In March 2022 Bridge International Academies Kenya pupils entered the Kenyan Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) for a seventh year. These were the KCPE 2021 exams, delayed from November 2021 because of the impact of the Covid pandemic. 1,975 girls and boys sat the exams.
There is no ‘pass mark’ in the KCPE. However, the score determines the type of secondary school a child is eligible to attend. The mean total score for pupils across all schools in Kenya is 250.
Our pupils sitting the KCPE scored an average of 18 points higher than pupils nationally. For the seventh year in succession, Bridge Kenya pupils outperformed the national average.
- At least three pupils achieved 400 marks or more putting them in the top 0.98% of pupils nationally.
- 34% scored more than 300 marks, which gives a competitive edge in admissions to great secondary schools. Nationally 27% of pupils achieved such high scores.
- Our best performing boy was Edwine Oduory from Bridge Majengo Mapya in Mombasa County, with a superb score of 402.
- Our top performing girls were Joyce Kemunto and Florence Kwamboka, both from Bridge Kwa Njenga, Nairobi County, who both scored a fantastic 401.
- Bridge Kenya pupils have excelled in the KCPE since 2015 and are among the top performers in Kenya despite coming from underserved communities.
- In KCPE 2021, the average score for pupils at Bridge Kenya for more than five years was 290.5 – more than 40 marks above the national average – up from 283.3 in 2020.
- 61.5% of Bridge Kenya pupils scored 250 marks or better, compared to a national average of roughly 50%, which includes elite public schools.
- Since 2015, the number of girls attending Bridge Kenya schools who score at least 250 marks has increased by more than 30%.
- Girls attending Bridge Kenya schools for five or more years averaged 289.9 marks, nearly 40 marks above the national average
- Boys attending Bridge Kenya schools for five or more years averaged 291.1 marks, more than 41 marks above the national average