Students Offered Places at Prestigious Universities

The year began with St Andrew’s College celebrating its best ever A Level results with 69% of entries being awarded an A*, A or B grade. Our class of 2016 have moved onto a wide range of prestigious universities across the world, with an impressive 20 students earning places in the World top 100 universities. Destinations include:
Yale, USA (16th in the world)
University of Pennsylvania, USA (18th)
Edinburgh, UK (19th)
Manchester, UK (29th)
London School of Economics, UK (37th)
Melbourne, Australia (42nd)
University of British Columbia, Canada (45th)
Queensland, Australia (51st)
Alberta, Canada (94th)

Highest marks in the world
The School was also delighted that and number of our students were recognised in the Edexcel and Cambridge International Examinations high achievers awards with Carine Msuya being awarded the highest mark in the world for A Level Religious Studies and Joy Muchai the highest mark in Africa for A level Mathematics and the highest mark in Kenya for Economics. In Mathematics, Emmanual Murungi achieved a distinction in the prestigious Euclid Maths competition, meaning that he was in the top 25% of the 18,000 best mathematicians in the world who entered.
As we come to the end of this academic year, we are pleased to celebrate news that has just come through regarding the success of one of class of 2016 students. In his final year at school, Emmanuel Murugi entered the prestigious Euclid Maths competition and was awarded a distinction – meaning that he was in the top 25% of the 18,000 best mathematicians in the world who entered. We now know the final destinations of most of 48 students who graduated from St Andrew’s College in 2016. They have all earned places at well regarded universities around the world including 20 who have gained entry to universities in the World Top 100 universities1 including in the USA, Yale and Pennsylvania, in Canada, British Columbia and Alberta, in Australia, Melbourne and Queensland and in the UK, Edinburgh, London School of Economics and Manchester. The full list of known destinations is shown at the end of this article.
As the Headmaster mentioned in his introduction we are pleased that so many of our current Year 13 students are holding offers from prestigious UK Russell group and world top 100 universities. The School continues to develop the preparation we give to our College students to help them make successful applications to their preferred universities. In the next newsletter Mrs Andwati will write in greater depth about our life-skills programme, but two highlights so far have been the week-long visit from a consultant form New York University, who worked closely with our Year 12’s who wish to apply to North American universities helping them prepare their applications and understand the nuances of the North American SAT university entrance exams. On Monday this week we were visited by a representative from the University of Bristol who spent a full day working with students helping them refine their UCAS personal statements and advising them in completion of their UCAS applications to UK universities. Mrs Andwati has just returned from a week in the UK where she was the only African delegate at a major conference for school university advisors. She has come back full of new ideas to improve our university guidance program which she is planning to implement over the next academic year.

  1. QS World Univerity Rankings 2018
  2. Degree Course Destinations – St Andrew’s. Turi – Class of 2016
Degree Course Country University
Politics and International Relations Australia University of Melbourne
Environmental Science Australia University of Queensland
Computer Science Canada Carleton
Modern Languages with Translation Canada Concordia
Accounting and finance Canada University of Alberta
Communications and Media Studies Canada University of British Columbia (UBC)
English Literature Kenya Daystar University
Sports and Exercise Science UK Bangor University
Economics and Mathematics UK Bath
Law UK Birmingham
Forensic and Medical Sciences UK Bradford
Law with French UK Cardiff
Media and Communication UK De Montfort
Business and Geography UK Edinburgh
Mechanical Engineering UK Heriot Watt University
Law UK Keele
Computer Science UK Leeds
Geography with Economics UK London School of Economics (LSE)
Accounting and finance UK Loughborough
Accounting and finance UK Manchester
Law UK Manchester
Sports Management UK Manchester Metropolitan
Mechanical Engineering UK Newcastle
Economics and Politics UK Nottingham
Business Management/Marketing UK Nottingham
Industrial Economics UK Nottingham
Economics and Finance UK Nottingham
Biology/Biomedical sciences UK Nottingham
Graphic Design UK Nottingham Trent
Interior Design UK Portsmouth
Interior Design UK Portsmouth
Business Management UK Portsmouth
Law UK Reading
Economics UK University of East Anglia
International relations and international development UK University of Sussex
Business management/marketing UK University of Sussex
Biomedical Science UK Warwick
Accounting and finance UK Warwick
Economics/banking United Arab Emirates American University Sharjah
Aerospace engineering USA LeTourneau
Music USA New York University
Music USA Syracuse
Biological Sciences/Biology USA University of Maryland
Computer Science USA University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) USA University of Miami
Economics USA University of Pennsylvania
Mathematics/Acturial Science USA Yale