Matric Results 2020- Pass rate drops

The 2020 Matric class celebrated the national pass rate of 76,2 % on Monday indicating a slight decline from 81, 3% in 2019. The top performing district in the Eastern Cape was announced as Nelson Mandela Bay with 75,5% while the overall passes in the province sits at 8th place with 68,1% also dropping from 76,5% in the previous year.

Department of Education MEC Fundile Gade announced the provincial NSC 2020 results at Mandla Makhupula Institute of Learning Centre on Tuesday.

Districts which had improved by the following percentages in bachelor passes are Buffalo City Metro with 37,5 % Nelson Mandela Bay 36, 9 % and Sarah Baartman 32,8 %

Gade said that districts ranking top 3 in bachelor passes during the 2020 NSC examinations are Neslon Mandela Bay- 75,5% Buffalo City- 73,6 % Chris Hani West- 70,5 %

6 subjects which have shown a commendable improvement in the number of distinctions obtained by our learners in 2020:
Accounting: 2.9% – 3.7%
Agricultural Science: 1.2% – 1.6%
Economics: 0.5% – 0.8%
English FAL: 0.6% – 1.1%
Life Orientation: 7.2% – 8.6%
Mathematics: 0.9% – 1.5%

A top achiever of Selborne College, William Minnar received the MEC Award for placing 2nd in the Buffalo City Metro. He achieved over 90% in 5 subjects and 7 distinctions.

Selborne College headmaster, Andrew Dewar Congratulated the Selborne class of 2020, despite the challenges presented during the year, with an outstanding achievement of 100% pass rate and an 80% Bachelor’s Pass that has improved from the class of 2019 obtaining a 99.4 % pass rate and 82% of the class achieving Bachelor passes.

The learners who obtained 7 Distinctions during their 2020 national senior certificate are : Daniel Lloyd, William Minnaar and Samuel Mountfort.
6 Distinctions: Ahmed Alial-Asly, Brady Choudree, Ryan Evans, Mathibane Mbombela, Sam McQuirk,Tristen Worth.
5 Distinctions: Brandon Fouche, Marc Jevon, Milisa Sithole and Matthew Tonkin.
4 Distinctions: Joshua Frachet, Dylan Minnaar, Joshua Mostert, Byron Nel, Robert Sinclair, Inathi Somlota and Corbin Stander.

Stirling High School Prinipal Doug Prior, congratulated his matric learners in a job well done “ We are very proud of our individual achievers who achieved at the highest level, but the fact that during a pandemic, while prioritising safety, 82% of our matrics achieved a Bachelor pass is something that we as a school see as a real achievement.
Considering the fact that our pupils spent a fairly high percentage of the year at home during the academic year, their efforts were in most cases commendable. At Stirling High, we prioritised safety and used a unique timetable and an intricately structured school day which incorporated staggered home times and breaks. We also ensured that each child sat in the same desk for the entire day, which allowed the pupils to relax and make the most of their academic time. We applaud our teachers who rose to the occasion and ensured that a high standard of work occurred even when the children were at home.”
“Congratulations to the Stirling matric class of 2020. You have made the Stirling Family very proud.” said Prior

Department of Education MEC Fundile Gade, announcing the 2020 NSC provincial results.

Image: Mandla Nduna

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