Somerset College matrics maintain unbroken record

Daniella de Costa achieved eight A symbols.

Somerset College has expressed pride in their matric results, and congratulate staff – and especially pupils – for showing remarkable fortitude over the course of the last two years.

The school has maintained an unbroken record of 100% Bachelor Degree pass, and an average of 3 A symbols per candidate over the last six years.

They also celebrated the 16 awards 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.”

Graham Sayer, the executive head of Somerset College, congratulated the class of 2021 on having realised the fruits of their labour through two very tough final years of school, adding “may many wonderful doors of opportunity open for you in the coming years”.

Students with 8 A symbols:

Daniella De Costa

Students with 7 A symbols:

Lara Geldenhuis

Cameron Hatch

Sean Irwin

Caitlin Putterill

Robert Pyle

Ella van Heerden

Lauren Venter

Jana Wessels

Students with 6 A symbols:

Cyan Scholtz

James Visagie

Georgina Wraith

Aiden Ravenscroft

Christopher Young-Pugh

Students with 5 A symbols:

Dylan Baird

Dominic Geard

Daniel Greeff

Lauren Jordaan

Beverly Kelosi

Jeandré Martin

Milla Nel

Gabrielle Ockhuisen

Gabriella Scott

Jack van der Merwe

Hanna van Heerden

Students with 4 A symbols:

Julia Cotterrell

Andrea du Plessis

Dylan Gast

Daniël Grȁbe

Saskia Steltman

Lara Geldenhuis received seven A symbols.
Cameron Hatch received seven A symbols.
Sean Irwin received seven A symbols.
Caitlin Putterill received seven A symbols.
Robert Pyle received seven A symbols.
Ella van Heerden received seven A symbols.
Lauren Venter received seven A symbols.

Jana Wessels