Grading System

Learners are assessed throughout the term by tests, quizzes, assignments, projects or other means of evaluation. In career development and translation programs, end-of-term achievement tests measure overall performance in the course. The final grade in each course is based on the learner's performance on continual assessment measures, as well as the end-of-term achievement test, if applicable. Final course grades are NOT based on attendance since, in accordance with SCE’s attendance policy (cf B9), learners must attend at least 75 percent of the class sessions in order to be allowed to take the final examination.

Grade** Points Percentage*
A 4.0 94 - 100
A- 3.7 90 – 93
B+  3.3 87 - 89
B 3.0 84 - 86
B- 2.7  80 – 83 
C+ 2.3 77 - 79 
C 2.0 74 - 76
C- 1.7 70 – 73
D+ 1.3 66 - 69
D 1.0 60 – 65
F   0 - 59 Fail
I Incomplete
IF Incomplete Fail
P Pass
S Absent 
W Withdrew 
NG Not Graded


* The passing letter grade of Professional Certified Trainer (PCT) certificate is C- (70 percent).

* The passing letter grade of Fundamentals of English Language Teaching (FELT) and FELT for Young Learners (FELT-YL) certificates is C- (70 percent).

* If necessary, the passing grade of any other SCE certificate are dealt with on a case-by-case basis upon the approval of the associate dean for instructional affairs (ADIA).

** In Career Development and Translation programs, learners, who score below 50 percent in the final assessment, do NOT pass the course even if their total score is 60 percent or higher out of 100 points. Those learners receive a final grade of "F" (Fail).

All learner scores that do not fit a letter grade category are rounded up to the nearest integer if needed.


PPM: G7 Dec, 2016