2023 BECE Marking Date, Grading System And Results Release Date Revealed

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The 2023 BECE has been written and WAEC will soon start the marking of the scripts. Let’s take a look at the day WAEC will start marking the scripts. Also, we will look at the grading system and the date WAEC will release the 2023 BECE Results.

Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) is an examination conducted for final year JHS students. The examination is both for certification and selection into Senior High Schools and Technical Institutes in Ghana.

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Zonal team leaders will meet from 2nd to 3rd October, 2023.

Also Assistant Examiners will meet from 4th to 6th October, 2023. The purpose of these two meetings is to discuss the marking scheme of the examination and make necessary arrangements for the marking.

Marking date: 7th October, 2023 to 23rd October, 2023.


It is expected that the 2023 BECE results will be released in December, 2023

2023 BECE Grading System.

The BECE Grading system has been designed in a way that there is nothing like ‘Fail’ on the result slip of candidates. Unlike the WASSCE which shows ‘FAIL’ for marks less than 35, BECE shows LOWEST grade. This clearly means that there is nothing like fail in BECE.

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Below is the grading system for the 2033 BECE.

  1. 90-100 is graded as 1. It is the HIGHEST grade in the grading system.
  2. 80-89, the second category in this classification is graded as 2, GRADE A. it is denoted as HIGHER.
  3. 70-79, is grade 3, a B+ and is described as HIGH.
  4. 60 -69 is grade 4, GRADE B, described as HIGH AVERAGE.
  5. 55 – 60 is GRADE C+, classified as 5 and described as AVERAGE.
  6. LOW AVERAGE is a description of marks falling between 50-54 and GRADE C; number 6 in the grading system.
  7. Any mark ranging between 40-49 is considered as GRADE D+ and number 7; described as LOW
  8. 35-39 is GRADE E which is number 8, described as LOWER in the Stanine grading system.
  9. GRADE F, 9 characterized by 9 is the LOWEST grade, which falls between 0-34

WAEC sometimes uses the Stanine grading system for BECE. It is norm-referenced, meaning, the result’s architecture is pre-determined. Under Stanine, the % of candidates who will obtain Grade 1-9 is virtually fixed, so you must justify your inclusion into that percentage.


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