Grading System

Last updated on February 21, 2021

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 learners’ overall performance in the course. The final grade in each course is based on learners’ 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% 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


*In all scheduled programs, the desired level of performance/criteria representing success at achieving learning outcomes is D (60%) except the followings:

  • The passing letter grade of the Professional Certified Trainer (PCT) certificate is C- (70%).
  • The passing letter grade of Fundamentals of English Language Teaching (FELT) and FELT for Young Learners (FELT-YL) certificates is C- (70%).
  • In Career Development and Translation programs, learners, who score below 50% in the final assessment, do NOT pass the course even if their total score is 60% or higher out of 100 points. Those learners receive a final grade of 'F' (Fail).

If necessary, the passing grade of any other SCE certificate is dealt with on a case-by-case basis upon the approval of the Associate Dean for Instructional Affairs (ADIA).

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

PPM: G7 July, 2019