University of Ghana Grading System

University of Ghana Grading System

UNIVERSITY OF GHANA

DEFINITION OF GRADES AND GRADE POINTS1(for grading exams)

Letter

Marks

Grade

Interpretation

Requirements

Grade

Point

A

80 – 100

4.0

Outstanding

-­‐ Thorough knowledge /grasp of subject matter

-­‐ Original ideas and perceptive insight

-­‐ Coherently organized and logically presented

material/paper

-­‐ Ideas clearly expressed with minimal

blemishes (grammatical and typographical

errors)

-­‐ In sum, work leaves reader in no doubt about

its exceptional quality and striking sense of

completeness.

B+

75 – 79

3.5

Very Good

-­‐ Impressive knowledge of subject matter but

falls slightly short of an outstanding answer

-­‐ Coherently organized and logically presented

material/paper

-­‐ Ideas clearly expressed but with a few

blemishes (grammatical and typographical

errors)

B

70 – 74

3.0

Good

-­‐ Clearly above average knowledge/grasp of

subject matter

-­‐ Well organized and presented material/paper

-­‐ Flashes of brilliance and originality

-­‐ Tolerable level of linguistic flaws (grammatical

and typographical errors)

C+

65 – 69

2.5

Fairly Good

-­‐ Above average command of subject matter

-­‐ Fairly well organized and presented

material/paper

-­‐ Contains a tolerable level of linguistic flaws

(grammatical and typographical errors)

C

60 – 64

2.0

Average

-­‐ Average grasp of subject matter

-­‐ Average level of organization and presentation

of material/paper

-­‐ Some linguistic flaws (grammatical and

1Source: New Grading Scheme for the Four-­‐Year Degree Structure: Ayertey committee report-­‐

2010

Letter

Marks

Grade

Interpretation

Requirements

Grade

Point

typographical errors)

D+

55 – 59

1.5

Below

-­‐ Weak command of subject matter

Average

-­‐ Weak level of organization and presentation

of material/paper

-­‐ Some linguistic flaws (grammatical and

typographical errors)

D

50 – 54

1.0

Marginal

-­‐ Very weak grasp of subject matter

-­‐

Faulty organisation and presentation of

material/paper

-­‐

Some linguistic flaws (grammatical and

typographical errors)

F

0 – 49

0

Fail /

-­‐ Poor knowledge/grasp of subject matter.

Unsatisfactory

-­‐ Poor organization and presentation of

material/paper

-­‐ Some linguistic flaws (grammatical and

typographical errors)

Notes:

i.Essential Differences between Grades

A and B+; B+ and B; B and C+ : the differences are at the cognitive, linguistic and organisational levels

C+ and C; C and D+; D+ and D : the differences are at the cognitive and organisational levels

ii.Allocation of Marks

Departments should determine the allocation of marks to the three components, namely content, presentation/organisation and expression as appropriate.