Matric Results 2015

December 30, 2015 | Boys’ College

We are delighted to announce that our 2015 Matrics have excelled in the IEB’s matriculation examinations. The Independent Examinations Board offers a rigorous assessment of the National Senior Certificate curriculum, preparing our students well for tertiary study. We will be highlighting the achievements of our top performers below. We wish also to stress our pride in each matriculant who has done his best. We thank our teachers, students and parents for pulling together to enable our boys to shine.

Below is a summary of the 2015 Matric results:

Candidates: 150
Pass rate: 100%
Qualified for Bachelor Degree Studies (BD): 145 (97%)
Qualified for Diploma Studies (D): 3 (2%)
Qualified for Higher Certificate (HC): 2 (1.3%)
Distinctions (Level 7 or 80% and more):  297 (average of 1,98 per candidate)
Results pending due to external subject (Chinese): 1

Message from the Head of School

Mr David Knowles, Head of Boys' College

To the Class of 2015:

Congratulations on these outstanding academic results! Many of you set personal goals after Prelims, and I hope and trust that you have achieved them. Congratulations especially to those young men who qualified for the Summa Cum Laude award - the second most since we started the award in 2007!

As you are aware, the Boys' College bases its programmes and activities on the Seven Pillars. At this time of year, obviously the most relevant pillar is the Academic pillar, which underpins all the others. Your results in your Finals are testimony to your hard work, perseverance and motivation. However, I am sure that you will join with me in thanking your parents and teachers, both your matric teachers, and those who taught you in the younger grades, in preparing you for this final set of school assessments - and who have prepared you for future assessments.

As I look at the excellent statistics you have produced as a grade, I am conscious that statistics do not always tell the real story, and that there are many real success stories that are not reflected in the stats. I know that there are many small triumphs behind these marks, many of which will be unsung. Well done to those "unsung heroes", as Asante Nxumalo called you at the Matric Dinner.

You have brought great credit to your school in 2015, you can reflect on your successes with pride.

Yours sincerely
Mr David Knowles

The national achievements of our top candidates

The following student was placed on the IEB’s list for Outstanding Achievement (i.e. achieved within the top 5% in 6 or more subjects and Level 7 for Life Orientation):

Asante Nxumalo

The following students were placed on the IEB’s list for Commendable Achievement (i.e. achieved within the top 5% in 5 or more subjects and Level 7 for Life Orientation):

Duncan Barnard

Awais Majeed

Michael Teles

Top 1% of IEB candidates in their subject

The following students have achieved a result in the top 1% of IEB candidates in their subject:

Duncan Barnard (Information Technology, Mathematics and Physical Sciences)
Murray Buck (Life Orientation)
Nicholas De Decker (Life Orientation)
Bennedict Mahlangu (IsiZulu First Additional Language)
Kelame Maine (Life Orientation)
Awais Majeed (Accounting, Life Orientation, Physical Sciences, Urdu First Additional Language)
Nicholas Milligan (Life Sciences)
Asante Nxumalo (English Home Language, IsiZulu First Additional Language, Life Orientation)
Nikhil Patel (Business Studies)
Remo Rossi (Life Orientation)
Douglas Smith (Mathematical Literacy)
Michael Teles (Mathematics)
Christopher Thackwray (Mathematics)
Graham Vickers (Physical Sciences)

Top candidates

We list our top candidates below in order of the number of distinctions obtained:

9 Distinctions (subjects at level 7): 1 Boy

Awais Majeed

English Home Language, Urdu First Additional Language, French Second Additional Language, Mathematics, AP Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Accounting and Life Orientation.

8 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 4 Boys

Duncan Barnard

English Home Language, Afrikaans First Additional Language, Mathematics, AP Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Geography, Information Technology and Life Orientation.

Asante Nxumalo

English Home Language, isiZulu First Additional Language, Mathematics, AP Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Business Studies and Life Orientation.

Daniel Taylor

English Home Language, isiZulu First Additional Language, Mathematics, AP Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Information Technology and Life Orientation.

Michael Teles

English Home Language, Afrikaans First Additional Language, Mathematics, AP Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Information Technology and Life Orientation.

7 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 4 Boys

Murray Buck

English Home Language, Afrikaans First Additional Language, Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, History and Life Orientation.

Keagan Chaffey

English Home Language, Afrikaans First Additional Language, Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Accounting and Life Orientation.

Nicholas Milligan

English Home Language, Afrikaans First Additional Language, Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences , Geography and Life Orientation.

