How our strong exam results help set up our learners for life

The results from our outgoing Standard Eight class’s PSLCE exams are out, and 12 out of 16 learners passed (seven boys and five girls). This 75% pass rate beats the national pass rate for the third year in a row.

These exams are used to gain entry to secondary school, so are vital to our learners’ education. Those who didn’t pass joined the school late in the school year and weren’t able to catch up in time. However these learners do have another opportunity to take their exams in July 2015 by repeating Standard Eight.

The strong results have led to the largest number yet of parents enrolling their children in this year’s Standard Eight class at Ganet’s Adventure School, with 15 girls and eight boys enrolled to date, and a total enrolment at the school of 230.

The Standard Eight learners are a particularly dedicated bunch, as they board at the school from late January until their exams in June. Parents help by contributing some food, and the teachers run extra revision classes into the evenings. We also rely on donations from our supporters to enable learners to board whose families cannot afford to contribute.

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