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Meet some of SA's top IEB matric achievers

Eyewitness News spoke to some of the top achievers from various independent schools in Gauteng.

A pupil from Reddam House in Sea Point, Cape Town takes out the results from her IEB Matric exams in 2014. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN
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JOHANNESBURG - Pupils who have achieved exceptional results in the 2015 Independent Examinations Board (IEB) matric exams are celebrating this morning.

The class of 2015 achieved a 98,3 percent pass rate.

Over 10,200 full-time and 563 part-time candidates from 200 schools across Southern Africa wrote the IEB examinations in October and November 2015. 

This year saw an increase of 236 additional learners that wrote the IEB examination, compared with 9,976 who wrote the examination in 2014.

Eyewitness News spoke to some of the top achievers from various independent schools in Gauteng. 

ANNA CHRYSOSTOMOU

SAHETI’s Anna Chrysostomou achieved ten distinctions, the highest number of distinctions at her school. Picture: SAHETI School.

Although she suffers from scoliosis, Chrysostomou beat the odds, achieving the highest number of distinctions at her school.

She attends the SAHETI School and achieved 10 distinctions.

“Always try your best at everything that you do, no matter what obstacles you’re facing and be grateful for what you do have,” she said.

TAMARYN-ROSE ROBINSON

Tamaryn-Rose Robinson from Southdown College in Irene in Pretoria achieved eight distinctions. Picture: Southdown College.

Robinson, from Southdown College in Irene in Centurion, achieved eight distinctions and says she is simply overwhelmed.

 “I wasn’t very confident about my performance in this finals so this is incredibly overwhelming. I am so shocked.”

DONOVAN BESTER

Donovan Bester from Trinity House High School in Randpark Ridge in Johannesburg got seven distinctions. Picture: Trinity House High School.

Bester, from Trinityhouse High School in Randpark Ridge in Johannesburg, got seven distinctions; and attributed his marks to hard work throughout the year.

“It was about making time throughout the year and making sure that you don’t fall behind.”

CARMEN BOTES


Kingsmead College’s Carmen Botes received 10 distinctions. Picture: Kingsmead College.
 

Kingsmead College’s Carmen Botes received 10 distinctions.

“It’s important to study throughout the year and not just at the end.”

Botes, who was the top achiever in Afrikaans first additional language at her school, has yet to decide whether she'll take a gap year or study at a tertiary institution next year.

“I’ve applied for astronomy, architecture and a general BA and haven’t decided which to study yet. If I can’t decide, I’ll take a gap year and hopefully go to France for a while to improve my French.”

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is due to announce the 2015 matric results for government schools next week Tuesday.

To access your matric results, click here.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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