A-Levels in Kenya, Nairobi

At our premium Sixth Form in Nairobi, senior students benefit from a robust 2-year A-level (Advanced Level) curriculum that offers an internationally-recognised route to top universities worldwide. A-levels are considered the ‘Gold Standard’ of UK-accredited High School qualifications, and many leading universities favour A-level graduates who obtain good grades on this challenging course.

At our Sixth Form, 16 to 18-year-olds are supported in every aspect of their learning so that they become independent, well-rounded individuals. Prior to starting the A-level course, candidates must select a combination of 3-4 A-level subjects, giving them the freedom to focus on their key strengths and interests in a fully personalised programme.

We are committed to ensuring young adults are well-prepared for long-term academic success with an exemplary education, outstanding international experiences, and the dedicated support of our passionate lecturers.

A-Levels School in Nairobi

A-Level Courses

A-level courses cater for both the specialist and the generalist. Students who know the area they wish to specialise in at the tertiary level can select related A-level subjects. In contrast, those who need more clarity on their future career paths can select an A-level subject combination that provides a broader scope for tertiary study.

Progressing to the Sixth Form for A-level education may be one of the most exciting and challenging periods in a student’s life. Therefore, our Sixth Form division enables a smooth transition from Year 11 to the Advanced Level course with excellent pastoral care.

Brookhouse’s Sixth Form Environment

Our Sixth Form environment is unique. We deliver the traditional UK A-level curriculum, yet we are modern in our approach and course delivery. Students receive individual attention, small class sizes, a caring environment, and regular tutorial sessions. Within this framework, we offer a wide variety of subject choices, and learners can exercise autonomy knowing they are supported and encouraged at every step of their education.

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A-Level Examinations

Our Sixth Form entrants attain consistently high results in A-level examinations. Every year, our graduates gain admission to the finest universities and colleges in the UK, USA, Canada, and Australia. A-level students wishing to continue their studies in the country attend the top Kenyan universities.

Further information regarding the A-level course at Brookhouse Sixth Form may be found in the A-level Choices Booklet.

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Benefits of Choosing A-Levels School

Why Choose our School to Study A-Levels?

Students at our Sixth Form division gain individualised support from their first year on the A-level course. They gain access to modern facilities, subject specialists, and a unique programme of extracurricular activities. Additionally, as a widely-respected A-level provider, our School ensures young adults receive innovative academic resources and supplementary tuition at this critical stage in their schooling. 

Many universities favour students who have recieved an A-level education. Our school's expert Careers Counsellors have detailed knowledge of the admissions criteria for the world's most prestigious institutions, and assist our A-level learners in their university applications. They are committed to giving our students the best chances of attending world-leading universities, and 90% of our Sixth Form graduates attend their first-choice institution. 

In addition to our A-level course, we offer an international Foundation Year (IFY) programme for KCSE graduates. This course is a bridging route for post-18 students who wish to gain admission to UK universities.


Benefits of Choosing A-Levels

The benefits of A-level study include:

  • Gaining admission to a college or university at home or abroad
  • Demonstrating the required skills for a desired career choice
  • In-depth access to subjects that evoke interest

University Destinations

University of Aberdeen
University of Bath
University of Birmingham
University of Bradford
University of Brighton
University of Bristol
Cardiff University
Imperial College London
University of Leeds
University of East Anglia
University of Glasgow
University of Huddersfield
Keele University

University of Kent
Kingston University
Leeds Metropolitan
University of Leicester
University of Liverpool
Liverpool John Moores
London School of Economics
Loughborough University
University of Manchester
Middlesex University
Newcastle University
University of Nottingham
Oxford Brookes University

Queen Mary, Univ of London
University of Reading
University of Salford
University of Sheffield
University of Southampton
University of Sussex
University of College London
University of Warwick
University College Worcester
University of Oxford


Univ of Southern California
University of Miami
University of Pennsylvania
Yale University
Harvard University
Stanford University
Ithica College
Carnegie Mellon University
Cornell University
Brown University
Embry-Riddle University
University of Delaware
Mount Holyoke College


St George's University

University of British Columbia
Carleton University
McGill University
University of Guelph
McMaster University
Queen’s University

University of Toronto
University of Western Ontario
Victoria University
York University
Simon Fraser University


Les Roches Glion


Les Roches Marbella

Edith Cowan University
University of Melbourne
Melbourne Inst. of Technology
Monash University
Murdoch University
University of Sydney
University of Western Australia

NYU Abu Dhabi


University of Nairobi
Kenyatta University
Moi University
Daystar University
Strathmore University

South Africa

Monash University (SA)
University of Cape Town
Rhodes University
University of Stellenbosch


Requirements for A-Level Entry

Requirements for A-Level Entry

We are always excited to meet learners who wish to join our A-level division. Prospective Sixth Form students should complete the application form online and follow the directions provided by the Admissions Service. They should also request an interview if this is practical. Copies of previous school reports and Mock IGCSE examination/actual examination grades should also be submitted with applications.

Applicants are required to have five good passes in their IGCSE examination results, including Mathematics and English. Occasionally, students may be admitted with lower grades if they agree to retake some exams. However, admission will ultimately be based on whether or not the student will benefit from the A-level programme available at the School.

Students who wish to join A-level classes directly after completing KCSE examinations must have attained a mock grade of at least a C+ average.


We offer the following A-level subjects:

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Studies
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

The Cambridge Examination Board grading system is applied to all A-level subjects delivered at the School.

Our highly-qualified, experienced Sixth Form teachers are well-versed in preparing students for the academic rigour of A-level tuition. A-level teaching staff members understand the specific needs of our A-level student community and are incredibly attentive in their daily approach to learning methodology. They ensure regular meetings and tutorials are scheduled into learners' timetables to guide research and aid understanding.

Closer to examination periods, revision sessions and coursework assistance are organised to encourage students in their coursework and assignments, revisit prior lesson content, support well-being and build confidence in examination techniques.

The key difference between IGCSE and A-levels is in the breadth and depth of study. During IGCSEs, the emphasis is on breadth. Students learn 8-10 subjects during their course, while at A-level, the focus shifts to fewer subjects (typically 3 or 4) but a greater depth of study.

In some subjects, the style of learning also evolves, with greater emphasis on advanced analytical skills on the A-level programme. Independent study also becomes a far more pronounced aspect of A-level learning, with participants required to show evidence of further reading and exploration around topics.

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Assessment for A-level subjects varies depending on the nature of the subject. Most subjects involve one or more written papers during each year of the two-year course. Some subjects, including modern Foreign Languages, require the completion of oral examinations, and practical examinations may also be a prerequisite in areas such as Science.

The internationally-recognised grading system provided by the Examination Board defines the expected levels of performance, with grades ranging from A* (the highest) to E (the least acceptable achievement).
Students start their A-level course in September, with the AS-level course in the first year, and sit final A-level examinations in the last year of Sixth Form.

Completion of the A-level programme results in AS and A2 level certification with one final grade awarded for each subject. Certification can aid entry to the finest universities around the globe. A strong set of A-level grades may open doors to the most competitive courses at prestigious institutions on both sides of the Atlantic.

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