RANKING OF KCSE CANDIDATES
- KCSE candidates are ranked nationally and by county. This is based on candidates' mean grade and subject marks in accordance with KCSE Awards criteria based on the seven best performed subjects.
- The Council uses both mean grades and subject marks to rank candidates instead of using mean grades alone because if mean grades are used to rank candidates, many candidates will tie in one position for a mean grade has a range of marks; for example two candidates could have As in a particular subject, one with an A of 82 and the other one with an A of 95.
OVERVIEW OF THE YEAR 2013 KCSE EXAMINATION REPORT
- This report covers two areas of the year 2013 examination. Part I consists of an analysis/ discussion of examination questions which the majority of the candidates found difficult. Part 11 is a compilation of all the question papers and their sample marking schemes in the subjects. The year 2013 KCSE Top candidates' statistics are also included.
- It should be noted that the attached marking schemes are normally discussed in detail by the examiners and may be amended accordingly before they are used to score the candidates scripts.
- The KCSE examination report analyses in detail candidates' performance in the KCSE examination. Its main aim is to provide a feedback on candidates' performance in KCSE examination subjects, with a focus on those questions which candidates found difficult. Such questions have been identified and discussed, possible causes of mistakes pointed out and expected responses in some cases have been given in order to show what kind of responses were expected.
- The report indicates areas of the syllabus not adequately covered as evidenced by the poor performance of candidates in these areas and also gives recommendations on how such areas could be managed or better taught.
GENERAL COMMENTS ON THE EXAMINATION REPORT
- It is hoped that schools, teachers and general public will find the information given in this examination report useful. The Council will highly appreciate any informed comments and suggestions from teachers, students and the public that can be considered for inclusion in the next issue of this report to enrich it. We hope that this report will continue to create an avenue through which teachers can share their experiences especially in the handling of topics that students find difficult to understand.