The 2019 St Andrew’s College Matrics achieved a 100% pass rate, with 94% of the boys achieving a BD pass.
11 818 candidates wrote the National Senior Certificate through the IEB with a 98,82% pass rate nationally, and 89,51% of the candidates achieving a BD pass that qualifies them to apply to study for degree courses at University.
We warmly congratulate Alexander Pezarro, from Gaborone, Botswana, on achieving 6 distinctions (5 IEB distinctions and 1 Cambridge A Level distinction). He achieved 97% for IEB Mathematics and 92% for Cambridge A Level Mathematics. Alexander has consistently been an inspirational academic and intellectual throughout his College career, and we know that he is going to have an extraordinary university career which we will proudly follow.
Christopher Poole (Port Elizabeth), Dylan Bowker (Middleburg), James York (Makhanda) and Sebastian McIntosh (Cape Town) all achieved five distinctions for which they are to be congratulated, as well as Merrion Gess, Daniel Roodt (both from Bathurst), Ignus Potgieter, Ryan Ford, Peter Voges (all three from Makhanda), Craig Macpherson (Malawi), and Daniel Stijkel (Harare, Zimbabwe) who all achieved four distinctions.
Dylan Bowker and Alexander Pezarro are to be additionally congratulated for the exceptional achievement of being placed in the top 1% nationally in Geography and Mathematics, respectively.
|6 Subject “A”s|
|Alexander Pezarro||Accounting, Information Technology, Life Orientation,
Mathematics, Physical Science, Cambridge A Level Mathematics
|5 Subject “A”s|
|Dylan Bowker||Accounting, English Home Language, Geography, Life
|Christopher Poole||English Home Language, Geography, History, Life Orientation,
|James York||Accounting, Afrikaans First Additional Language, English Home
Language, History, Life Orientation
|Sebastian McIntosh||English Home Language, Geography, History, Life Orientation,
|4 Subject “A”s|
|Merrion Gess||History, Life Orientation, Mathematical Literacy, Visual Arts|
|Ignus Potgieter||Accounting, Life Orientation, Mathematics, Physical Science|
|Craig Macpherson||Accounting, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences|
|Ryan Ford||Accounting, Geography, Life Orientation, Mathematics|
|Peter Voges||Accounting, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics|
|Daniel Roodt||Dramatic Arts, English Home Language, History, Life Orientation|
|Daniel Stijkel||Accounting, Geography, Life Orientation, Mathematics|
We would also like to acknowledge those boys who have achieved some of the best results of their school careers. The following boys improved on their Grade 11 Promotion Mark aggregate by more than five percent:
Mathew Conroy, Zion Makani, Zandi Gaga, James Ovendale, Freddy Turner, Stewart Smith, Chiko Mundashi, Benjamin Aliker, Andrew Clucas, Merrion Gess
To achieve results in the “90s” shows exceptional commitment, determination and single-mindedness, and so we would like to recognise the following boys who achieved A+ results:
Accounting: Alexander Pezarro
Geography: Dylan Bowker
History: Christopher Poole
isiXhosa FAL: Asiphile Betela, Sophakama Ntshingana
Mathematics: Alexander Pezarro, Craig Macpherson, Ignus Potgieter
Visual Arts: Merrion Gess
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the staff of College and DSG who played such an integral part in the education of the College Matrics over the past five years, as well as their classmates from DSG. We extend heartfelt congratulations to Saffron Gifford, Emily Morgan, Nina Owen-Jones, Genevieve Powell and Sarah Stevenson on all achieving 7 distinctions.