Ex­cel­lent re­sults for IEB matrics

Talk of the Town - - News - JON HOUZET

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

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