Secondary education study results

The Moroccan secondary schoolsassess study results with a scale from 0 to 20:

Numerical grade Description Meaning
16-20 Très bien Very good
14-15 Bien Good
12-13 Assez bien Quite satisfactory
10-11 Passable Satisfactory
0-9 Insuffisant Unsatisfactory

National and regional examinations

The baccalauréat examination consists of a regional examination (set by the ) and a central (national) written examination. Final marks are calculated using the following formula:

  • The average marks for the last school year (or sometimes the last 2 years, depending on the policy of the académie) count towards 25% of the final marks.
  • The marks for the regional examination count towards 25%.
  • The marks for the central written examination count towards 50%.

Students sit the regional examination in the last school year but one. They sit the central written examination at the end of the last school year (in June).

State diploma

Students who pass the school-leaving examinations receive a state diploma: the Attestation du Baccalauréat or the Baccalauréat d’Enseignement Technologique et Professionnel (BETP). Their marks are shown on the list of marks for the school-leaving examinations, the Relevé de Notes du Baccalauréat. The weight of each subject is indicated on this list with a number.

State examination

Students may receive the state certificate by attending regular daytime classes or by sitting a state examination as a candidat libre. In that case, only the marks for the regional examination (50%) and the central written examination (50%) are used to calculate the final marks.

Secondary education documents

School-leaving certificates consist of:

The study results are mentioned on this oficial transcript. The weight of each subject is indicated with a number in the middle column: CF (coefficient).

Higher education study results

Higher education institutions use the same grading system as secondary schools. In addition, Moroccan higher education institutions use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). The system is based on 60 credits (credits) per academic year.

More information about ECTS is available in the ECTS Users’ Guide, published by the European Commission.

Higher education documents

In higher education, a diploma is issued with transcripts and grade lists of all years, along with any interim certificates awarded. The president of a state institution must sign diplomas from recognised private institutions.