Matric Results

Somerset College has selected the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) as its Grade 9 and Matriculation examination provider, while following the National Curriculum Statements published by the Department of Education. Skills such as thinking, critical analysis, personal organisation, teamwork and communication are central to our teaching philosophy.

With a strong focus on academic excellence, our results speak for themselves, with a 100% pass record intact since the first Matrics of 1999, and an excellent rate of acceptance into university studies. Furthermore, our highest achieving students are regularly placed in the IEB examination’s national top 5 percent.

To learn more about the IEB please visit: http://www.ieb.co.za/

MATRIC RESULTS

The 111 Matriculants achieved a 100% pass rate and 100% Bachelor Degree (University Entrance) pass. A total of 390 subject distinctions were obtained (3.5 per candidate) with 12 students being placed in the top 1% of candidates in the country for 21 subjects.

TOP ACHIEVERS 2016

Jordan Haantjes – 8 Distinctions (IEB Outstanding Achievement – Top 5% in country in 6 or more subjects and 80% or more for Life Orientation) (IEB Top 1% for Accounting, Afrikaans (FAL), Geography, Life Orientation, Mathematics, Advanced Programme Mathematics) English, Afrikaans, Accounting, Advanced Programme Mathematics, Geography, Life Orientation, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

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Andrew de Villiers – 7 Distinctions (IEB Top 1% in country for Afrikaans (FAL)) English, Afrikaans, Information Technology, Life Orientation, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences

 

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Michael Burke – 9 Distinctions (IEB Commendable Achievement – Top 5% in country in 5 or more subjects and 80% or more for Life Orientation) (IEB Top 1% for History, Life Orientation) English, Afrikaans (FAL), Accounting, Advanced Programme Mathematics, Geography, History, Life Orientation, Mathematics, Physical Sciences

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Samuel Kingwill – 9 Distinctions – English, Afrikaans (FAL), Accounting, Advanced Programme Mathematics, French, History, Life Orientation, Mathematics, Physical Sciences

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Matthew Whall – 8 Distinctions (IEB Top 1% in country for French Second Additional Language) English, Afrikaans (FAL), French, German, Mathematics, History, Life Science, Life Orientation

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Isabella Duisberg – 8 Distinctions – English, Afrikaans (FAL), German, Life Orientation, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Visual Arts

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Saskia ten Siethoff – 8 Distinctions – English, Afrikaans (FAL), Advanced Programme Mathematics, History, Life Orientation, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences

 

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Chloé Townsend – 8 Distinctions – English, Afrikaans (FAL), Drama, Advanced Programme Mathematics, Life Orientation, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences

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Damon McLoughlin – 8 Distinctions – English, Afrikaans (FAL), Advanced Programme Mathematics, Accounting, Information Technology, Life Orientation, Mathematics, Physical Sciences

7 Distinctions: Ingrid Badenhorst, Matthew Coltman, Andrew de Villiers, Richard Masson, Laurie Oliver, Emily Pyle, Lisa Rahmann.
6 Distinctions: Sabine Botha, Frances Carstens, Anya du Plessis, Caitlin Grieve, Douglas Grieve, Jet Hardie, Megan Howell, Cameron Knowles, Leopold Raith, Joshua Stockhall, Liné Strydom,
Riccardo Vicente, Dominique Walls.

Students placed in the top 1% in a subject:
Megan Howell – Accounting, Afrikaans First Additional Language
Jordan Haantjes – Accounting, Afrikaans First Additional Language, Geography, Life Orientation, Mathematics, Advanced Programme Mathematics
Caitlin Grieve – Afrikaans First Additional Language, English Home Language, History
Andrew de Villiers – Afrikaans First Additional Language
Anya du Plessis – Consumer Studies
Roisin Gowen – English Home Language
Joshua Stockhall – English Home Language
Matthew Whall – French Second Additional Language
Timothee Hugnin – French Second Additional Language
Douglas Grieve – Geography
Michael Burke – History, Life Orientation
Derrick Atkinson – Mathematical Literacy

Students who attained distinctions in the 2016 IEB Examinations

Letter from Meg Fargher to parents and Matric students

Letter from Anne Oberholzer, CEO, IEB – January 2017


Message from the Executive Head

Dear Matrics of 2016

Your results are phenomenal – a 100% University Entrance (BD) pass says so much about your ability as a group to focus and to work hard.  These are essential skills for the volatile world ahead of you and you are commended on navigating this first step into your futures dexterously and effectively.  I am immensely proud of you and your teachers.  Your astounding results are one thing but your characters and how you choose to live your lives is infinitely more important.  As you prepare to enter the real world, remember that special time that the Somerset College community shared with Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.  Do not be discouraged by the turmoil in the world but as he exhorted, “start where you are and realise you are not meant on your own to resolve all of these massive problems.”  You have an excellent set of values and skills to “do all the good you can, wherever and however you can”. You are infinitely capable of changing the world.  Journey boldly, journey kindly, journey far and have faith in yourselves and in God.

With love and best wishes for a scintillating future.

Yours sincerely
Meg Fargher

 

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Dux Scholars 2016

 

Dux Scholar 2015

Dux Scholar 2014

Dux Scholar 2014

Dux Scholar 2013

Dux Scholar 2013

Dux Scholar 2012

Dux Scholar 2012

PAST RESULTS:
Matric Results 2015 (Students who attained distinctions in the 2015 IEB Examinations)
Matric Results 2014

Matric Results 2013
Matric Results 2012
Matric Results 2011