St John’s: three girls score high in IEB final exams

2009-12-30 00:00

THREE pupils St John’s Diocesan School for Girls have come tops in the Independent Examinations Board’s final examinations.

Kristel Ortmann said she was ecstatic about scoring 10 A’s, which included a distinction in German.

“My matric year was extra tough as I had extra subjects to deal with.

“I tried to work consistently throughout the year as I did not want to cram at the last minute,” she said.

Kristel said she is glad that her teachers had completed the syllabus before the trial examinations could commence.

“This allowed us time to revise so we were prepared for the finals. We knew what type of questions to expect and this helped to keep us calm,” she said.

Kristel wants to study architecture next year.

“I’m really looking forward to being a student, but for now I’m going to celebrate with my friends,” she said.

Another high achiever is Supriya Soorju of Hayfields, who was awarded nine A’s.

Supriya said her game plan was to remain calm during her matric year and work consistently.

“Everyone builds the matric examination up to be a huge thing. I decided that I would not freak out and rather stay ­focused and work hard.”

She said that she found the physical science paper with its printing error very “daunting”.

“I thought that I had missed something. It was scary, but it all turned out well,” she added.

Kristel and Supriya expressed their gratitude to their teachers for their dedication in making sure the matrics were prepared for the finals.

Supriya has been accepted to study mechanical engineering at the University of Cape Town.

Robyn Johnson also made her teachers proud by being one of the IEB’s top achievers.

“I’m very excited about doing so well. The hard work has paid off,” she said.

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