The KCPE 2012 results were received with mixed reaction this time round. Having improved the mean score the previous year. This year there was a slight drop in the mean score from 264.76 to 263.58. We still maintained the same number of students who got marks above 300 at 9 students. The 2012 candidates and the staff had expected to have at least a student’s scoring more than 400 marks but for another year we fell short. Brian Mutisyo who had scored above 400 in most of the exams he had sat for including the last mock was disappointed of not attaining a 400 mark. For another year English mean was highest though it dropped from 61.47 to 58.32. The social studies mean had the greatest improvement from 52.81 in the previous year to 57.87.
It is not clear whether the other school strikes could have been a contributing factor or the altered exam time which is normally done in November and this time it was in December. Still the performance was good bearing in mind some of the students who are supported through our Pastoral care department special cases categories and Brother Beausang policy of not forcing students to repeat like other school do. In our mission we support holistic education and main focus is not entirely on Academics.
The staffs, candidates and the parents are looking for ways and means of improving the mean score of the school and overall performance of the individual students in 2013. The primary staff will continue having a series of meetings to forge the way forward.
The candidates who scored above 300 marks will be awarded and commended in a Mass before they report to their secondary school they are likely to join. Majority of the 2012 candidates however, will join the Brother Beausang Catholic Education Centre secondary and they have already received admission letters.
We congratulate all the 2012 candidates who gave their best and wish them all the best in the secondary studies.
Head of Department Curriculum