Matric results: Curro outdoes himself


The Independent Examination Board (IEB) announced its matric results on Thursday morning and the 2,296 learners who took the National Senior Certificate examination (NSC) in 2023 achieved almost a 100% passing rate. This group achieved an excellent pass rate of 99.15% – an improvement on last year’s already exceptional pass rate of 98.63%.

In addition, a total of 66.58% of learners in Curro’s matric class of 2023 achieved a C average and 9.25% an A average.

Dia Singh from St Dominics Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal and Jessica Biesman-Simons from HeronBridge College in Gauteng, are Curro’s two top performing IEB candidates for 2023. These two bright minds both achieved an average above 90% in all eight of their subjects .

Singh achieved a distinction in all ten of her subjects.

Six of the matric class achieved an A average in all eight of their subjects and 34 achieved an A average in all seven of their subjects.

Sebastian van der Wolf from Curro Durbanville in the Western Cape and Calvin van der Merwe from Curro Bankenveld in Mpumalanga both achieved 100% for Engineering, Graphics and Design.

“Congratulations to all our learners and staff on another year of academic excellence,” says Cobus Loubser, CEO of Curro Holdings, in response to the results.

“Your IEB results testify to your hard work, dedication and talent, and we are extremely proud of you. Your future is bright and we believe that you will continue to reach greater heights.”

Milestone for online school

Curro Holdings’ first online school, Curro Online, also had its very first matric group take the NSC in 2023. The school started in 2020.

“We are particularly proud of our first set of matric results from the online school,” says Loubser. “It is gratifying to see the success of this education model developed for a changing world. It proves that new ways of learning do work. Congratulations to everyone who believed in the vision of this pioneering school model and made it a reality.”

RNews reported earlier this morning that the percentage of matriculants who passed the IEB’s National Senior Certificate examination (NSC) last year has risen for another consecutive year.

Read more about the latest IEB results here.