University of cape coast Grading System, Ghana

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Student Assessment

The University operates a combination of Continuous Assessment and End-of-Semester Examination with the following weightings.

CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT 40%
END-OF-SEMESTER EXAMINATION 60%

The Continuous Assessment component consists of take-home assignments, class quizzes and tests, term papers, and practical work. This component gives 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. There shall be a minimum of two (2) Continuous Assessments per course per semester.

Duration of End-of-Semester Examinations

The duration of end-of-semester examinations is determined by the credit weighting of the course as follows:

Credit Weighting Duration of Examination
One-Credit Course 1-1½ hours
Two-Credit Course 1½-2 hours
Three-Credit Course 2-3 hours
Practical Courses 2-3 hours

Grading Scale

The University uses letter grades and corresponding numerical weightings which 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 Grade Point 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

Other Grades

Audit – The grade point is zero.

Incomplete (IC) – A student is graded IC when he/she misses one or more components of the assessment.

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