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.
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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
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
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.
Dux Scholars 2016