Here is a table listing the matric results 2017 achievements and ranking of most of the rugby playing high schools who progress is tracked during the season on this website. Please note that the weighting for this ranking relies primarily on University Degree passes and Maths/Physics achievement.
Important to note is that the matric results 2017 ranking list below is perhaps at best a tunnel vision view of a much much bigger academic picture and therefore does not take many important education variables / obstacles into account.
Also worth noting and mentioned on similar blogs over the past few years are the following:
* Technical schools : some schools cater for specific needs while other schools offer a portion of their students subjects that do not qualify for degree passes.
* The language challenge : schools with higher percentages of second-language learners can and do feel the impact of this challenge on their overall results.
* Private school advantage : many private schools have the advantage of smaller class numbers which allow teachers to dedicate more time to individual students.
Link from where the data was obtained:
Key for table below:
Area = rugby region
NSC = “National Senior Certificate”
IEB = “Independent Education Board”
Reg = “registered” for matric exams – this figure is obtained by looking at the last student number for any given school.
Pass = “passed” matric exams – this figure is obtained by adding up the various types of passes obtained.
Miss = “missing”. It is calculated by taking subtracting PASS from REG. Reasons for the MISS figure could include failing, not sitting exams due to medical reason, leaving the school, writing at another educational institute or withdrawing from writing. There are probably a host of other valid reasons for the MISS figure.
Deg% = university “degree” pass divided by total number of students that wrote
Deg = university “degree” pass
Dip = national “diploma” pass
HC = “higher certificate”
Avg = total distinctions for all subjects divided by total students that wrote
Math = total Mathematics distinctions
Phys = total Physics distinctions
M+Ph = Maths plus Physics total