Academic Grading and Language of Instruction

Secondary School Grading Scale

 ScaleGrade description (In English) Grade description (In Arabic) US Grade 
 90.00-100.00 Excellent ممتاز A
 75.00-89.99 Very Good جيد جدًا  B
 60.00-74.99 Good جيد  C
 50.00-59.00 Pass مقبول‎  D
 0.00-49.99 Fail راسب F

University Level Grading Scale

The higher education institutions in Saudi Arabia use a 5-point grade scale.

 Scale 1 Scale 2 GradeGrade description (In English) Grade description (In Arabic) US Grade 
 95.00-100.00 4.76-5.00 A+ Exceptional ممتاز مرتفع  A+
 90.00-94.99 4.51-4.75 A Excellent ممتاز
 85.00-89.99 4.01-4.50 B+ Superior
 جيد جداً مرتفع 
 80.00-84.99 3.51-4.00 B Very Good جيد جداً B+
 75.00-79.00 2.51-3.00 C+ Above Average جيد مرتفع  B
 70.00-74.99 2.01-2.50 C Good جيد B-minus-
 65.00-69.99 1.01-2.00 D+ High pass مقبول مرتفع  C+
 60.00-64.99 0.00-1.00 D Pass مقبول  C
 0.00-59.99 0.00-1.00 F Fail راسب  F
 0.00-59.99  DN Denial محروم F
   IC Incomplete غير مكتمل  
   W Withdrawl منسحب 

Schools Academic Year

The school academic year begins in August-end and concludes in June. The school year comprises of 2 or 3 terms. The dates are different for public and private schools. Also, there is a long summer break.

University Academic Year

The university academic year consists of 2 semesters that starts in September and ends in June. In vocational and technical education sector, many of the institutions have 3 semesters.

Language of Instruction

The language of instruction in Saudi Arabia is Arabic. Though, some of the private higher education institution’s language of instruction is English. Also, many of the study programmes are available in English.
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