Press Release: Penryn College Matric Results 2017
Penryn College congratulates our Matric class of 2017 for their excellent Matric results. Their diligence, together with the support of parents and teachers, has produced another year of exceptional achievements. For the 20th consecutive year all the Matric scholars of Penryn College have passed. We are justifiably proud of all our Matrics and their academic achievements in the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) Matric examinations.
We are particularly proud of the fact that 96.4% of our scholars achieved a Bachelor’s degree pass, which is the highest in our school’s history. While 96,4% of the scholars are eligible to enter Bachelor’s degrees at university, every one of the 107 scholars obtained results qualifying them for entry to tertiary studies. The 96,4% remains comfortably above the 88,5% of all IEB Matrics who are eligible to enter Bachelor’s degree studies.
Two of our scholars achieved exceptional results:
- Jené Carstens achieved 8 distinctions (English, Mathematics, Advanced Programme Mathematics, Afrikaans, Geography, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences) with an average of above 90% for her NSC subjects.
She received mention on the IEB Commendable Achievements list which includes Matrics who score in the top 5% of candidates in five subjects.
She also achieved 98% for Mathematics, which placed her in the top 1% nationally.
Pippa Spies achieved 8 distinctions (English, Mathematics, Advanced Programme Mathematics, Afrikaans, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Sports and Exercise Science)
She received mention on the IEB Outstanding Achievements list which includes Matrics who score in the top 5% of candidates in six subjects.
She achieved 97% for Mathematics and was placed in the top 1% nationally for Life Sciences, Mathematics & Sports and Exercise Science.
Other Scholars who achieved multiple distinctions were as follows:
- 6 distinctions: Kaylee Jordaan.
- 5 distinctions: Khethu Nkosi and Ané van der Westhuizen.
- 4 distinctions: Jenna Bach, Dylan Cooper, Thandazo Duba, Oliver Ratnarajah.
Keaton Rea, Liam Short and Bruna Viola.
- 3 distinctions: Shannon de Araujo and Lebo Mashego.
Other notable achievements:
- More than 83% of Penryn Matrics achieved above 60% for English Home Language.
- Of all the subject marks obtained by the scholars, 71.7% of the marks were above 60%.
- The following scholars also achieved results that place them in the top 1% of candidates for specific subjects countrywide:
- Carla Swanepoel (Afrikaans)
- Bruna Viola (Portuguese Second Additional Language)
Congratulations to our Matrics for their outstanding efforts. We wish you all every success in your tertiary studies and look forward to hearing of your future achievements. We trust that your marks will open up opportunities where you can use and refine the valuable skills that you have learned at Penryn College.