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Why KCSE-2020 Candidates Are Likely To Score High In Geography, Mathematics, Chemistry And Physics

The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) grading system per subject changes yearly because it relies on the level of performance of students.

The subjects grouping and codes used by KNEC are as follows, 

GROUP I COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

Under this category, we have English code 101, Kiswahili code102, Mathematics Alt. A code 121, Mathematics Alt. B code122. 

GROUP II SCIENCE SUBJECTS

We have Chemistry code 233, Physics code 232, Biology code 231, Biology Braille code 236, General Science code 237

GROUP III HUMANITIES SCIENCES

Are as follows, Geography code 312, History and Government code 231, Christian Religious Education code 313, Islamic Religious Education code 314, Hindu Religious Education code 315

GROUP IV APPLIED SCIENCES

Include the following, Computer Studies code 451, Agriculture code 443, Home Science code 441, Art and Design code 442, Woodwork code 444, Metalwork code 445, Building Construction code 446, Power Mechanics code 447, Electricity code 448, Drawing and Design code 449, Aviation Technology code 450, and 

GROUP V LANGUAGES

Includes, French code 501, German code 502, Arabic code 503, Kenya Sign Language code 504, Music code 511, Business Studies code 565

Students need to take at least seven subjects from the listed groups to be graded. They must take English, Kiswahili and Mathematics being compulsory from the group one including a minimum of two science subjects from group two and at least a Humanity subject from group 3. The seventh subject is to be chosen from the remaining categories. However, it’s advisable that a student take 8 to 9 subjects as an added advantage in case he or she did not score well in other subjects.

That understood, the grading system, points and grades are as follows; 12 points- A (plain), 11 points- A- (Minus), 10 points- B+ (plus), 9 points- B (plain), 8 points- B- (minus), 7 points- C+ (plus), 6 points- C (plain), 5 points- C- (minus), 4 points D+ (plus), 3 points- D (plain), 2 points D- (minus) and1 point- E.

Following this year’s grading system by KNEC, the 2020-KCSE candidates are likely to pass in Mathematics, Geography, Chemistry and Physics.

So why the anticipation of high scores in the four subjects deemed by students to be the toughest? The grading scale in the four subjects is much lower compared to other subjects, yet the papers according to most candidates were favorable. Several students have testified and assured their teachers of posting quality grades like A plain. See the grading system below. 

Mathematics 121 Grading Scale

Points  Score  Grade

12      70–100    A

11       65–69     A-

10       60–64     B+

9        55–59     B

8        49–54     B-

7        43–48     C+

6        37–42     C

5        31–36     C-

4        25–30     D+

3        19 –24     D

2        12–18     D-

1         0 -11       E

Physics 231 Grading Scale 

Points  Score  Grade

12       60–100    A

11       55–59      A-

10       50–54      B+

9        45–49      B

8        40–44      B-

7        35–39      C+

6        30–34      C

5        25–29      C-

4        20–24      D+

3        15–19      D

2        10–14      D-

1         0–9        E

Chemistry 233 Grading Scale

Points   Score   Grade

12       65–100    A

11       60–64     A-

10       55–59     B+

9        50–54     B

8        45–49     B-

7        40–44     C+

6        35–39     C

5        30–34     C-

4        25–29     D+

3       20–24     D

2         15–19     D-

1         0–14      E

Geography 312 Grading Scale

Points  Score   Grade

12      66–100     A

11      61–65      A-

10      56–60      B+

9        51–55      B

8        46–50      B-

7        41–45      C+

6        36–40      C

5        31–35      C-

4        26–30      D+

3        21–25      D

2        16–20      D-

1         0–15       E

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