National exam results in Uganda

At the end of primary school in Uganda (Primary 7) pupils sit their first major national exam— the Primary Leaving Examination (PLE). PLE has four examinable subjects: English Language, Maths, Science, and Social Studies.

Each subject is scored from one to nine which means the best possible mark a pupil can achieve is four (which means one point—a distinction—in each subject) ranging to a total of 36 (nine points for each subject). 

Your result is therefore the total number of points you’re awarded—sometimes called an aggregate. A low score is better than a high score. 

Your aggregate determines which Division you achieve:

  • 4–12: Division One
  • 13–23: Division Two
  • 14–29: Division Three
  • 30–34: Division Four

This independent government exam enables our pupils to be compared with those in neighbouring schools and in schools across Uganda. 


Scroll through the years below, and click on an image to learn more.