Excellent results for IEB matrics
Makhanda (Grahamstown) matrics who wrote the Independent Examination Board (IEB) exams excelled once again.
At Kingswood College, the class of 2018 achieved a 100% pass rate and 138 distinctions were obtained. The top 10 pupils gathered a total of 52 distinctions.
The Kingswood College deputy head girl for 2018, Tami Labuschagne, achieved an 88% overall average. Labuschagne, who hails from Somerset West, obtained seven distinctions for all of her subjects. She plans to register for a BSc degree at the University of Stellenbosch.
Danielle Griesel, who comes from Port Alfred, achieved an overall average of 87% with seven distinctions for all her subjects. She plans to study medicine at the University of Stellenbosch this year.
Imma Joubert, from Alexandria, achieved an overall average of more than 85% with six distinctions. Joubert will au pair in Austria, after which she hopes to return and do her undergraduate degree before pursuing her postgraduate studies in the Netherlands.
The newly appointed Kingswood College head, Dr Colleen Vassiliou, said: “I would like to congratulate the class of 2018 for rising to the challenge and giving of their best in the final examinations.
“You can all be so proud. As this journey ends, embrace the next chapter with confidence as you have what it takes to be a transforming influence in society.
“We also take the opportunity to acknowledge and thank our teaching staff for their care, guidance and hard work in assisting our pupils to be the best they could be.
“Thank you also to the parents, who have supported their children and our school throughout this journey”.
Of the 86 girls at Diocesan School for Girls who sat the IEB Matric examinations, 85 attained a bachelor’s degree pass and one a diploma pass.
DSG dux scholar, Nicola Ralston (from Port Elizabeth), has been placed on the IEB Merit list for Outstanding Achievement – this means that she is placed in the top 5% nationally across six subjects and has attained a Level 7 for life orientation. Caroline Shuter (from Johannesburg) was placed in the top 1% nationally in three subjects: geography, life sciences and mathematics.
The following girls achieved a “full house” of seven distinctions: Emma Brockwell (Bedford), Caroline Cotton (Grahamstown), Nicola Ralston (Port Elizabeth), Avia Repapis (Grahamstown) and Caroline Shuter (Johannesburg).
A further six girls attained six distinctions, and five more attained five distinctions.
In addition to this, the DSG girls attained an outstanding 230 subject distinctions and 233 B symbols.
Principal Shelley Frayne said: “We are proud of our academic record which I know can be largely attributed to the strong work ethic among our pupil body, good parental support and a well-trained, committed and dedicated academic staff. I congratulate the entire team.”
Alan Thompson, headmaster of St Andrew’s College, also expressed his pride.
“The matric class of 2018 has been a truly exceptional group of boys. They have given of themselves much success in their time at college. They have finished a good year very well indeed, with an excellent set of academic results that reflect that positive approach,” he said.
The 2018 St Andrew’s College matrics achieved a 100% pass rate, and all the boys have qualified to study at tertiary level for degree (96%) or diploma (4%) courses.
Daniel Erasmus, from Port Elizabeth, achieved eight distinctions (seven IEB distinctions and one A Level distinction).
“Daniel’s incisive mind, sporting and cultural prowess and achievements, and his ability to organise his time in order to pack as much productive work into every single day for five years, was simply awe-inspiring and remarkable,” the school said in a statement.
Erasmus was placed in the top 1% of all the IEB candidates who wrote accounting, mathematics and physical science.
Head boy Peter Jarvis and Jonathan Gouws, both from Makhanda, achieved a full house of seven IEB distinctions.
Two other pupils received six distinctions, and three achieved five distinctions.
The 103 St Andrew’s matrics who wrote the exams achieved a total
Caroline Cotton from DSG
Danielle Griesel from Kingswood College
Peter Jarvis from St Andrew’s College