The class of 2016 has performed exceptionally well in the recent National Senior Certificate examinations. Apart from obtaining a 100% pass rate, the group obtained the highest Bachelor rate the school has ever had with 95% of a class of 298 candidates achieving this result. We are very proud of all of our boys, many of whom overcame significant challenges on their way to successfully completing their school careers. We wish them well for their future.
Summary of Pass rates and Bachelor rates
The group obtained a 100% pass rate (298 candidates) compared with the National pass rate of 76,2% and the Provincial pass rate of 87%.
The percentage of those obtaining a Bachelor’s pass, which entitles students to pursue further education at university was 94,9% (280 candidates) compared with the National rate of 24,9%, The Provincial rate was unobtainable at this time.
|Overall Pass %||100 %||100 %|
|Bachelors Pass %||87.6%||94.9 %|
Statistical breakdown (including Advanced Programme Mathematics written under the IEB)
|Number of Code 7s (above 80%)||448||482||498||425||389||460||448|
|Number of Code 6s (70 – 79%)||542||542||597||568||517||467||596|
|Candidates with 9 distinctions||1||4||6||2||1||1||0|
|Candidates with 8 distinctions||3||6||6||2||3||3||3|
|Candidates with 7 distinctions||8||6||9||6||6||14||5|
|Candidates with 6 distinctions||11||10||7||7||9||8||10|
|Candidates with 5 distinctions||11||14||19||7||10||9||16|
Note: From 2014 onwards, Mathematics Paper III was scrapped and the contents incorporated into the other two papers which meant that candidates wrote 7 subjects as opposed to 8 in the past.
A “Full House” of distinctions is thus 7, unless the candidate does Advanced Programme Mathematics in which case they can obtain 8 distinctions. In a few rare cases, candidates offer an extra subject, taken privately but this is not the norm.
Matthew Janse van Rensburg
Francois Le Roux
Xander van Eeden
Sven van Zyl
Le Anh Vu
Fabrizio de Canha
Young Jin Kim
A more comprehensive analysis will follow once Subject Heads have scrutinised the results.
We are very proud of our boys and wish them well for the future.