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Curro celebrates excellent 2020 IEB matric results

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The 2020 matric class from Curro Nelspruit, one of the Curro schools within the group, left their shoes behind before they departed school for the very last time. Photo: Supplied? Curro
The 2020 matric class from Curro Nelspruit, one of the Curro schools within the group, left their shoes behind before they departed school for the very last time. Photo: Supplied? Curro

After the challenges of 2020, Curro Holdings, the JSE-listed independent education provider, is proud to congratulate its 1 525 learners who wrote the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) exams (across 30 Curro campuses nationally), on an exceptional 99.5% pass rate.

Furthermore, the group's top 10 IEB achievers all passed with averages above 90%. All Curro IEB candidates hailed from Curro Schools and Curro Select Schools which offer an enhanced CAPS curriculum.

A total of 85.6% of these learners qualified for university studies (Bachelor's Degree Pass). All learners who passed now have access to a place of higher education where they will be able to attain a degree, diploma, certificate course, or other.

"Our learners' 99.5% IEB pass rate is truly an extraordinary achievement taking into account the immense pressure they were under as a result of Covid-19," says a proud Andries Greyling, Curro Holdings CEO.

"Our 2020 matrics have certainly outdone themselves." When comparing Curro's 2020 IEB results against that of 2019, the results are all significantly higher. Notable is that more than 70% of learners passed with a C-average and higher.

"Our focus is on the development of well-rounded, confident learners who are able to stand their ground in a highly complex, competitive world. There is no doubt that the Class of 2020 will continue to stand out as they did this year," Greyling adds.

"The whole Curro family congratulates each one of the Class of 2020 for showing grit and perseverance during a year which has tested them in more ways than just academically. They have truly earned their success and we are excited to see what lies ahead for each of them," comments André Pollard, Executive: Curriculum at Curro Holdings.

A smooth leap to online learning

Greyling believes it was Curro's quick transition to a remote learning strategy during the initial lockdown that helped secure 2020's academic success.

"The last academic year posed great uncertainty, but none of the year's challenges were greater than a full move towards the virtual classroom in your final school year.

Our teachers and staff also need to be commended for the professional dedication shown towards our remote learning strategy. Without everyone's commitment and our parents' unwavering support, we simply would not have been able to show this level of academic success," Greyling concludes.

Submitted to Parent24 by Curro Holdings.

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