At the end of their primary education every Grade 8 Kenya pupil must sit for the KCPE – which is the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam. This is a high-stakes exam that basically determines what type of secondary school a pupil will go on to (based on their performance). Since 2015, Bridge pupils who have sat for the KCPE have consistently performed ABOVE the national average – with many getting scholarships and getting into top secondary schools!
Bridge Kenya has designed a robust exam prep program for its pupils that covers the KCPE sections: English, Kiswahili, Maths, Science, Social Studies and Religious Studies. Each subject score is converted to be out of 100 points and standardised to have a mean score of roughly 50, making the mean total score 250 marks. Historically, 250 marks was the ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ threshold and weighted so that approx. 50% of exam takers scored 250 marks or more. The maximum possible score is 500, but standardisation makes scores close to 500 unlikely.
Any score above 400 is considered exceptional and those that achieve this are generally in the top one percent. Many Bridge pupils have scored well above 400 marks!
As an independent exam, the KCPE means that Bridge can benchmark the performance of Bridge pupils to those in neighbouring schools and in schools across Kenya (including other—and elite—private schools) and offer comparative analysis on the effect of a Bridge education.
National exam results
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