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):
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|
minimum: 102 points
maximum: 240 points
minimum: 118 points
maximum: 280 points
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.
|75-84 %||جيد جداً||very good|
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
|70-79%||جيد جداً||very good|
Master and PhD grading system
|75-84%||جيد جداً||very good|