IEB’s St John’s College produced killer matric results to top the pile in 2019 with a bit of daylight between themselves and second on the list.
Once again Bishops (private) and in particular Rondebosch (state) produced outstanding results, nearly achieving 100% university pass rates from the NSC.
Last year’s top dogs, Kearsney had to make do with fourth spot.
Important to note is that the matric results ranking list above is perhaps at best a tunnel vision view of a 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 = the number of students initially registered by a school
Wrote = the figure disclosed on the matric results website portal above the wording “number of students in this school”
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 (EXCLUDING LIFE ORIENTATION) divided by total students that wrote
Math = total Mathematics distinctions
Phys = total Physics distinctions
M+Ph = Maths plus Physics total
LO = Life Orientation
Life Orientation as Learning Area Life Orientation (LO) has been introduced into the senior high school phase as an examination subject. LO is a broad-learning subject that covers non-academic skills needed in life. LO is examined, marked and moderated internally and comprises the following sections: World of Work, helping learners find guidance in their choice of career and prepare them for the working world Health Education, this sections includes sex education, HIV/Aids talks, pregnancy, etc. Physical Education, involves physical exercise and training, it is done on a separate basis but eventually forms part of LO mark Religious Education, each South African school decides which religion to adhere to (as according to the South African schools act), learners may be exempted from these classes. In practice this means that learners may be exempted from, example, the Bible Studies class, but are compelled to attend the Religious Studies class (which deals with all religions as a study). Citizenship and Responsibility, this section teaches learners about their rights and their duties as citizens.