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Matric results 2018: Eight Distinctions for St Andrew’s College pupil

Jan 3, 2019
Matric results 2018: Eight Distinctions for St Andrew’s College pupil

The St Andrew’s College Matric class of 2018 has been a truly exceptional group of boys, the school said on Thursday.

"They have given of themselves generously over many years and enjoyed 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," described Alan Thompson, Headmaster of St Andrew’s College, which is based at Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown).

“I am delighted with this year’s Matric results. They not only reflect some outstanding achievements at the top, but also provide some inspiring examples of what is possible when good attitude meets with a great work ethic. There have been some notable improvements throughout the year which have culminated really positively here. 

“Of course, a great end to the academic year does not come about by chance. It reflects the hard work of many -boys, staff, and parents - all working together to create excellence in this place. I record my grateful thanks to a great team for a job done well!”

St Andrew’s College achieved a 100% pass rate

He said that 11 514 candidates wrote the National Senior Certificate through the IEB this year with a 98,92% pass rate nationally.

"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.

"We warmly congratulate Daniel Erasmus, from Port Elizabeth, on achieving 8 distinctions this year (7 IEB distinctions and 1 A Level distinction)," Thompson said.

"Daniel’s incisive mind, sporting and cultural prowess and achievements, and his ability to organize his time in order to pack as much productive work into every single day for five years, was simply awe-inspiring and remarkable.

"He was placed in the top 1% of all the IEB candidates who wrote Accounting, Mathematics and Physical Science. In addition, he received the singular distinction of being placed on the IEB Commendable List for candidates who achieved results in the top 5% in five subjects (and received 80% for Life Orientation.)"

The school also congratulated Jonathan Gouws who achieved a full house of 7 IEB distinctions, as well as Head of School, Peter Jarvis. Both Jonathan and Peter are Grahamstonians.

"We also offer our congratulations to Kieron Baart and Alistair Ferguson, who both achieved six distinctions, as well as, Scott Cuthbert, Nathan Graham and Geir Wilson who achieved five distinctions," Thompson added.

"Daniel, Jonathan, Peter, Kieron, Scott and Geir are joined by Sanele Mboto and Oscar Liss in achieving A Aggregates.

"James Baker, Jonathan Campbell and Geir Wilson were placed in the top 1% of all the candidates nationally who wrote Mathematical Literacy. These are remarkable achievements and we applaud these young men on their single-mindedness and commitment."

He said that to achieve results in the “90s” shows exceptional commitment by College boys to the pursuit of perfection and “zero defect”.

"We would like to recognise the following boys who achieved results in the “90s” because it takes unusual single-mindedness and determination to achieve mastery at this level."

St Andrew’s College top matric 2018 achievers

Accounting: Daniel Erasmus (99%)

Design: Oscar Liss (92%)

Information Technology: Jonathan Gouws (93%)

isiXhosa FAL: Sibabalwe Vabaza (93%), Sanele Mboto (92%)

Mathematics: Kieron Baart (92%), Scott Cuthbert (92%), Daniel Erasmus (98%), Jonathan Gouws (96%), Peter Jarvis (90%), Oscar Liss (91%), Andrew Smith (91%)

Mathematical Literacy: James Baker (94%), Jonathan Campbell (94%), Nicholas de Jager (92%), Callum Skinner (91%), James Waddell (93%) and Geir Wilson (94%)

Music: Daniel Erasmus (90%)

Physical Science: Daniel Erasmus (94%)

Visual Arts: Andrè Renaud (92%)

8 Subject “A”s

Daniel Erasmus

Accounting, English Home Language, History, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Music, Physical Sciences, and Cambridge A Level Mathematics

7 Subject “A”s

Jonathan Gouws

Afrikaans First Additional Language, English Home Language, Information Technology, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences

Peter Jarvis

Accounting, Afrikaans First Additional Language, English Home

Language, Geography, Life Orientation, Mathematics, Physical

Sciences

6 Subject “A”s

Kieron Baart

English Home Language, History, Life Orientation, Mathematics,

Music, Physical Sciences

Alistair Ferguson

English Home Language, History, Life Orientation, Life Sciences,

Mathematics, Physical Sciences

5 Subject “A”s

Scott Cuthbert

Geography, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics,

Physical Sciences

Nathan Graham

English Home Language, Life Orientation, Life Sciences,

Mathematics, Physical Sciences

Geir Wilson

Dramatic Arts, English Home Language, Life Orientation,

Mathematical Literacy, Visual Arts

4 Subject “A”s

Benjamin Holden

English Home Language, Life Orientation, Life Sciences,

Mathematics

Sanele Mboto

Accounting, Dramatic Arts, isiXhosa First Additional Language,

Mathematics

Ricky Scher

Geography, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics

Andrew Smith

Accounting, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences

Nicholas Stadler

Business Studies, English Home Language, History, Life

Orientation


"We would also like to acknowledge those boys who have achieved some of the best results of their school careers," Thompson added.

Below is a list of the boys who have improved significantly on their Grade 11 Promotion Mark aggregate.

Improved on Grade 11 Promotion Mark Aggregate by 10% or greater

Nicolas Behr                            Caleb Jevon                             Warrick Leach

Phillip Akoragye                      Geir Wilson                             Alistair Ferguson

Lwandile Nyati

Improved on Grade 11 Promotion Mark Aggregate by between 5% and 10%

Matthew Barlow                     James Waddell                        John Kelly

Dane van Duren                      Isaac Kagwanja                       Alexander Gess

Mulima Mondoloka                Tadeusz Orzechowski              Andrew Ramsden

Joseph Fisher                           Brad Landrey                          Mangaliso Bala

Callum Bowes                         Michael Martin                       Jacques Hoefnagels

Lukholo Mgudlwa                   Nicholas de Jager                    Thabo Sifumba

Gareth de Vos                         Lwazi Mzamane                      Daniel Fry

Oliver Hoard                           Callum Skinner                        Anele Dondolo

Ryan Thompson                      Luke Stevens                           Ricky Scher

Ovo Ntsham                            Edmund Guppy                        James Plumbridge

Wilder McNutt


Thompson said in summarising the results below:

  • The 103 College boys who wrote the exam achieved a total of 153 subject distinctions.
  • 21% of all the subject results were above 80%, 55% above 70%, and 80% of the results were above 60%.
  • Special mention should be made of the following departments. Below are the percentages of boys who achieved distinctions in each subject:

o   Accounting                        67%

o   Dramatic Arts                   43%

o   isiXhosa FAL                      30%

o   Life Orientation                31%

o   Mathematics                     31%

o   Mathematical Literacy     59%

o   Music                                67%

o   Visual Arts                         50%

 

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