Kcse New Grading System

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KCSE New Grading System

Since the introduction of the 8-4-4 educational system, it was believed that the old approach penalized pupils whose top performing subject was not taken into account if it was outside of the clusters. However, KNEC has officially released a new grading system that will be implemented in the KCSE starting in October 23, 2023.

The former grading system, which had five mandated subjects spread among three cluster groups—Mathematics, English, Kiswahili, two sciences, and one humanities—will no longer be used; instead, examiners will be required to select five of KCSE candidate’s highest performing subjects.

Any additional five top-performing topics will be taken into account by the Kenya National Examinations Council. The new reform initiative is anticipated to increase the number of students eligible for higher education, diplomas, and TVET training at the certificate and artisan levels.