National exam results, 2018
2018 was the fourth year that Bridge pupils entered the Kenyan Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) with over 3,822 sitting the exam , 1948 were boys and 1874 were girls.
There is no ‘pass mark’ in the KCPE however, the score determines the type of secondary school a child is eligible to attend.
- Our pupils sitting the KCPE scored an average of 12 points higher than pupils nationally, a difference of 0.19 standard deviations—equivalent to almost one full additional year of schooling.
- Almost 60% of our pupils scored at least 250 marks—with an average of 262 marks—and were 18% more likely to do so than their peers.
- Twenty-seven percent of our pupils scored over 300 marks compared to 23% nationally.
- Seventy-two percent of pupils attending Bridge for five years or more scored at least 250 marks.
- Our pupils are 30% less likely than the average pupil to get 200 marks or less.
- Eleven pupils scored over 400 marks, including from disadvantaged communities such as Lamu.
- Over the last four years, the number of Bridge girls achieving at least 250 marks has increased by 30%.
- Girls who had attended our schools for over five years were our highest performing cohort, averaging 281 marks.
- Our best performing girl was Linda Stacey Achieng from Kisii County who scored 409 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. Impressively, 72% of pupils who had been with Bridge for at least five years achieved 250 marks.
In 2018, 36.3% of pupils were accepted into National, Extra-County, County, or Sub-County schools.