IEB Results 2015


Fantastic Matric Results for Kearsney’s Class of 2015

We are delighted to report to you the results of the 2015 IEB November Examinations, which were released to the school yesterday. The Class of 2015 have delivered a wonderful set of results, reinforcing Kearsney’s reputation for academic excellence. Congratulations to the boys on these wonderful results. Through their hard work and discipline throughout the year they have made themselves, their families and their school proud.

We are incredibly proud to have THREE pupils make the IEB’s Outstanding Achievement and Commendable Achievement lists, which encompass South Africa’s top 134 candidates, or the top

1,2% of all IEB pupils. This is more than any other Independent boys’ school in KZN, making this the third time in the last four years that Kearsney has achieved this feat. The IEB’s Outstanding Achievement and Commendable Achievement lists can be viewed on our website via this link.

Kearsney’s excellence in Mathematics and Physical Sciences was reaffirmed, with an incredible 45% of those who wrote Mathematics and 32% of those who wrote Physical Sciences achieving a distinction. This compares to the IEB distinction rate of 22% for Maths and 17% for Physical Sciences for all IEB schools in the country. This is the fifth year in a row that Kearsney’s Mathematics and Science distinction rates have been approximately double the IEB distinction rates for these subjects.

We are pleased that this excellence is broad-based, with 72% of Mathematics candidates achieving an A or a B, and 64% of Science candidates achieving an A or a B. Three Kearsney boys are in the top 49 in the country for Physical Sciences. Given the importance of these subjects for university and career options, we are very pleased with these wonderful results and with the continued success of our Maths and Science Excellence Programme.

The 113 Kearsney boys who wrote Matric achieved an impressive 226 distinctions between them – an average of two distinctions each. Almost a quarter of our boys achieved four or more distinctions and over a third achieved three or more distinctions.

A 100% pass rate and an excellent 96,4% Bachelor Degree (University Exemption) pass rate was achieved by the Class of 2015.

We are delighted that the excellence that we have collectively strived for extends to all the subjects that we offer. Wonderful achievements were recorded across the board, including 48% of Engineering Graphics and Design candidates, 50% of Music candidates and 64% of Drama candidates achieving distinctions.

Academics are Kearsney’s number one priority and Kearsney boys are immersed in an academically rigorous environment from day one. The boys are inspired to achieve academically and they quickly adopt a wonderfully positive work ethic during their time at the College. This environment of academic striving, together with our highly qualified and incredibly professional and dedicated teachers, in a disciplined environment, empowers the boys to reach their potential and we acknowledge the important role that so many people play in making this possible.

Some Kearsney highlights:-

  • 96,4% Bachelor Degree (Matric exemption) pass
    (vs Bachelor Degree pass rate for all IEB schools of 85,26%);
  • 100% pass rate;
  • Three pupils in the IEB’s Outstanding Achievement and Commendable Achievement lists (more than any other independent boys’ school in KZN for the third time in the last four years);
  • 45% of Mathematics boys achieved distinctions (IEB schools’ ave: 22,2%);
  • 32% of Physical Sciences boys achieved distinctions (IEB schools’ ave: 16,6%). Three in the top 49 in SA.
    64% of Kearsney boys wrote Physical Science;
  • Fifth consecutive year that Kearsney’s Maths and Science distinction rates have been double that of the IEB;
  • 50% of Music and 64% of Drama boys achieved distinctions;
  • 48% of Engineering Graphics and Design boys achieved distinctions;
  • A third of the boys achieved 3 or more distinctions;
  • 226 Distinctions at an average of 2 distinctions per boy.

Summary: Kearsney 2015 IEB NSC Results

Bachelor’s Degree Pass 109 (96,4% Exemption rate)
Diploma Pass 4
Total 113
Number of Subject Distinctions 228 (average 2 distinctions per boy)

IEB List of Outstanding Achievement

(within top 5% of learners in 6 or more subjects and scored 80% or more in L.O)

Jabulani Nyathi

IEB List of Commendable Achievement

(within top 5% of learners in 5 or more subjects and scored 80% or more in L.O)

James Hansen

Cameron Lee

3 Or More Subject Distinctions:

 * BOLD = Top 1% of IEB candidates in the subject.

7 Distinctions

Nyathi, Jabulani (Afrikaans FAL 85; Drama 97; English HL 87; LO 86; Maths 94; Music 94; Phys Science 97)

6 Distinctions

Baker, Ru (English HL 81; Geography 84; LO 86; Life Sciences 82; Maths 91; Phys Sciences 89; Afrikaans FAL 77)
Beunk Burgess, Tyrone (EGD 93; Geography 81; LO 88; Life Sciences 80; Maths 91; Phys Sciences 91; English HL 76)
Cairns, Ross (English 91; History 93; LO 90; Life Sciences 85; Maths 82; Phys Sciences 81; Afrikaans FAL 73)
Hansen, James (EGD 95; English HL 85; History 91; LO 92; Maths 91; Phys Sciences 94; Afrikaans FAL 73)
Healy, Sean (English HL 81; History 81; LO 80; Life Sciences 81; Maths 88; