St John’s College congratulates the class of 2018 on an outstanding set of matric results.
“This has been a truly exceptional year,” says Executive Headmaster, Mr Paul Edey. “More than 40 percent of the St John’s class of 2018 achieved an academic average of at least 80 percent. Seventy-one percent of St John’s College students achieved an average of at least 70 percent. ”
The 141 St John’s matriculants returned 433 distinctions in the 2018 Independent Examinations Board (IEB) exam. Of the 122 boys who wrote the Mathematics exam, 70 achieved an A. In English, 51 candidates achieved an A and in Physical Sciences, 40 of the 103 candidates achieved a distinction.
The excellence of the all-round education offered at St John’s was highlighted by the exceptional results in Dramatic Arts where 31 out of 33 candidates achieved distinctions. 15 out of 22 students achieved distinctions in Information Technology and eight out of nine students in French achieved an A.
St John’s returned its best Mathematics results in ten years: 57 percent of 2018 matriculants achieved an A for Maths. More than 86 percent of the class of 2018 got an A, B or C symbol in Mathematics.
“In all the key academic subjects, the results of St John’s students eclipsed the national IEB averages. We’re delighted with the achievements of our inspirational staff and the commitment of our young men to excellence,” Executive Headmaster Edey says.
It is the strategy of the College to work with each student to help him realise his full potential, Mr Edey says. “We invest in the teacher/student relationship to make sure that every student receives the attention to achieve the best he can.”
St John’s is not simply about academic results. We aim to produce boys who are capable of holding their own on the global stage with well developed social consciences. St John’s young men go out to make a difference.
“The vast majority of these young men were involved beyond the classroom with their love for the arts, sport and involvement in community programmes. The final two years of school are focused on preparing for the best possible results at the end of the matric year, but it is the formative years that go before which develop not only academic competence, but the social and emotional skills so necessary for young people to play their role as global citizens and to be aware of the immense challenges that face us locally,” says Mr Edey.
In particular we congratulate Raymond Barrow, Matthew Chamberlin, Zander Drotskie and Benjamin Macqueen who have made the IEB Commendable Achievement List by achieving within the top 5 percent nationally in five subject as well as over 80 percent in Life Orientation.
Nicholas Moschides was the St John’s College top student with nine distinctions (Advanced Programme Mathematics, Mathematics, English, Afrikaans, French, History, Life Orientation, Physical Science and Trinity Music). He’s taking a gap year in 2019 and has a job lined up with a commercial diving company in Cape Town. Nicholas will also spend part of this year in Kenya and Botswana pursuing his wildlife photography hobby. He is considering his career options, but is very keen to follow a career in teaching.
Joshua Bailey, Zander Drotskie, Sibongakonke Kubheka, Michael Kurzewski and Alexander Scriba achieved eight distinctions each, while 12 St John’s young men each achieved seven distinctions: Raymond Barrow, David Brown, Matthew Chamberlin, Nicholas Ching, Zak Coetzee, Lukhanyo Kwini, Cameron Lengacher, Benjamin Macqueen, Jamie Rosengarten, Zachary Sennett, Bastiaan van Wamelen and Christopher Williams.
Nicholas Moschides 9 Distinctions
Joshua Bailey 8 Distinctions
Zander Drotskie 8 Distinctions
Sibongakonke Kubheka 8 Distinctions
Michael Kurzewski 8 Distinctions
Alexander Scriba 8 Distinctions
Raymond Barrow 7 Distinctions
David Brown 7 Distinctions
Matthew Chamberlin 7 Distinctions
Nicholas Ching 7 Distinctions
Zak Coetzee 7 Distinctions
Lukhanyo Kwini 7 Distinctions
Cameron Lengacher 7 Distinctions
Benjamin Macqueen 7 Distinctions
James Rosengarten 7 Distinctions
Zachary Sennett 7 Distinctions
Bastiaan van Wamelen 7 Distinctions
Christopher Williams 7 Distinctions