National exam results, 2017

2017 was the third year that Bridge pupils entered the exam with 3,412 sitting the exam — 1,698 were girls and 1,714 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 265 marks in the KCPE examination, 15 points higher than the national average. A difference of 0.23 standard deviations—equivalent to almost one additional year of schooling.

Further statistics

  • Scored an estimated 15 marks better than their peers at government schools
  • Were 25% more likely to score above 300-marks than Kenyan pupils nationwide
  • Were 43% less likely to score below 200 marks and jeopardise secondary enrolment eligibility
  • Eleven Bridge pupils who scored over 400 marks in the KCPE, placing them in the top 1% of pupils nationwide.
  • Eighty-six percent of Bridge pupils scored over the 200 marks making them potentially eligible for a secondary school; compared to just 76% nationwide. 
The data reveals a strong performance for Bridge pupils at both ends of the scoring distribution. At the top of the distribution, Bridge pupils were over 25% more likely to score above 300 marks than their peers across Kenya.

Girls education

  • Over the last two years, the number of Bridge girls passing their KCPE has increased by over 20%.
  • Girls who had attended a Bridge school for over five years were our highest performing cohort, averaging 287 marks.
  • Our best performing girl was Vanessa Mweni Musyoki from Kwa Hola-MBA (Mombasa) academy who scored 408 marks.

Length of time

In addition; the exam data enables us to look at the performance of pupils who have been at Bridge for multiple years. The data shows that the longer pupils had attended Bridge schools, the better they performed in the KCPE.  Pupils who attended Bridge for five years or more scored an average 280 marks and had a pass rate of 69% Pupils who have spent the majority of their primary education at Bridge (five or more years) are 40% more likely to pass the KCPE than the average Kenyan pupil.

Secondary schools

In 2017, 42.0% of pupils were accepted into National, Extra-county, County, or Sub-county schools.