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:
Ella van Heerden
Students with 6 A symbols:
Students with 5 A symbols:
Jack van der Merwe
Hanna van Heerden
Students with 4 A symbols:
Andrea du Plessis