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Learn about our student assessment policies

The Polytechnic grading system is governed by the Results and Reporting Policy. Grade Point Values (GPV) and the Grade Point Average (GPA) are given on a scale from 0.00 to 4.00 as follows:

Achievement Based Grades

Grade Point Value (GPV)Reported GradeEquivalenceDescription
4A+95 – 100%Excellent
3.75A90 – 94%Excellent
3.5A-85 – 89%Excellent
3.25B+80 – 84%Good
3B75 – 79%Good
2.75B-70 – 74%Good
2.5C+65 – 69%Adequate
2.25C60 – 64%Adequate


Competency Based Grades (Calculated in GPA)

Grade Point Value (GPV)Reported GradeEquivalenceDescription
0Not Yet CompetentNot Yet CompetentInadequate


Competency Based Grades (Not Calculated in GPA)

Grade Point Value (GPV)Reported GradeEquivalenceDescription
Not calculated in GPADistinction*Distinction*Excellent
Not calculated in GPAMerit*Merit*Good
Not calculated in GPACompetent*Competent*Adequate
Not calculated in GPANot Yet Competent*Not Yet Competent*Inadequate


Administrative and other Grades

Grade Point Value (GPV)Reported GradeDescription
Not calculated in GPAWithdrawn
Calculated in GPAWFWithdrawn with Fail (Late withdrawal)
Calculated in GPAWAWithdrawn with Fail (Poor attendance)
Not calculated in GPACRCredit Recognition (credit transfer)
Not calculated in GPAEXExempted from requirement, but NOT recognised as a passed course 
Not calculated in GPAHHold, a provisional grade pending a defined action
Not calculated in GPACTContinuing, noting the course continues in the following semester



CR – Credit recognition for prior studies is not calculated in GPA (NCGPA = Not calculated in GPA).

Full details of the Bahrain Polytechnic grading system are available from the Registrar or Registry Student Information Centre and are issued with or printed on, the official student transcripts.


Calculating GPA

The Grade Point Average (GPA) is given on a scale from 0.00 to 4.00. Semester GPA is calculated each semester and is shown to students on the Self Service Banner (SSB) Online Transcript as Term GPA (one semester) and Cumulative GPA (all semesters at specified level).


Term (Semester) TGPA =Total of Semester Grade Points (sum of all GPV x sum of all Course Credits attempted)

Total of all Course Credits for the Semester


Cumulative CGPA =Total of all Grade Points (sum of all GPV x sum of all Course Credits)

Total of All Course Credits of all Semesters


Example for a student enrolled in Bachelor of International Logistics Management (IL701)

CourseCourse CreditsGradeGPVGrade Points (GPV x Course Credits)


Semester GPA is 2 = 120 /60 (Grade Points/ Course Credits)

Assessments at Bahrain Polytechnic are governed by the Assessment and Moderation Policy and the Results and Reporting Policy. All Policies can be found on Moodle.

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