Understanding the Education System:
Since Uganda was colonized by the British, the education system in Uganda is quite similar to that which is found in Britain.
Primary education consists of seven years (P1 – P7), and students continue through to secondary school for another six years.
Secondary school in Uganda consists of two levels:
1) ‘O’ level (OL) Senior 1 (S1) – Senior 4 (S4)
2) ‘A’ Level (AL) Senior 5 (S5) – Senior 6 (S6)
There are many subjects on offer for Secondary School however English, Maths and Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) are the key subjects in Uganda.
Division 1 = 100-81%
Division 2 = 81-72%
Class 3 = 72-68%
Class 4 = 68-61%
Class 5 = 61-53%
Class 6 (fail) = 0-53%