Somerset College IEB Matric Results 2019
07th January 2020

Somerset College proudly presents the IEB Senior Certificate examination results for the Class of 2019.  True to Somerset College tradition, the Class of 2019 achieved a 100% pass rate, not wavering from the example set by the first-ever Matric Class of 1999.  Once again, Somerset College’s matrics have achieved an excellent set of results that reflect the hard work and commitment of both students and staff alike. 

The average number of matric distinctions over the past five years stands at three per student and confirms Somerset College’s unwavering commitment to academic excellence.  In addition to this, the consistently outstanding Cambridge (CIE) AS and AL results, achieved every year since each level’s inception in the Cambridge stream, support the fact that Somerset College students continue to deliver outstanding academic work.

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Pass rate:  A 100% Bachelor Degree (University Entrance) pass

Number of A symbols:  231 achieved by 75 students, of which 45 were results of 90% or above

Top 1% Awards in specific IEB subjects: 13

Commendable achievement:  Achieved within the top 5% in 5 subjects and achieved a rating level of 7 in Life Orientation – Moritz Bingold, Kylie Townsend

Outstanding achievements:  Achieved within the top 5% in 6 or more subjects and achieved a rating level of 7 in Life Orientation – Ciara Gibson, Manon Van Zyl

Advance Programme A symbols:  4 All Mathematics

(These are included in the reporting of the total A symbols achieved by the students.)

Students with 8 A symbols:

Moritz Bingold – Commendable achievement; Top 1% IEB Subject Award: German Second Additional Language; History; Life Science; A symbol in Advanced Programme Mathematics

Ciara Gibson – Outstanding achievement; Top 1% IEB Subject Award:  Life Science; Mathematics; Physical Sciences; A symbol in Advanced Programme Mathematics

Kylie Townsend – Commendable achievement; Top 1% IEB Subject Award:  English Home Language; History; Visual Arts; A symbol in Advanced Programme Mathematics

Manon Van Zyl – Outstanding achievement; Top 1% IEB Subject Award:  Mathematics; A symbol in Advanced Programme Mathematics

 

Students with 7 A symbols:

Aninke Burger

Sophie De Villiers

Yanti de Villiers –Top 1% IEB Subject Award:  Afrikaans First Additional Language

David Irwin

Students with 6 A symbols:

William Anderson

Leah Davoren

Carla du Plessis

Peter Freemantle

Kayla Prothero – top 1% IEB Subject Award:  History

Students with 5 A symbols:

Caitlin Arnold

Saskia Dykes

Jeanne Hugo

Rebecca Japhet

Students with 4 A symbols:

Kira Bester

Richard Burger

Joseph Edwards

Nicola Goudvis

Hannah Hopewell

Jenna Knowles

Imke Tiaden

Message from Graham Sayer, the Executive Head the Matric 2019 year group

“You have risen above the daunting challenges that came your way in 2019, mainly in the shape of illnesses and bereavement at an unprecedented rate, to produce an outstanding set of IEB matric results of which you should be very proud. We certainly are proud of you and of your teachers and parents, and all of those who supported you during your time as Somerset College students, and we are so pleased that you are now added to the ranks of our alumni. Many of you have spoken about how you found a second family here and have reflected on how you set yourselves the goal of extending that experience to your whole grade and beyond. That was a hugely ambitious goal. But, you have achieved it to an astonishing degree. And so, I think you can comfortably lay claim to courage and belonging as your twin legacies. Those are worth far more than marks, but enjoy the marks too. Well done matrics and we are sure you will look forward with us to what we confidently anticipate will be an equally impressive set of Cambridge AS and AL results.”