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Class of 2020 Matric Results


2020 was an extraordinary year with COVID-19 closing schools and forcing teaching and learning to go online.  Both the girls and the staff rose to the occasion and adapted and learned new skills to help adjust to the new normal that we have all had to get used to.  Despite these challenges, the Matrics of 2020 have done themselves and the school proud, achieving extraordinary results which equate with the best we have ever had.  For this, the 2020 Matrics and staff are applauded.  Here are some of their main achievements:

  • 62 candidates wrote and achieved 100 % Bachelor Degree passes.
  • 166 subject Level 7 symbols (80% or more).  This is 38,1% of the total symbols and a 7,5% increase on the 2019 results.
  • 160 subject Level 6 symbols (70 – 79 %).  This means that 74,8% of all marks were 70% or higher. This too is an increase of over 9% from last year.
  • The girls achieved an average of 3 distinctions per candidate, with 54 girls achieving at least one distinction.
  • On average the girls achieved five Level 6 or 7 passes per candidate.

Our top achiever for 2020 was Aphiwe Madondo who achieved 8 distinctions and an average of 94,33%.  In addition, Aphiwe was placed in the Top 1% of Candidates for English, History, IsiZulu, Life Orientation and Life Sciences, as well as a place on the IEB’s Outstanding Achievement list with 82 other candidates from across the country who achieved in the top 5% in six or more subjects.  This is a remarkable achievement for which Aphiwe is congratulated.

Ntando Dube and Theresa Kuhn also achieved 8 distinctions and averages over 90%.  They both achieved a place on the IEB’s Commendable Achievement list for achieving in the top 5% in five subjects.  Congratulations to these two girls on this excellent achievement.

Girls who achieved in the Top 1% of candidates in various subjects were:

  • Afrikaans: Olivia Barry
  • English: Aphiwe Madondo and Olivia Barry
  • History: Aphiwe Madondo
  • IsiZulu: Aphiwe Madondo
  • Life Orientation:Ntando Dube, Aphiwe Madondo and Alayka Haridass
  • Life Sciences: Aphiwe Madondo, Theresa Kuhn and Ntando Dube
  • Mathematical Literacy:Reagan Walsh, Ella Carr-Hartley, Olivia Stainbank, Jessica MarĂ© and Kelly-Belle Kretzmann

Congratulations to all these girls on these excellent results.

Twenty-one girls achieved four or more distinctions:

  • Eight Distinctions: Aphiwe Madondo; Ntando Dube; Theresa Kuhn.
  • Seven Distinctions: Claudia Freese.
  • Six Distinctions:Olivia Barry; Emma Muirhead; Alayka Haridass; Nonhlanhla Siwela.
  • Five Distinctions:Mia Chetty; Georgina Louw; Michaela Howard; Cayla Voigts; Payton Kilgour; Kelly Martin; Emmi Wood; Fionna Huggins; Brianna Zartmann.
  • Four Distinctions: Panaso-Junior Ndlela; Aliyah Mahomed; Khwezi Mgwaba; Kayla Horne.

In total, 25 girls achieved A aggregates (over 80% average in all subjects) and 22 candidates achieved B aggregates (70 – 79%).  This means that 75,8% of girls achieved A or B aggregates, which surpasses the record set by the 2018 Matrics by 12%.  The average overall mark achieved was 75%.

Mrs Mkhulise and the IsiZulu girls are congratulated on the whole class achieving distinctions.  This is a first for St John’s D.S.G.

We wish all the girls the very best for 2021 as the majority of them embark on further studies and we look forward to hearing of their future successes.

1 Comment

  1. Honey Mamabolo Feb 19, 2021

    Congratulations 2020 Matrics. Yours was an against all odds journey and boy is the destination sweet. Wishing you all the best as you travel to the next chapter of your lives. May you fly the St John’s flag high…May the sky be the baseline.💛🖤💛🖤


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