Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) Grading System

By | November 8, 2022

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) Grading System

UACE Grading System in Uganda – Check Details:

Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb) proposed a grading system for the Uganda Certificate of Education (O-Level) examinations in the year 2023-2024.

The proposed guide was posted on Uneb’s Facebook page. According to the grading system on the Facebook page, a D1 will range from 80% to 100% while an F9 will start at 0 to 39%.

Proposed Grading for UCE (2023)

This is a proposed grading system for UCE 2023.

With effect from 2015 UACE, for one to get an A, you must have not exceeded 4 aggregates for a two paper subject and no credit must appear in either of the subsequent papers of that subject as it was in previous years. They must be distinction throughout.

For example, 1,11,22,22,1 earns a student an A while 1,33,1 earns a student a B yet the sub-total is the same (4)

For subjects with 3 papers, the student must score 2,2,3 or only distinctions (1s or 2s) not exceeding 7. Even if a student score a sub-total of 7 but exceeds a 3 in any of the subsequent papers i.e 1,1,5; such a student scores a B instead of an A even though the sub-total is 7 aggregates.

The situation gets worse as you move to grade B,C,D and E

In summary, it is not easy as it used to be, students, staff and administration must work harder and parents should come in to understand these changing trends so that together we can keep the standards of the school.