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3.0 ENGLISH (101)

3.1 CANDIDATES GENERAL PERFORMANCE

The table below shows the performance of candidates in the three papers offered in 2010 in KCSE English Examination. Data for the years 2007, 2008 and 2009 is also given for comparison.
 

Year
 

Paper
 

Candidature
 

Maximum Score

Mean Score
 

Standard Deviation

 

2007

1
2
3
Overall
 

273,006
 

60
80
60
200
26.11(43.51%)
34.95(43.69%)
18.34(30.57%)
79.40(39.70%)
6.86
12.76
7.34
24.00
 

2008

1
2
3
Overall
 
 

300,794
 

60
80
60
200
 
24.59(40.98%)
22.71(28.38%)
20.25(33.75%)
67.57(33.78%)
 
8.68
11.54
8.62
26.24
 
 

2009

1
2
3
Overall
 
 

335,415
 

60
80
60
200
 
30.75(51.30%)
26.99(36.66%)
20.81(34.75%)
78.42(39.21%)
 
8.05
12.21
7.97
25.64
 
 

2010

1
2
3
Overall
 
 

354,935
 

60
80
60
200
 
28.12(46.86%)
31.07(38.83%)
18.64(31.06%)
77.36(38.68%)
 
9.17
11.61
8.42
26.82
 

Table 5: Candidates Overall Performance in English (101)in the last four years

From the table above the following observations can be made:

3.1.1 Performance in Paper 1 declined by 2.63 points from 30.75 in 2009 to 28.12 in 2010.
3.1.2 Performance in Paper 2 improved by 4.08 points from 26.99 in 2009 to 31.07 in 2010.
3.1.3 Performance in Paper 3 declined by 2.17 points from 20.81 in 2009 to 18.64 in 2010.
3.1.4 Overall performance was impacted by the double decline in papers 1 and 3.

It dropped by 1,06 from 78.42 in 2009 to 77.36 in 2010.
 

3.2 PAPER 1 (101/1)

Question 1

You are the Chairperson of the Environmental Club which has just been newly introduced in your school. There is going to be an official launching of the club. Write a brief speech that you will deliver at the launch,

Your speech should include the following: introduction, club officials, the objectives (aims) of the club, the activities to be carried out, conditions for membership, enrolment and any other relevant information. (20 marks)

Question 1 required candidates to prepare a speech they would deliver at the launch of Environment Club. The content was provided. But the candidate had to know that the speech was to be delivered to a live audience and so they had to provide information on who were to be present and use conventional forms of address.

They had to invent the names of the officials and perhaps the patron etc. They had to think up activities and objectives of the club given the cue provided in the name of the club.

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