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2019 Matric results: The Diocesan School for Girls Matric class of 2019 excels

Jan 7, 2020
2019 Matric results: The Diocesan School for Girls Matric class of 2019 excels

Makhanda - Matric results for 2019. The Diocesan School for Girls Matric class of 2019 has attained a 100% Bachelor’s Degree (BD) pass with 37% of all subject symbols being distinctions and a whopping 75% of subject symbols achieved being either distinctions or Bs (above 70%).

"In addition, three DSG girls have made the IEB Merit list for Commendable Achievement; this means that they are placed in the top 5% nationally across five subjects and have attained a Level 7 for Life Orientation. We warmly congratulate Emily Morgan, Nina Owen-Jones and Genevieve Powell on this significant honour," explained Shelley Frayne, Headmistress at The Diocesan School for Girls (DSG).

"We are also delighted that DSG girls are mentioned on 11 occasions for being placed in the top 1% nationally in individual subjects."

She congratulations to the following:

  • Accounting: Saffron Gifford
  • English Home Language: Genevieve Powell
  • IsiXhosa First Additional Language: Nosiphiwo Nabo
  • Life Orientation: Nina Owen-Jones
  • Life Sciences: Nina Owen-Jones, Emily Morgan and Saffron Gifford
  • Music: Emily Morgan
  • Visual Arts: Phoebe Elliott, Genevieve Powell and Hannah Loggie

"The results across the board are exceptional and the entire Matric class of 2019 is to be congratulated," said Frayne.

"The following girls achieved a Full House of Seven Distinctions:Saffron Gifford, Emily Morgan, Nina Owen-Jones and Sarah Stevenson. Nina Owen-Jones also attained a distinction for her Cambridge A level Mathematics exam; effectively taking her distinction count to eight.

"Lucy Schlebusch attained six distinctions and a further six girls attained five distinctions. They are Laura Fowlds, Josie Hickey, Hannah Loggie, Lisakhanya Maqula, Julia Murray and Kate Procter. Seven girls achieved four distinctions and a whopping 16 attained three distinctions. Special mention must be made of Sage Cawse who attained three distinctions and 79% for each of her four remaining subjects." 

A summation of The Diocesan School for Girls top achievers’ results is as follows:

7 Subject “A”s

Saffron Gifford

Accounting (97%); English Home Language; French Second Additional Language; Life Orientation; Life Sciences; Mathematics and Physical Sciences (92%)

 

Emily Morgan

English Home Language; IsiXhosa First Additional Language; Life Orientation (92%); Life Sciences; Mathematics (94%); Music (95%) and Physical Sciences

Nina Owen-Jones

Afrikaans First Additional Language; English Home Language; History; Life Orientation (93%); Life Sciences (90%); Mathematics (95%) and Physical Sciences (90%)

Genevieve Powell

English Home Language (90%); French Second Additional Language; Life Orientation; Life Sciences; Mathematics (93%); Physical Sciences and Visual Arts (94%)

Sarah Stevenson

English Home Language; French Second Additional Language; History; Life Orientation; Life Sciences; Mathematics and Physical Sciences

 

6 Subject “A”s

Lucy Schlebusch

Accounting; Afrikaans First Additional Language; History; Life Orientation (90%); Life Sciences and Mathematics. (Lucy narrowly missed a full house of distinctions with 79% for English Home Language)

 

5 Subject “A”s

Laura Fowlds

English Home Language; Geography; History; IsiXhosa First Additional Language and Life Orientation

 

Josie Hickey

Business Studies; Dramatic Arts (91%); English Home Language; Life Orientation and Life Sciences

 

Hannah Loggie

English Home Language; Life Orientation; Life Sciences; Mathematics and Visual Arts (94%)

 

Lisakhanya Maqula

Afrikaans First Additional Language; Dramatic Arts (95%); English Home Language; History and Life Orientation

Julia Murray

English Home Language; Life Orientation; Mandarin Second Additional Language; Mathematics and Visual Arts (93%)

Kate Procter

Afrikaans First Additional Language; Dramatic Arts (90%); English Home Language; History and Life Orientation

4 Subject “A”s

Micaela Craven

Afrikaans First Additional Language; Dramatic Arts (92%); Life Orientation and Mathematical Literacy

Isabel de Beer

English Home Language; History; Life Orientation and Life Sciences

Diana Dixie

Geography; IsiXhosa First Additional Language; Life Orientation and Mathematics

Qhayiya Dywili

Dramatic Arts; IsiXhosa First Additional Language (93%); Life Orientation and Mathematical Literacy

Olivia Heath

Accounting; Design; History and Life Orientation;

Umtha Sibam

Dramatic Arts; English Home Language; IsiXhosa First Additional Language and Life Orientation

Anna Sprague

Accounting; Business Studies; French Second Additional Language and Life Orientation

 

Frayne said that special mention must be made of the following departments for the extraordinary number of girls who achieved distinctions. Those with more than a third distinctions are as follows:

  • Accounting: 46%
  • Business Studies 34%
  • Design: 40%
  • Dramatic Arts: 61%
  • French Second Additional Language: 50%
  • IsiXhosa First Additional Language: 69%
  • Life Orientation: 69%
  • Mandarin: 100%
  • Mathematical Literacy: 50%
  • Music: 34%
  • Visual Arts: 93%

"Congratulations are also due to the six departments whose 2019 class averages are distinctions: Dramatic Arts; IsiXhosa; Life Orientation; Mandarin, Subject Music and Visual Arts. Equally pleasing are the six bigger departments whose averages were above 75%: Business Studies, Design, English, French, History and Mathematical Literacy," she added.

"I am sure you will wish to join me in extending a very warm congratulations to the Matric girls of 2019 and to the academic staff of DSG and at St Andrew’s College. 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 wish our 2019 Matric girls much success as they embark on the next chapter of their lives."

Main image: Saffron Gifford

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