Bayan College
  Regulations on Assessment and Grading System

A - Foundation English Assessment

Non-credit bearing courses (such as General English courses in the Foundation Program) do not affect a student's GPA. However, it is considered a pre-requisite to pass all the Foundation English courses (with a grade of 60% or higher) in order to progress to the next level of English language studies.

In extremely rare circumstances, the opportunity to omit one level of the Foundation Program is open to those students achieving an A for all subjects.

B - Assessment in Academic Departments

Continuous evaluation of a student’s academic performance employs a variety of assessment tools such as homework, exams, quizzes, projects, research papers, written and oral presentation, class participation, etc.  Successful completion of a course requires students to score a minimum of 50%.  Students scoring lower than 50% in any given course will receive an F grade and must repeat the course.

 - Grading System

1 - A student has the right to get a detailed report from Registration office of his GPA and AGPA.

2 -The report is free for first time.  An additional copy will be charged RO 1 for each copy.

3 -The following grading system shall be used to measure a student’s achievement in any academic course and determine a student’s Grade Point Average (GPA).

Marks (%)

Letter Grade

GPA points

Definition

95-100

A

4.0

 

  Excellent

90-94

A-

3.7

85-98

B+

3.3

 

 Very Good

80-84

B

3.0

75-97

B-

2.7

70-74

C+

2.3

 

     Good

65-69

C

2.0

60-64

C-

1.7

55-59

D+

1.30

 Satisfactory

50-54

D

1.0

 

-AGPA (Accumulative Grade Point Average)

      1. The AGPA (sometimes called CGPA which stands for Cumulative Grade point Average) is a figure that reflects the grade point average for all classes you have taken and for classes for which you have received credit (pass or fail). For incomplete student, an AGPA is calculated only after settling such course i.e sitting for a make –up or missing the chance for doing that.

 

    

2. A student’s AGPA upon graduation is decided by the average of the courses he successfully passed as follows:

     Accumulative GPA Grading System

GPA points

Letter Grade

Definition

3.20-4.00

A

Excellent

2.80-3.19

B

Very Good

2.40-2.79

C

Good

2.00-2.39

D

Satisfactory

Less than 1.99

W

Warning

 

  3. SGPA ( Semester Grade Point Average ) is the average of all course studied by the student in a semester.

 

  4. The average is calculated by multiplying mark obtained in each course by number of credit hours, then divided by total number of credit hours.

 

5. Averages are rounded to the nearest fraction.

 

SGPA calculation (example)

                        Step 1:                        Calculate the GPA for each credit course:

                        GPA points X Credit hours

                        e.g.Course 1:   A (4 points)    X         3 credit hours  =          12

                        Course 2:         B (3 points)    X         3 credit hours  =          9

                        Course 3:         C (2 points)    X         3 credit hours  =          6

                        Course 5:         D (1 point)      X         3 credit hours  =          3

                        Total   4 courses                                12 credit hours        30 points

 

                        Step 2:                        Divide the total points by number of credit hours attempted

                  e.g.             30 points ÷ 12 crd. Hrs. = 2.5