King Edward VII School achieves greatness yet again

Kholisiwe Ngozwana (six distinctions), Jethro Pieterse (six distinctions), Alex Soldatos (six distinctions) and Jarred Venter (seven distinctions).

 

‘What you put in, you get out’ – and the matriculants of King Edward VII School proved just that.

Tyron Ruthel received eight distinctions.

Tyron Ruthel received eight distinctions.

The school achieved 100 per cent pass rate, excluding progressed learners, and a 99.5 per cent pass including progressed pupils. Of the 203 candidates, King Edward achieved 267 distinctions. With 83.66 per cent achieving a bachelor’s pass, and 99 per cent achieving access to tertiary education.

Muhammed Mohammed (four distinctions), Joshua de Klerk (six distinctions) and Keagan Doyle (four distinctions) look forward to the next part of their lives.

Muhammed Mohammed (four distinctions), Joshua de Klerk (six distinctions) and Keagan Doyle (four distinctions) look forward to the next part of their lives.

KES director of Grade 12 academics and administration, Maureen Reynolds said, “It’s been a challenging year for the matriculates with the state of the riots at universities, however, despite the uncertainty, the students remained focused and determined and we are extremely pleased with the results.”

With their impressive achievements, many pupils are looking beyond South Africa’s shores to study.

Maureen Reynolds is the director of Grade 12 academics and administration.

Maureen Reynolds is the director of Grade 12 academics and administration.

Ryan Quigley, who received seven distinctions, including 99 per cent for maths and 97 per cent for accounting, is applying for either Edinburgh University or the London school of Economics. Joshua de Klerk, who received six distinctions in physics, biology, geography, life orientation, Afrikaans and maths, is applying to study medicine in California, USA; and Keagan Doyle, who garnered four distinctions, will be studying civil engineering in Brighton, England. The students’ advice to future matriculants is to take the preliminary exams seriously and remember to keep a balance. Byron Christo, who achieved seven distinctions said, “Don’t get too bogged down by studying, learn to keep time aside for sports and friends. It’s all about time management.”

Tariro Chingwaru, who received four distinctions, will be studying at UCT.

Tariro Chingwaru, who received four distinctions, will be studying at UCT.

Grant McDonald, who achieved five distinctions and will be going on to study biomedical science at Wits in the hopes of becoming a doctor one day said, “Listen in class, pay attention and revise your notes. It will make your life much easier when you get to the exams.”

Grant McDonald achieved five distinctions and will be studying biomedical science to become a doctor, as he wants to help people.

Grant McDonald achieved five distinctions and will be studying biomedical science to become a doctor, as he wants to help people.

The future is looking bright for these exceptionally gifted and well-mannered youngsters. Congratulations to all.

Rahul Patel received seven distinctions.

Rahul Patel received seven distinctions.

 

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Jessica Knibbs

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