Upper secondary education grading system

There are different grading scales in upper secondary education. The General Secondary Education Certificate has a different grading system for each specialisation (section):

  • Literary
  • Scientific

Students pass their exams with a minimum number of points. The minimum and maximum number of points they can obtain is stated on the diploma, the General Secondary Education Certificate.

The table below shows the minimum and maximum number of points per specialisation that students can obtain in a certain school year.

Specialisation Up to school year 2009-2010 School year 2009-2010 up to now
Literary

minimum: 102 points

maximum: 240 points

minimum: 118 points

maximum: 280 points

Scientific

minimum: 104 points

maximum: 260 points

minimum: 116 points

maximum: 290 points

Technical schools use the same system for the Vocational Secondary Education Certificate. This certificate also states the minimum and maximum number of points that students can obtain in that school year.

Secondary vocational education grading system

The intermediate institutes assess the results in Syrian secondary vocational education with percentages, just like in higher education. Students must have obtained at least 50% to pass an exam.

Result Description Meaning
85-100% إمتياز excellent
75-84 % جيد جداً very good
65-74 % جيد good
50-64 % مقبول pass
0-49% راسب fail

Higher education grading system

In Syrian higher education, the grading systems may differ between education institutions and study programmes. Most higher education institutions assess study results with percentages. Please see the tables below.

Bachelor grading system

Result Description Meaning
90-100% شرف honours
80-89% إمتياز excellent
70-79% جيد جداً very good
60-69% جيد good
50-59% مقبول pass
0-49% راسب fail

Master and PhD grading system

Result Description Meaning
95-100% شرف honours
85-94% إمتياز excellent
75-84% جيد جداً very good
65-74% جيد good
60-64% مقبول pass
0-59% راسب fail