Presentation on theme: "TRIAL KCSE EXAMS 2015. Starts on 23 rd July Ends on 5 TH August 2015 They will have a study leave beginning TODAY They need the leave to plan."— Presentation transcript:
Starts on 23 rd July Ends on 5 TH August 2015 They will have a study leave beginning TODAY They need the leave to plan and prepare for the exams Decide whether they want to study from home or from school.
The mocks are intense In two weeks the boys will sit about 21papers! Spend about 70 hours doing the exams! The exams will follow the structure of KCSE
The exams are internally set. The results of the mocks will be a good indicator of how well prepared the candidate is for KCSE. They will also indicate the subjects and (topics) that need improvement.
They are the only results that the boys will have before KCSE to look for jobs, apply for college etc. For those applying to American universities, the mock will be submitted as their Mid-Year Report.
How parents can Help: Agree with the boy where he is to study from: Home or school? Offer encouragement to the boy. Give him his space: Do not micro-manage him. When the results are out help him to evaluate his performance with encouragement.
CHOOSING APPROPRIATE COURSES IN KENYAN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES July 2015
At the moment we have 21 public universities and 10 university colleges
Entry to the local universities is pegged on the candidate’s performance in the KCSE exams.
Calculating the average grade for those with 8 subjects: English English Kiswahili Kiswahili Math Math Geo/His Geo/His Any 3 from the remaining 4 Any 3 from the remaining 4
If a candidate takes 7 subjects, ALL the 7 subjects will be considered in determining the average grade.
For each subject the candidate is awarded a grade ranging from A to E. Each grade has a commensurate number of points as shown below:
Accordingly, a student who scores 7 straight As scores a maximum of 84 POINTS, (12x7).
A candidate who scores 7 Es gets the minimum number of points possible i.e. 7 points (1x7).
The average grade is determined by dividing the aggregate points by the number of subjects taken:
84-81 A 80-74 A- 73-67B+ 66-60 B 59-53 B- 52-46 C+
The cut off points (COP) is pegged on the performance in KCSE in a given year. In 2014: B (60 pts) for boys and B- (58 pts) for girls.
The candidate is also expected to meet the requirements for the course of his choice. This consists of a cluster of four subjects.
Each course has a cut off point (COP) determined by the competitiveness of the course.
There are two types of COPs: The raw cluster point The weighted cluster point.
The raw cluster point is the actual total number of points that the candidate scores in the cluster of subjects needed for the course of his choice.
For instance a candidate who scores an A in each of the four cluster subjects will have a raw cluster point of 48.
Initially this was the criterion that the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services (KUCCPS) followed in admitting students to the various courses.
With time, however, JAB (now KUCCPS) realised that the system was being abused. Some candidates would concentrate only on the necessary cluster of subjects required for consideration for their preferred courses at the university neglecting the rest.
To address this anomaly, KUCCPS introduced the weighted cluster point. The raw cluster point is weighted against the candidate’s overall performance.
KUCCPS has also introduced performance indexing. This weights a candidate’s performance in each subject against the performance of the top candidate.
It is important to note that the same course could have different COPs in different universities depending on demand.
Usually the courses offered at UON and JKUAT attract more applicants and therefore have relatively higher COPs than those offered in the other universities.
In summary, a candidate should do the following in order to increase the chances of getting admitted to the university and to the degree course of his choice.
Do the best he can in ALL the subjects in order to boost his basic aggregate points. He must not ignore any subject even if he does not need it for his preferred course.
Pay particular attention to the subject cluster that he needs for admission to his preferred course (to boost his raw cluster point).
Be realistic in his choice of university courses and choose as his first choice the course whose requirements he is most likely to meet.
After the results are announced, he should revisit his choices. If he is doubtful as to whether he has met the COP for his first choice, he should log on to KUCCPS website and reapply.
Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service ACK Gardens, 1st Ngong' Avenue, Upperhill Nairobi Telephone : 0723954927, 0734879662 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Website: kuccps.ac.ke P. O. Box 105166 – 00101 Nairobi