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Brookhouse School emerges best in IGCSE exams

By Irene Githinji
Thursday, August 13th, 2020
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    • Brookhouse Schools Headteacher Eric Mulindi said the 94 students in the Class of 2020 who were enrolled for Cambridge A-levels this year all have admission offers to universities to study a wide range of courses.

Brookhouse School has emerged the best performing school in Kenya in the Cambridge A-level and the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) exams for the 2020 academic year.

The results released on August 11 showed that at A-level, the International school had 80 per cent of students achieving grades ranging from A star) to C plain and a 100 per cent pass rate overall in the A-level examinations.

All the A-level candidates qualified for admissions into leading universities across the world, including those in the Ivy League.

Brookhouse Schools Headteacher Eric Mulindi said the 94 Brookhouse School students in the Class of 2020 who were enrolled for Cambridge A-levels this year all have admission offers to universities to study a wide range of courses.

Several of the students have received major academic scholarships to universities in the USA, UK, Canada and Grenada.

The top five students who registered A* grades include Trisha Kerai, Alvin Omondi, Brandon Ambetsa, Victoria Kipngetich and Ryan Mbai.

“The performance reflects extreme hard work by the students and teachers, and consistent support from parents in developing young people who are not only well-rounded, but also perform to a high standard on an academic level,” said Mulindi.

IGCSE is an equivalent of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam.

“We are proud of our students as they set off on the next step of their journeys. These results would not have been possible without the dedication of our teaching staff, who consistently go above and beyond for our students,” added Mulindi.

Unlike previous years, this year’s examinations, which took place between May and June, saw candidates undergo virtual assessment sessions from the Cambridge Examination Board that graded the students.

This was the case globally due to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grading system for A-levels ranges from A* to E, with all the grades attracting points for university entry.

The assessment process combines teacher insights – predicted grades and rank orders - with a rigorous standardisation process, keeping teacher judgments consistent across different international schools.

Brookhouse School has also announced the resumption of its education programme for the 2020-2021 academic year that commences on August 18, through virtual learning for all its students.

With government restrictions on schools still in place, the school seeks to deliver the quality in virtual learning even as it continues to refine and develop its virtual provision in line with the best practice of Inspired Schools around the world.

The Cambridge International Examination Board is the gold standard in education globally, examining at least 160 countries.

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