St Stithians College Matric Results 2017
Dear Saints Family
We celebrate and give thanks for the outstanding achievements in the IEB examinations of our 2017 Matric students in the Boys’ College and the Girls’ College. At this major moment in the annual school calendar, we have opportunity to reflect on, and appreciate, the joint successes of our students, teachers and parents. Together, our Matric classes have lived out the intent of St Stithians to inspire excellence and make a world of difference. Thank you, One and All.
At the core of our philosophy of educational excellence is a multi-faceted experience of education in which each student takes responsibility to ‘own’ his or her personal learning. There are many outcomes of the Saints journey of education, with the Matric assessments being the ultimate academic indicator. We have encouraged our students to define and set their own personal benchmarks, in the context of our intent to enrol and educate a diverse academic intake. Our teachers create an enabling and stretching environment in which each student can optimise personalised learning, a platform for living life to the full.
The IEB Matric assessments are a significant external benchmark, both nationally and internationally recognised. The St Stithians Matric achievements are the collective indicator of academic excellence, the intersection of personal goals and the standards of the IEB. We are proud of our cohort of top academic achievers, who shine among the best in the country and whose results are documented individually at this time. We salute, too, each of our students who has excelled against personal benchmarks – a less public achievement, but one that is highly valued and appreciated.
Matric is the destination of a long journey of learning. We acknowledge the contributions of the teachers at the Preparatory Schools of St Stithians College, as well as those of other Primary Schools which educated this year’s Matric cohort. We pay tribute to the impact of Kamoka Bush School on the lives of our girls and boys on their Saints journey.
We affirm our commitment as St Stithians to the education of young people of character, who make an impact as leaders and citizens, shaped by a Methodist Church ethos.
When the results of the Boys’ College and the Girls’ College are combined, our 257 candidates achieved a 100% Matric Pass Rate, a 97% Bachelor Degree Pass Rate, and a total of 611 subject distinctions (80% or more). A total of 20 students achieved marks in the top 1% of their subjects, and 8 students achieved a marks average of 90% or more across all their subjects. Reflecting our model in which a Boys’ College and a Girls’ College share the same campus, the results of the two schools are published separately. Please click on the links below for each school.
Our Matrics join an illustrious and significant community of alumni, and we look forward to them staying in contact with, and contributing to, the College as Old Stithians and as parents of the future.
Dr Tim Nuttall (Rector), Mr David Knowles (Head of Boys’ College) and Dr Sally James (Head of Girls’ College)