Cornwall Hill College’s 2020 matric class maintains 100% pass rate
On Wednesday, 25 November, the Cornwall Hill College Class of 2020 wrote their final matric exam, concluding their school careers. Almost three months later, they can now celebrate. Their hard work and resilience have produced outstanding results!
Maintaining Cornwall’s 100% matric pass rate, all 139 matrics passed, with 134 of them receiving entrance to a university degree course. They obtained 329 distinctions which convert to an average of 2,4 distinctions per pupil, making the Class of 2020 the Grade 12 with the highest ever distinction per-pupil conversion rate. Equally impressive is the depth of their performance; 73% of the matric group obtained at least one distinction, another best.
Top achiever Tiaan Snel earned eleven distinctions with 97% for Information Technology and 97% for Mathematics. Tiaan is on the IEB’s list for outstanding achievement, as he obtained 80% or more in Life Orientation and is in the top 5% nationally in 6 subjects.
Matthew Andrews earned ten distinctions with 98% in Information Technology and 97% in Mathematics. Matthew is on the IEB’s list for commendable achievement, having obtained 80% or more in Life Orientation and are in the top 5% nationally in 5 subjects.
Maria Simpson and Tatiana Vlahos both obtained eight distinctions. Maria earned 100% for Advance Programme English and 98% for French. Tatiana earned 98% for Mathematics and is on the IEB’s list for commendable achievement, having obtained 80% or more in Life Orientation and are in the top 5% nationally in 5 subjects.
John-John Ackerman, Christopher Andrew, Patricia Chaminuka, Jenna Doren, Amisha Gama, Jonty Morrison Nash Naidoo and Jarrod van Schalkwyk all obtained seven distinctions each. John-John Ackerman is on the IEB’s list for commendable achievement, having obtained 80% or more in Life Orientation and are in the top 5% nationally in 5 subjects. Jarrod van Schalkwyk earned 97% for Engineering Graphics and Design.
A further eight pupils obtained six distinctions, with six pupils earning five distinctions.
When congratulating the Class of 2020, Executive Principal Mr Leon Kunneke said: “The 2020 matric results are a tremendous accomplishment which, as you know, was under extreme circumstances – a test of will, tenacity and spirit! I would like to extend my thanks to each and every teacher who had a hand in the lives of these young men and women during their time at Cornwall. However, my most significant debt of thanks is to the matric teaching staff, who, being as resilient as the pupils, spent many hours covering the work needed in a very different and challenging teaching environment. To every Matric teacher, we salute and thank you! May the future be bright for this group who have dug deep and done themselves and their parents and Cornwall Hill College proud.”
In partnership with parents and quality educators, Cornwall Hill College empowers its learners to be values-driven, locally relevant and globally competitive. These young people and their outstanding results stand as a testament to that.