University of Cape Coast UCC Grading system

The grading system of UCC is detailed below. The University operates a combination of Continuous Assessment and End-of-Semester examination system with the following weightings:

Student Assessment System

CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT:       40%

END-OF-SEMESTER EXAMINATION: 60%

The Continuous Assessment component consists of take home assignment, class quizzes and tests, term papers, and project work. This component give students the chance to demonstrate their abilities on a wider variety of learning tasks and a broader variety of work environments than is possible under formal examination conditions. For example, through Continuous Assessment students can learn the values and processes of team work, plan and solve real-life problems.

Duration of End-of-Semester Examination

The duration of end-of-semester examination is determined by the credit weighting of the course; than pattern is as follows:

CREDIT WEIGHTING DURATION OF EXAMINATION
One-Credit Course 1 - 1.5 hours
Two-Credit Course 1.5 - 2 hours
Three-Credit Course 2 - 3 hours

Grading Scale

The University uses letter grades and numerical weightings corresponding to the letter grades. The numerical weightings reflect the quality of performance. Total numerical weightings reflect the quality of performance. Total raw scores (combination of continuous assessment and end-of-semester examination) are converted according to the following scheme:

RAW SCORE GRADE CREDIT VALUE INTERPRETATION
80 - 100 A 4.0 Excellent
75 - 79 B+ 3.5 Very Good
70 - 74 B 3.0 Good
65 - 69 C+ 2.5 Average
60 - 64 C 2.0 Fair
55 -59 D+ 1.5 Barely Satisfactory
50 - 54 D 1.0 Weak Pass
Below 50 E 0 Fail

Degree Classifications

Undergraduate degrees are classified according to the candidate's Cumulative Grade Average (C.G.P.A). The Degree Classification are as follows:

CLASS DESIGNATION C.G.P.A
FIRST CLASS 3.6 - 4.0
SECOND CLASS (UPPER DIVISION) 3.0 - 3.5
SECOND CLASS (LOWER DIVISION) 2.5 - 2.9
THIRD CLASS DIVISION 2.0 - 2.4
PASS 1.0 - 1.9
FAIL < 1.0