Graham Vickers

English Home Language, Afrikaans First Additional Language, Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences , Geography and Life Orientation.

6 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 7 Boys

Connor Hinrichs

English Home Language, Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Geography and Life Orientation.

Siyabonga Hlalethoa

English Home Language, Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Information Technology and Life Orientation.

Nikhil Patel

English Home Language, Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Business Studies and Life Orientation.

Remo Rossi

Afrikaans First Additional Language, Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Business Studies and Life Orientation.

Joe Shalala

English Home Language, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Business Studies, History and Life Orientation.

Dylan Simpson

Afrikaans First Additional Language, Mathematics, AP Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Life Orientation.

Christopher Thackwray

English Home Language, Mathematics, AP Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Life Orientation.

5 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 7 Boys

Daniel Botha

English Home Language, Afrikaans First Additional Language, Mathematics, Business studies and Life Orientation.

Nicholas De Decker

English Home Language, Mathematical Literacy, Life Sciences, History and Life Orientation.

Lorenzo Degni

Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Geography and Life Orientation.

Matthew Lazenby

Afrikaans First Additional Language, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Information Technology and Life Orientation.

Bennedict Mahlangu

IsiZulu First Additional Language, Mathematics, History, Visual Art and Life Orientation.

Kyler Mintah

English Home Language, Mathematics, Life Science, Information Technology and Life Orientation.

Jared Swart

Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Accounting and Life Orientation

4 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 9 Boys

Kyran Christiane: English Home Language, Life Sciences, History and Life Orientation.
James Freeman: Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Life Orientation.
Brandon Glover: Physical Science, Geography, History and Life Orientation.
Cameron Hewson: Afrikaans First Additional Language, Mathematics, Accounting and Life Orientation.
Shane Mackay: Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Accounting and Life Orientation
Kelame Maine: English Home Language, SeSotho First Additional Language, History and Life Orientation.
Luca Milanesi: French Second Additional Language, German Second Additional Language, Life Sciences and Life Orientation.
Daniel Servant: English Home Language, Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Information Technology
Jason Zebert: Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Information Technology and Life Orientation

3 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 14 Boys

Nicholas Archibald, Gareth Bosman, Declan Connelly, Lance Davids, Thato Mabalayo, Nicholas Masefield, Karmsheel Naidu, Khanya-Kwezwe Nkambule, Stuart Penaluna, Jesse Rabinowitz, Dylan Schmid, Tristan Spencer, Christopher Tyndale-Biscoe, Diederick Van Biljon

2 Distinctions (subjects at Level 7): 17 Boys

Stuart Againz, Connor Beauchamp, Tafadwa Chinamatira, Aidan-Jon Cullinan, Daniell Dippenaar, Gabriel Forbes, Tiaan Harmse, Michael Hinds, Daniel Lunsche, Mpho Moloi, Andrew North, Joseph Ntahilaja, Nicholas Penaluna, Douglas Smith, Craig Tucker, Mbugua Wainaina, Joshua Warren

1 Distinction (subjects at Level 7): 39 Boys

Matthew Beech, Robert Bruce, Jayson-Lee Collins, James Deacon, Michael DuPlessis, Brandan Durkan, Keenan-John Ellingford-Bowman, Bryce Etter, Jay Fiskerstrand, Matthew Gilson, Jackson Gondo, Gawane Gullan, Gareth Imrie, Muhammad Ismail, Peter Jordaan, Kyle Kemink, Felipe Kirsten, Ryan Le Roux, Justin Lilkant, Aidan MacLeod, Thato Maeko, Alexander Manganadelis, Harley Millar, Khethelo Ndlovu, Michael Nel, Cameron Nelson, Tyren Nicholson, Tatenda Nyagani, Brody Odendaal, Craig Parrymore, Jordan Rhodes, Neil Richardson, Sean Sacks, Michael Simonetti, Keegan Sullivan, Liam Taylor, Luke Tempest, James Watson, Matthew Wessels.

Well done to all our matriculants!

As we congratulate all our matriculants, we are conscious of the deep roots of their educational success, going back to the foundation years of schooling. We express our gratitude to the teachers of the Preparatory and Junior Preparatory schools of St Stithians College, and to the teachers at other schools whose students enrolled at the Boys’ and Girls’ Colleges.

We wish all our matriculants a fulfilling first year out of school, wherever they find themselves, and we encourage them – One and All – to stay connected with St Stithians as they venture forth into this new stage of their lives.