By STAFF REPORTER
St Andrew’s College (SAC) has congratulated its 81-strong Matric Class of 2021 on a stellar set of Independent Examinations Board (IEB) National Senior Certificate (NSC) results across all subjects.
Against the backdrop of two years of learning disrupted by the Coronavirus pandemic, accentuated by lockdowns, online learning, and the disappointments of cancelled sporting and cultural activities, SAC Headmaster Alan Thompson said the boys had lived up to the school motto – Nec Aspera Terrent (Difficulties do not dismay us).
“This ideal of fearless acceptance of challenge sums up what the school aims to instil in its pupils as preparation for future life,” he said.
Some highly notable mentions:
Dominic Owen from Johannesburg is SAC’s Dux Scholar, achieving six distinctions in Accounting, Afrikaans FAL, Geography, Life Orientation, Mathematics and Physical Science.
Miles Jackson (Johannesburg)
Geography, History, Life Orientation, Mathematics (95%) and Physical Science
Jacob Erasmus (Gqeberha, formerly Port Elizabeth)
English HL, History, Information Technology, Life Orientation (91%) and Mathematics
Nicholas Holmes (Johannesburg)
Geography, Life Orientation, Life Orientation, Mathematics (91%) and Physical Science
Ross Mullins (Makhanda, formerly Grahamstown)
Geography, History, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Physical Science
Daniel Bradfield (Makhanda) – Among the top 1% for Visual Arts
English HL, History, Life Orientation, Visual Arts (95%)
Dylan Marx (Makhanda)
Geography, History, Life Orientation, Mathematics
Stuart Christie (Cape Town)
English HL, History, Life Orientation, Music
In addition, several pupils achieved a mark in the 90s (A+ results) for at least one subject:
Accounting: William Stuart
Dramatic Arts: John Torcida
German: Clemens Holzhausen
IsiXhosa FAL: Africa Matshingana, Libhongo Mazwana, Siphothando Fudumele
Mathematical Literacy: Jake Tatham
Alan Thompson said of the 2021 Matric results, “At St Andrew’s College, we have been working tirelessly on building true academic excellence. Our strategic imperative is to create academic options that every boy can find his giftedness and flourish. As a non-selective school, we can provide a subject range to suit every boy.
“We are proud of the Matric Results of 2021, which reflect the efforts of a cohort of boys who have contributed fantastically in our diverse range of holistic school activities, under difficult conditions.”
Cambridge International A-Level exams
In the Cambridge A-Level results released on 10 January 2022, all 11 candidates passed. Three-quarters of our subject results were A*(starred distinction) or over 90%) to C symbols, and 43% of our subject A-Level results were over 80%, including 31% A* symbols. All candidates who wrote Further Mathematics achieved distinctions, while 56% of our results in A Level Mathematics and 50% of our results in A-Level Chemistry were A* or A symbols.
In the A-Level stream, five pupils performed exceptionally well:
● James Stadler (Grahamstown)
Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Further Mathematics
● Rowan Rosenberg (Grahamstown)
Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics
● Alexis Boulanger (Kenya)
Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology
● Blaine Price (Addo)
Physics and Mathematics
● Trevor Wabbi Kasozi (Uganda)
Chemistry and Mathematics
Thompson said, “We want to extend our warm congratulations to the whole Matric class, both the boys who wrote the IEB NSC and the Cambridge A-Level examinations, respectively. The Cambridge A-Level programme and the IEB examinations provide an excellent platform for study in South Africa and anywhere else in the world.
“We also extend special thanks to the staff who worked with graceful passion for ensuring the best possible outcome for our boys; and the parents who have supported the entire process.”