Cutting down on social life helped, say achievers

2014-01-07 00:00

FIVE pupils from Heather Secondary School in Pietermaritzburg agreed that cutting down on their social lives helped them receive eight distinctions each.

Bhavna Bharath received distinctions for English home language, Afrikaans first additional language, mathematics, life orientation, accounting, business studies, economics and maths paper three. She said her success is thanks to the grace of God.

“I made a lot of sacrifices and studied hard. I didn’t go to family functions or parties. I didn’t watch TV or chat on my phone,” said Bharath.

This year Bharath will pursue a BComm degree in accounting at UKZN.

Thimira Moodley received distinctions for English home language, Afrikaans first additional language, mathematics, life orientation, accounting, life science, physical science and maths paper three. She didn’t expect it, but is relieved.

“I will be studying medicine at the University of Pretoria this year. I plan on contributing to the country by contributing to the medical field,” said Moodley.

Lyndall Rowlands received distinctions for English home language, Afrikaans first additional language, mathematics, life orientation, accounting, life science, physical science and maths paper three.

“I have a passion for dentistry. I’m going to study dentistry at the University of the Witswaterstrand or the University of the Western Cape. I would like to give free dental care to those who cannot afford it when I qualify,” said Rowlands.

Shaneel Singh received distinctions for English home language, Afrikaans first additional language, mathematics, life orientation, accounting, life science, physical science and maths paper three.

Consistent studying since the beginning of matric was Singh’s secret to success.

“I will be studying medicine at either the University of the Witswaterstrand or the University of Cape Town. Many people study medicine here and then go overseas, but I will contribute to my country by being patriotic, and serving my people by staying here,” said Singh.

For Tashveer Soorju, preparation from the start resulted in him just having to revise for exams.

He received distinctions for English home language, Afrikaans first additional language, mathematics, life orientation, accounting, information technology, physical science and maths paper three.

“I took breaks from studying and didn’t stress. I am either going to study chemical engineering, astrophysics or aeronautics at UKZN.”

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