A well connected 2020 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examiner has given an insight on how the exam scripts were marked, performance per subject and how grading is done. In an audio shared on Social Media platforms (Listen audio below), the unnamed examiner is heard giving an assurance to a KCSE 2020 candidate over the phone that he performed very well in Business Studies Paper two (and in other exams).
“Nearly everybody (in our school) scored over eighty percent (80%) in the subject.” The Examiner says.
In a 9 minute audio recording, the Examiner exudes confidence that his school will lead in Business Studies in the whole country. He says the performance in Business is ‘very bad’ and that the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) may lower the grading to 80% and above for an A (plain) in the subject.
The Examiner, who seems to be having first hand information on the marking of the 2020 KCSE examinations, says subjects like History were well performed and was expecting the grading for an A (plain) to be raised this year.
“The guys who be having problems are History candidates. (This is because) the performance in History is very good.” Adds the Examiner.
He further says the performance for their school in Mathematics, Kiswahili and all practicals.
“The only subject that was poorly done is Chemistry.” He reports.
Top school in KCSE 2020.
According to the Examiner, in the Audio, Kapsabet Boys is likely to retain the best overall position nationally. (Kapsabet led in the 2019 KCSE examinations). He says Alliance Girls, Maseno School, Maranda and Kenya High School will be also jostling for top spot in KCSE 2020 examinations.
Grading in KCSE 2020 and release of results
The well versed examiner says grading is the last thing to be done after averaging of scores in various subjects has been completed.
“You know you can only suggest as a Team Leader, Chief Examiner or Assistant Chief Examiner. But, Knec will have its own grading. He reveals. This comes at a time when the Council has rubbished the supposedly 2021 grading system that is doing rounds on Social media platforms.
The Examiner confidently says the results will be out on Monday adding that they must be released before schools reopen (But, schools are to reopen on the said Monday; May 10th, 2021).