National exam results, 2016

2016 was the second year that Bridge pupils entered the KCPE with 2,965 sitting the exam — 1,455 were girls and 1,510 were boys.

The KCPE pass mark is 250 and achieving this score makes a child eligible to attend secondary school.

Key statistic

  • Our pupils averaged 259 marks in the KCPE examination, 9 points higher than the national average. A difference of 0.14 standard deviations—equivalent to almost half-a-year of schooling.

Further statistics

  • Fifty-six percent of our academies had a 100% pass rate
  • Five of our pupils scored over 400 marks—from a total of 5,143 across Kenya who scored over 400
  • Pupils who had been at Bridge for at least five years scored an average of 292 marks, and three-quarters passed the KCPE;
  • Pupils who at been at Bridge for four years averaged 286 marks, with nearly three-quarters passing the KCPE

Girls education

  • Girls who had attended a Bridge school for over five years were our highest performing cohort, averaging 276 marks.
  • Our top scoring pupil was Mary Wambui from Malaba-BSA (Busia) academy who scored 406 marks.

Length of time

Average performance increases the longer a pupil is learning at Bridge. Pupils with at least four academic years at Bridge averaged 269.9 marks, and pupils enrolled at least 5 years averaged 272.2 marks. 

Secondary schools

In 2016, 42.1% of pupils were accepted into National, Extra-county, County, or Sub-county schools.

Six pupils were awarded scholarships to prestigious U.S. high schools: Miss Hall’s School, MA; Rabun Gap-Nacoochee, GA; St Andrews, FL; Avenues: The World School, NY; and, Episcopal High School and St. Anne’s-Belfield, VA.

Watch their stories below:

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