Grades and study results
Secondary education study results
The Moroccan secondary schoolsassess study results with a scale from 0 to 20:
|16-20||Très bien||Very good|
|12-13||Assez bien||Quite satisfactory|
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).
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.
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.
The education district responsible for local secondary education.
Secondary education documents
School-leaving certificates consist of:
- a state diploma:
- the Relevé de Notes du Baccalauréat, the official list of marks for the school-leaving examinations (not hand-written).
The study results are mentioned on this oficial list of marks. The weight of each subject is indicated with a number.
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.