KCSE Grades & Grading System

Each KCSE subject is graded on the basis of a twelve-point scale, with 12 points being the highest score and 1 the lowest these grades are accompanied by an expanded grading system from A, A-, B+ to E. Grade boundaries are determined by an Awards committee composed of experts selected from the various levels within the education sector.


The mean grade (which ranges from A to E and 7 to 84) is an average grade based on performance in the 7 subjects as stated in the KCSE certificate award Regulations while aggregate points (AGPT) indicate the total number of grade points based on the 7 subjects.

NO MEAN GRADE appears if the candidate sits for less than 7 subjects or where one or more subjects are cancelled due to an examination irregularity or where the entry requirements have not been met. The letter Z indicates that entry requirements have not been met.

The overall mean grade is indicated by a letter grade ranging from A to E as shown below:

Primary and Secondary
Kenya Grade Scale
A 12 80 - 100
A- 11 75 - 79.99
B+ 10 70 - 74.99
B 9 65 - 69.99
B- 8 60 - 64.99
C+ 7 55 - 59.99
C 6 50 - 54.99
C- 5 45 - 49.99
D+ 4 40 - 44.99
D 3 35 - 39.99
D- 2 30 - 34.99
E 1 0 - 29.99


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