2024 KCSE Grading System per Subject – Distribution As & List of KNEC Subject Grading Scales

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Performance analysis on the recently released exams show massive disparities across the country. Significant deviations in subject scores are particularly evident in the 2022 KCSE grading system per subject and county.

Summarised are grade distributions per county and grading scales for each subject.

2022 KCSE grading system per subject & county

 Enlisted are secondary schools that produced the highest number of A-plain students.

Top grade academic centres are coincidentally the best at the national level.

SchoolA-students
Mangu High82
Alliance High72
Maranda High68
Kapsabet  High52
Kanga High49
Maseno School48
Kenya High 41
St Antony Kitale  41
Alliance  Girls39
Nairobi School39
Moi High Kabarak33
Cardinal Otunga28
Nyambaria  School     28
Meru High22
Kisii High School22
Pangani Girls   20   


2022 A-grade distribution in Nyanza province

CountyA-students
Siaya72
Migori61
Kisumu59
Homabay47
Nyamira30
Kisii51

2022 KNEC overall grading system

MarksGradePoints
81 – 84A12
74 – 80A-11
67 – 73B+10
60 – 66B9
53 – 59B-8
46 – 52C+7
39 – 45C6
32 – 38C-5
25 – 31D+4
18 – 24D3
11 – 17D-2
7 – 10E1

KCSE grading system per subject

SubjectMarks
Maths57
English78
Kiswahili78
Chemistry65
Biology78
Physics60
Geography65
Business Studies85
Agriculture80
Computer Studies75
History & Government89
CRE91

i. History & Government grading scale

MarksGradePoints
83 – 100A12
73 – 88A-11
74 – 82B+10
68 – 73B9
61 – 67B-8
55- 60C+7
50 – 54C6
45 – 49C-5
40 – 44D+4
35 – 39D3
30 – 34D-2
0 – 29E1

ii. Geography grading scale

MarksGradePoints
65 – 100A12
60 – 64A-11
55 – 59B+10
50 – 54B9
45 – 49B-8
55- 60C+7
50 – 54C6
45 – 49C-5
40 – 44D+4
35 – 39D3
30 – 34D-2
0 – 29E1

iii. KCSE grading scale for CRE

MarksGradePoints
91 – 100A12
85 – 90A-11
80 – 84B+10
75 – 79B9
70 – 74B-8
65 – 69C+7
60 – 64C6
55 – 59C-5
50 – 54D+4
45 – 49D3
40 – 44D-2
0 – 9E1

iv. Agriculture & business studies grading scale

MarksGradePoints
80 – 100A12
75 – 79A-11
70 – 74B+10
65 – 69B9
60 – 64B-8
55 – 59C+7
50 – 54C6
45 – 49C-5
40 – 44D+4
35 – 39D3
30 – 34D-2
0 – 29E1

 The grading scale for Math was the fairest and CRE the most competitive.

2022 KCSE grading system per subject and distribution of grades reveal improved performance from the previous years.

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