Information links:

POINTS 313- CRE
12 90 – 100 A
11 85 – 89 A-
10 80 – 84 B+
 9 75 – 79 B
8 70 – 74 B-
7 65 – 69 C+
6 60 – 64 C
5 55 – 59 C-
4 50 – 54 D+
3 45 – 49 D
2 40 – 44 D-
1 0 – 39 E
POINTS 443- AGRICULTURE
12 88 – 100 A
11 83 – 87 A-
10 78 – 82 B+
9 73 – 77 B
8 68 – 72 B-
7 63 – 67 C+
6 58 – 62 C
5 53 – 57 C-
4 48 – 52 D+
3 43 – 47 D
2 38 – 42 D-
1 0 – 37 E

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18 COMMENTS

  1. Biology grading should be lowered so that 65% and above is an A plain

  2. Is this grading system authentic? I haven’t seen it in their website!

  3. 90% is too low for an A plain in CRE; 96% is fine a start!! At least 88% for subjects of the likes of Geography. I have no comments for History;the participants have to fill the gaps for themselves!!!

  4. Namunguba wanjala

    Grading for Business studies missing

    • I think knec should be fair especially in subjects like Biology,Agriculture and Religious education otherwise it’s a total mess.

  5. Grading for CRE is too high😱

  6. Good grading. Wasomi wachangamkie masomo!

  7. Comment:
    I like that…but do something in CRE please.

  8. This is being biased to subjects like cre and agric. Knec kindly do something

  9. humanities should be balanced.. learners select them bcoz they know them..why show that some subjects are hard by lowering marks and highering the grade..let’s equalize all sciences.

  10. Extremely unfair. Geography favoured as a humanity

  11. It is no wonder performance in biology and agriculture was dismal in the whole country, the grading used were too high, need for fairness in all subjects, otherwise some subjects will die naturally.

  12. What about home science?

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