St Mary’s School matric results 2020

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Congratulations to the class of 2020. Your exceptional results are testament to the fact that you heeded your head girl’s call not to settle for less than your best. You can now reap the benefits of what you sowed. You have dodged, moved and conquered all obstacles and you shall prosper.

Highlights

100% Pass

100% Bachelor Degree Pass

430 Distinctions (80%+)

118 A+ symbols (90%+)

29 Placements in the top 1% in a subject

47 Pupils (47%) with an average of 80% or more

86 Pupils (85%) with an average of 70% or more

101 Pupils (100%) with an average of 60% or more

29 Pupils (29%) obtained 7 or more distinctions

Message from the head of school:

19 February 2020

Deanne King

To the St Mary’s class of 2020

You started your matric year with such high hopes of a special year, but it was soon thrown into disarray by the pandemic and the usual challenges of Form V were compounded by lockdown.

At your prizegiving I said the following, “I recognise the hardship that many of you have felt but the focus and effort that you have put into your studies has resulted in significant achievement in the preliminary examinations. Matrics, in a year that has held several losses for you, you have gained much in personal development and growth and you have earned the admiration of your teachers. According to the writer Adrienne Rich, education requires an element of active personal initiative. She would say that you have ‘claimed your education’. If I were given a choice of year group with which to endure this pandemic, my choice would certainly be your class.”

There are many noteworthy achievements to celebrate today, including a 100% Bachelor Degree pass; all achieving an average above 60%; 430 distinctions; and 47% of the class achieving an average above 80%.

Congratulations to each one of you on your achievements. I wish you continued success and happiness as you begin the next exciting stage of your academic lives.

At the end of last year, Mme Chaane, chairperson of the St Mary’s Board of Directors, captured the spirit of resilience of your class in her words, “As we come to close the year, let us count not what we have lost, but count what we have found: a clearer sense of that which matters most.”

May God bless you.

Deanne King

IEB top candidates

Outstanding achievement

CRITERIA: Achieved within the top 5% in six or more subjects and scored at least 80% for Life Orientation

Emma Craig
Emma Craig
Kate Pournara
Kate Pournara
Simone Voigt
Simone Voigt

Commendable achievement

CRITERIA: Achieved within the top 5% of pupils in five subjects and scored at least 80% for Life Orientation

Hannah Henry
Hannah Henry
Catherine Roberg
Catherine Roberg

St Mary’s top candidates

9 distinctions

Emma Craig
Emma Craig

8 distinctions

Jiaqi Cai
Jiaqi Cai
Tarumbidzwa Chirume
Tarumbidzwa Chirume
Caitlin Ferraris
Caitlin Ferraris
Hannah Henry
Hannah Henry
Helen Moore
Helen Moore
Mariella Nicolaou
Mariella Nicolaou
Kate Pournara
Kate Pournara
Catherine Roberg
Catherine Roberg
Elliott Rogers
Elliott Rogers
Jacqueline Trickett
Jacqueline Trickett
Emma van der Merwe
Emma van der Merwe
Angela Varghese
Angela Varghese
Simone Voigt
Simone Voigt
Nicola Watt
Nicola Watt

7 distinctions

Christianna Balambanos
Christianna Balambanos
Jade Bryan
Jade Bryan
Christina Cambanis
Christina Cambanis
Tlou Duba
Tlou Duba
Rebecca Duffy
Rebecca Duffy
Tylor nique Gewers
Tylor-nique Gewers
Kathryn King
Kathryn King
Rebecca Lee
Rebecca Lee
Rachel Lowick
Rachel Lowick
Roxanne Mac Robert
Roxanne MacRobert
Oke Odiley
Oke Odiley
Isabella Teixeira
Isabella Teixeira
Reese Van Achter
Reese van Achter
Grace Von Holdt
Grace von Holdt

THIRTEEN-YEAR HISTORY OF MATRIC RESULTS AT ST MARY’S

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
No. of candidates 105 92 97 94 98 104 111 103 104 101 101 101 101
% Pass 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
% Bachelor Degree Pass 99 100 99 99 96 100 99 100 100 100 99 98 100
% Candidates who achieved distinctions 67 65 69 70 81 84 88 89 88 96 91 88 95
No. of Distinctions 279 232 323 270 303 423 378 364 358 414 426 330 430
Distinctions per candidate 2.66 2.52 3.33 2.87 3.09 4.07 3.41 3.53 3.44 4.10 4.22 3.27 4.26
Average > 80% (% cand.) 30 25 34 22 28 41 33 32 34 43 47 34 47
Average > 70% (% cand.) 72 67 58 57 67 78 73 78 80 82 82 74 85
Average > 60% (% cand.) 98 95 88 89 94 99 96 98 99 100 98 95 100
Mathematics (% uptake) 92 84 90 84 89 91 80 88 85 91 90 87 94
Mathematical Literacy (% uptake) 8 16 10 16 11 9 20 12 15 9 10 13 6
Advanced Programme Mathematics (% uptake) 9 5 10 13 15 29 21 23 16 21 22 14 20
Advanced Programme English (% uptake) n/a n/a n/a 16 15 18 18 13 13 14 10 12 11
Physical Sciences (% uptake) 72 72 63 61 64 63 59 55 61 63 63 52 57
'Outstanding achievers' 3 1 6 4 2 5 3 2 0 2 1 3 3
'Commendable achievers' 3 2 2 2 1 4 1 3 4 2 2 3 2
Placements in Top 1% in a subject 35 13 40 28 24 45 29 27 16 34 27 44 29