Epworth is extremely proud of the Class of 2017’s academic achievements in the IEB National Senior Certificate examinations.
All 70 pupils were successful, resulting in a 100% pass rate. According to Head of School, Ms Laura Bekker, “Our academic support programme, the time our subject teachers spend with their students and the academic extension opportunities offered at Epworth have given our pupils an academic edge.”
Sixty-nine (98.6%) pupils attained university entrance, which is well above the national IEB percentage of 88.5%. This clearly indicates that our pupils coped well with the rigours of the examinations and have the necessary competencies to embark on their tertiary studies.
Overall, the Class achieved 121 subject ‘A’ aggregates, 142 subject ‘B’ aggregates and 151 subject ‘C’ aggregates. “This does not happen without good teaching, learning and support from home,” said Ms Bekker.
Epworth Dux for 2017, Faye Smith, extended her excellent academic record with 6 distinctions and an overall aggregate of 88%. Fellow candidates, Melissa Oellermann (87%), Nienke du Preez (83%) and Cassia Forsyth (81%) also attained 6 distinctions respectively. Shaniaé Maharaj achieved 7 distinctions with an overall aggregate of 84%.
The following pupils achieved in the top 1% of pupils nationally in the following subjects:
Accounting: Lukhona Nkosi, Melissa Oellermann
English Home Language: Shaniaé Maharaj
IsiZulu First Additional Language: Siyathokoza Ngema, Lukhona Nkosi
Life Orientation: Shaniaé Maharaj
Mathematical Literacy: Jennifer Stewart
This high academic standard reflects the girls’ commitment to excellence and hard work and indicates that in addition to developing their talents and potential in all areas of the school, they did not neglect their academic responsibilities. “Their varied skills and competencies have afforded them the balance between academic, cultural, sporting and spiritual pursuits,” said Ms Bekker.
Epworth congratulates every single member of the Class of 2017 and wishes them well in their future endeavours.
Fida Humana Fortis