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The College

The College

St Andrew’s College opened in September 2010, building upon the outstanding academic success of the Senior School. We provide top quality A Level education, excellent resources and comfortable, modern boarding facilities.

Our goal is to prepare students with the skills, knowledge and dynamism needed to thrive in university life and beyond. We will strive to ensure that every student learns to grasp opportunities and develops the resilience, resourcefulness, initiative and integrity required to succeed.

Life in the College provides a wide variety of opportunities, not just in academic terms, but also through clubs, societies, roles of responsibility and social life. In particular, we place a high priority on the development of leadership skills.

Curriculum Booklets

Academic Excellence

All College students choose four or five A Level subjects in their first year, which will lead to an AS qualification at the end of Year 12. They will normally continue with three subjects in Year 13 which will lead to a full A Level (A2) at the end of their second year.

Entry to Year 12 is normally dependent on achieving at least 5 IGCSEs at grade B or above and entry to Year 13 will depend upon satisfactory results at AS level.

The subjects on offer include: Art, English, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French, Business Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Physical Education, Psychology, Music, Computing, Sociology, Theatre Studies and Religious Studies. German and/or Spanish are offered if there is sufficient demand.

Boarding Life and Activities

Year 13 students enjoy a purpose-built boarding house, designed specifically for the College students. Students have single bedrooms in a series of linked cluster flats. There are six students in each flat, with shared lounge, kitchen and bathroom facilities. Each flat has a patio or balcony with outstanding views over the Rift Valley.

Year 12 students enjoy similarly impressive facilities within the Senior School boarding houses. This provides them with a conducive working environment while offering opportunities for them to mentor and lead students in Years 9-11.

The flats benefit from access to a shared communal common room, with excellent facilities, including Internet access, satellite television and office areas. Resident houseparents encourage the development of independent study habits required for A Level study and beyond.

A College Entertainment Committee helps to establish a varied programme of sport, outward bound activities, debates, society meetings and films. College students are given greater freedom than younger students, but much greater levels of responsibility are expected of them.

Year 12 and 13 students have opportunities to participate in activities within a wide variety of programmes; many of which are student-led. Examples of these include the school’s Christian Union, the Round Square Committee, the Charity Committee, the Student Council, the President’s Award Scheme, the East African Model United Nations, the Debating Club, the School Choir and Orchestra, the School production, the School yearbook and the Environment Committee.

Leadership

Our goal is that every young person will leave Turi with the character and skills needed to thrive in a society that is changing at an ever increasing pace. Academic skills are no longer the sole route to success. Students must demonstrate that they are articulate communicators, effective managers, confident leaders and empathetic team members.

Students develop their leadership skills through workshops, seminars, lectures, clubs and societies, on the sports field, in the boarding houses and by taking on roles of responsibility around the School and College. We aim to equip students to become young people of influence and integrity.

The Turi Leadership Award is designed to strengthen and develop our mission to build and mould the next generation of leaders of integrity and vision in East Africa. It is a rigorous two-year university accredited diploma course undertaken by students in Years 12 and 13. The course is built upon the premise that great leaders are by nature self-reflective and so there are a number of self-evaluation and self-review activities. There are independent assessment points where each student’s performance as a leader is assessed by senior teachers against clear and challenging attainment criteria.

A unique feature of our Leadership programme is that every student in Year 12 and 13 is expected to be involved in community service programmes, many of which are based in the community around the school in the Turi and Molo area. The level of personal development attained by students taking part in these programmes is remarkable.

Careers and Higher Education

We anticipate that students from St Andrew’s will go on to study at universities all around the world. Building upon our established links with educational institutions in every continent, we will make sure that our students receive the advice, guidance and information they need as they consider future careers and universities.

Year 12 students undertake a period of work experience and all students have access to a Careers Advisor, develop their CV and improve their interview skills through presentations and workshops.

The Head of Sixth Form, the Careers Advisor, tutors and subject teachers work with students in Year 13 to fine tune their applications to universities, which include UCAS applications for those students seeking admission to UK universities, the Common Application for US universities and specific applications to universities elsewhere in the world.

In the past 4 years, over 90% of pupils at Turi have gone to their first choice university. Many of our students go on to top universities around the world, especially in the UK and the US.

View the list of university acceptances HERE.