Knut Grading System for the Year 2019-2020
Normally, each subject that students carry on with in schools are graded on a twelve-point-scale basis being the highest and one point being the lowest. The grading system by KNUT always ranges from A plain being the highest grade to grade E, which is considered to be the lowest.
The award committee that normally consists of experts chosen from different educational sector levels are responsible for the determination of grade boundaries. Generally, the KCSE certificates entails the performance in seven subjects with average grade. In a situation where the candidate sits for less than seven subjects or more than that, the KNUT ensures that there is no mean grade provided for such kind of candidates and the results are cancelled as a result of the irregularities in the examination.
The KNUT committee therefore a certain letter Z as an average grade for such candidates. According to them, this may also means that the candidate did not meet the entry requirements. Under normal conditions, the mean grades that are provided for the poorly performed candidates, generally have the hidden meaning regarding the circumstances which may have contributed to the failure of such a candidate.
For example, the mean grade of P means that, the candidate's grade is pending and the KNEC may have several reasons for this. On the other hand, the average grade Y awarded to the candidate may be very sensitive to the KNEC committee as this shows that the candidate may have been involved in exam irregularities. The candidate's results are therefore held by the KNEC committee as they carry out further investigations.
Under some circumstances and in most cases, such results are normally cancelled and the candidates are left with no results. KNUT system has further shown the overall mean grade scale for both primary and secondary schools using letters that ranges from A to E as follows;
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