Somerset College has selected the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) as its Grade 9 and Matriculation examination provider, while following the National Curriculum Statements published by the Department of Education. Skills such as thinking, critical analysis, personal organisation, teamwork and communication are central to our teaching philosophy.
We are once again extremely proud of our Matric results and congratulate our staff and especially our students for showing remarkable fortitude over the course of the last two years. We are very pleased to have maintained an unbroken record of 100% Bachelor Degree pass and our average of 3 A symbols per candidate over the last six years.
In addition to maintaining a healthy average of 3 As per candidate, we celebrate the 16 awards received by this cohort for results in the Top 1% of the IEB nationally in various subjects. Furthermore, in eight academic departments, over 50% of students received A symbols in that subject. In 17 of 18 departments, the school average was significantly higher than the national average, and Somerset College students attained an average over 10% higher than the national IEB average in eight subjects.
As the CEO of the IEB, Anne Oberholzer, stated, “As with an iceberg, the achievement we see in the class of 2021 hides the depth of the struggle and effort that underpins this success… The Class of 2021 has had to dig deep mentally and emotionally to find the strength to face the tremendous challenges of a radically changed teaching and learning environment of the last two years. They truly deserve the accolades they receive.”
This resilience, and these fine academic results, bode very well for a bright future for this talented group of students.
Pass rate: A 100% Bachelor Degree (University Entrance) pass
Number of A symbols: 258
Top 1% Awards in specific IEB subjects: 16
Advance Programme A symbols: 3 (All Mathematics)
Somerset College is pleased to present the IEB Senior Certificate examination results for the Matric Class of 2021. Top Achievers were:
Students with 8 A symbols:
Daniella Da Costa
Students with 7 A symbols:
Ella van Heerden
Students with 6 A symbols:
Students with 5 A symbols:
Jack van der Merwe
Hanna van Heerden
Students with 4 A symbols:
Andrea du Plessis
Message from Graham Sayer, the Executive Head, to the Matric 2021 year group:
"Congratulations to the class of 2021 on having realised the fruits of your labour through two very tough final years of school. May many wonderful doors of opportunity open for you in the coming years."
With a strong focus on academic excellence, our results speak for themselves, with a 100% pass record intact since the first Matrics of 1999, and an excellent rate of acceptance into university studies. Furthermore, our highest achieving students are regularly placed in the IEB examination’s national top 5 percent.