• Question: Does sitting for SAT before KCSE help??

    Asked by Joan G to Peter, Jonathan, Grace, Doris, David, Ann on 7 Jun 2019.
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      Grace Kago answered on 7 Jun 2019:

      Hmmm….. I’m not exactly sure how comparable these two exams are…? Are you wanting to take it so that you can practice test taking? or is it to practice content?

      I was not in Kenya for secondary school, so I never took KCSE, but based on a quick search I see it seems to be very comprehensive involving not only English and Math, but other subjects like Geography, CRE, Home-Science, and Languages. In contrast, the SAT exam only has writing, critical reading and mathematics (all in English)

      So: taking it would help you practice writing, answering multiple choice reading questions, and standardized math under a fixed time block…. does the KCSE have those sections? If so, then it might be a refresher… if not, then I don’t think sitting for the SAT would be helpful….

      I will have to defer to my colleagues for a more conclusive answer!

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      Peter Macharia answered on 7 Jun 2019:

      @Joan G

      I did sit for KCSE, which helped me is looking out for past KCSE papers and sample questions even from form 2 since questions are usually spread out from form 1 to form 4