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- A top Jap Cape matric pupil narrowly neglected her fleshy house of seven discipline distinctions by upright 1%.
- A total of 12 024 fleshy-time candidates wrote the National Senior Certificates by diagram of the IEB in 2020.
- Prestigious Makhanda boarding colleges DSG, St Andrews College and Kingswood College as soon as in opposition to attained just ends within the IEB exams.
An Jap Cape matric pupil narrowly neglected a fleshy house of seven discipline distinctions by upright 1%.
Kelby Barker from Diocesan College for Women (DSG) in Makhanda became one of 12 024 fleshy-time candidates who wrote the National Senior Certificates by diagram of the Neutral Examinations Board (IEB) in 2020.
She became one amongst three pupils from the accepted Makhanda boarding college who obtained six distinctions every.
Requested about her results, Balker stated: “The 1% would now not hassle me – I’m so contented with my assorted results and moreover they comprise up for the 79[%]!”
Sharing her plans for the long toddle, she added: “I toddle to be studying a BSc in genetics, physiology and psychology on the University of Pretoria this year. I own the major to doing properly in matric is believing in your self and your capabilities, despite how subtle it will get.”
Kelby Barker from Diocesan College for Women in Mkhanda achieved 6 distinctions narrowly missing a fleshy house of seven distinctions by 1%. (Equipped)
Total, DSG attained a 100% Bachelor’s circulate fee for the 2d consecutive year.
Of the final discipline symbols achieved, 35% had been distinctions and 37% had been B symbols.
DSG’s brother college, St Andrews College, additionally produced beautiful results, attaining a 100% circulate fee with all but one amongst the 75 boys attaining a Bachelor’s circulate.
Kingswood College, additionally from Makhanda, garnered 95 distinctions.
In an announcement, the college stated brooding referring to the Covid-19 pandemic spicy the sphere, the category must be congratulated for navigating unchartered territory right by diagram of their closing academic year.
DSG’s 2020 Dux scholar, Ivana Stevens, achieved seven distinctions.
Ivana Stevens from DSG is the 2020 Dux Scholar and has achieved seven distinctions. (Equipped)
Barker is joined by Leah Micklewright and Duki Sonuga who additionally achieved six distinctions every.
Acacia Bell, Emily de Kock, Mikayla Eksteen, Emma Mulcahy, Oyama Mzayidume and Torva Sharwood achieved 5 distinctions every.
Seven ladies achieved four distinctions every and yet another 19 achieved three distinctions every.
Mzayidume and Yolisa Ngcola had been listed within the Top 1% of candidates within the country in isiXhosa First Further Language.
Despite the challenges that Covid-19 presented, the team demonstrated resilience and ended the year with noteworthy reason to beget an preferrred time, DSG stated in an announcement.
Three boys from St Andrews achieved a fleshy house of seven distinctions.
Main by example, the college’s head boy, Jonathan Shamwana from Lusaka in Zambia, became the Dux scholar with an 89% combination.
St Andrews head boy Jonathan Shamwana, from Lusaka in Zambia, became the Dux Scholar attaining an 89% combination.
He became followed by Jordan van der Meulen from Adelaide within the Jap Cape, with an combination of 88%, while Michael Stavridis from Port Alfred achieved an 86% combination.
Robert Kirkpatrick from Cape City achieved six distinctions followed by Philip Beynon and Matt Ferguson both from Johannesburg and Liam Nisbet from Fort Beaufort with 5 distinctions.
James Houze from Johannesburg and Mpanju Kabushenga from Kampala in Uganda both achieved four distinctions.
Talia Aliber and Tyler Bovey, joint Dux scholars for 2020, garnered 15 distinctions between the 2 of them for Kingswood College.
Aliber, who hails from Alice within the Jap Cape, achieved an overall lifelike of 91% after getting eight distinctions. No longer most involving did she set herself within the tip 1% for English Home Language nationally, she became additionally ranked within the tip 5% of pupils in 5 matters nationally.
Her advice to the category of 2021: “There would perchance be days when all you win to must attain is weep and quit. Bawl by all means, but upright don’t quit. Even though all you attain is procure up and model a quarter of what you are going to supposed, or no longer it isn’t very nothing.
“Attain the finest that you just’re going to be ready to with the set you are at, and know that that’s what counts. You is at chance of be no longer outlined by your grades. Who you is at chance of be is printed by what you are willing to war for.”
Talia Aliber from Kingswood College within the Jap Cape, became a Dux Scholar. She achieved an overall lifelike of 91% after getting 8 distinctions. No longer most involving did she set herself within the tip 1% for English Home Language nationally, she became additionally ranked within the tip 5% of inexperienced persons in 5 matters nationally. (Equipped)