College: Top pupil says matric was best year

2010-01-07 00:00

FOR Maritzburg College pupil Ian Scott, being a matriculant was the best part about being in high school.

Constant revision, dedication and proper time management helped Ian achieve seven distinctions in the matric examinations.

“I had the most fun in my matric year. It was important to study but I also made time for having fun with my friends …” he said.

Ian said that being a naturally calm person helped him stay focused on the examinations.

“There’s no need to freak out. Listening during classes and constant revision helped me a lot. Most people are so stressed out about matric examinations that their matric year passes them by,” he said.

“There were no late nights or cramming. I surrounded myself with positive people like my parents and my mates and this did wonders for my spirit,” he said.

Once the examinations were over, Ian said he relaxed and watched sport on television.

“I didn’t think much about the exams until the IEB results. Every now and then when I heard something about the exams, I got a bit worried. I’m glad it’s over now,” he said.

Ian and his parents, Sharon and James, are emigrating to New Zealand where he will study at the University of Auckland.

Sharon said she knew that he would do well as he studied diligently over the year.

“We are very proud of him. There was no doubt that he would do well,” she said.

Other Maritzburg College pupils who achieved seven As are Benjamin Rule and Akhil Ramanundh.

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