Crawford College pupil top-scores

2010-01-22 00:00

HE was the best pupil out of all independent schools who wrote the National Senior Certificate in KwaZulu-Natal in 2009, and possibly the brightest kid in the province.

Bhavin Bhagwan (18), a former pupil of Crawford College in La Lucia, received an overall aggregate of 98% in four of his subjects with.

He aced maths, accounting, maths paper 3 and additional maths, though this is not recognised in the state exams.

Bhagwan believes his love for maths and physics probably has to do with the fact that his father is a neurologist.

Considering that both his older sisters also did extremely well during their matric years, with the eldest coming first in the province in 1998 and the other sister being placed third in 2002, you might be right in concluding that his intellectual prowess runs in the genes.

“I did not feel pressure even though people might have thought I was under pressure. I believe I was self-motivated. I told myself I would do my best and didn’t worry about the position.”

His father is his greatest role model.

“He works hard and has set a good example for us to follow.

“My mom also supported me throughout my schooling career and made life as comfortable as possible. I owe my success to them. They are the best parents.”

Bhagwan has moved to Johannesburg where he is studying Medicine at Wits.

Acting principal Jenny Coet­zee, ecstatic over the results, attributed the excellent results to the happy and relaxed environment at the school.

The school managed to take four of the top five top spots out of all independent schools writing NSC exams in the province.

On average, each of their pupils received 3,5 As, with 12% of those who wrote getting full distinctions.

List of top Achievers in Independent Schools

1. Bhavin Bhagwan, Crawford College La Lucia

2. Darren Frances, Crawford College La Lucia

3. Ridwaan Amod, Al-Falaah College

4. Sachin Deenadayalu, Crawford College La Lucia

5. Caitlin Perling, Crawford College La Lucia

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