Grading, Marks and Equivalencies

Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah utilises a number/percentage grading system and credits its courses according to their import in the academy’s annual final examinations, al-Imtihān al-Sanawi.  The credits also represent the estimated hours of study contributed to that particular subject by the student; one credit equalling forty hours of study. In the first few years students have to accumulate at least 40 credits per year with the number of credits required increasing as the years progress.

The table below demonstrates the estimated equivalencies of Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah’s number grades to the letter-grading system.

Percentage Grade
85 & Above A+
70-84 A
68-69 B+
64-67 B
58-63 C+
48-57 C
36-47 D