100% matric pass rate for the 47th consecutive year: St Benedict's marks a special milestone

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"Our boys have risen above the multiple crises of the last two years and have achieved excellent results". (Image supplied by St Benedict's College)
"Our boys have risen above the multiple crises of the last two years and have achieved excellent results". (Image supplied by St Benedict's College)

St Benedict's College has done it again. 

For the 47th year running, the school has obtained a 100% matric pass rate. 

Collectively, the school's 108 matriculants have scored a 97.22% bachelor degree pass average, 203 distinctions and all have qualified for tertiary studies. 

Several of its students have achieved marks that place them in the top 1% nationally within a subject, including Hugo Marques, Jun Xi Joshua Yip, Joshua Hill, Merrick Berning and Zixuan Kevin Zhang.

Also read: Curro's Class of 2021 celebrates a 99% pass rate

IEB Commendable Achievers' List

Hugo Marques, named St Benedict's top student, earned eight distinctions in English, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physical Science, Afrikaans, and History, his average an incredible 93%. 

Also scoring eight distinctions with an 88% average was Jeffrey Liu. 

The St Benedict's pupils who made the IEB Commendable Achievers' List include Hugo Marques and Christopher Da Costa; both boys' grades place them in the top 5% nationally in 5 subjects. 

"These results certainly set the boys up for a solid start into their adult life," said College Headmaster David Jeffrey, who also commended his staff for their role in each pupil's success. 

"Our boys have risen above the multiple crises of the last two years and have achieved excellent results in the 2021 IEB examinations. I would like to commend our teachers for their outstanding role in ensuring that our boys were adept in their preparations ahead of the exams. As a school, we are pleased with the results and congratulate the class of 2021 for their fine achievements". 

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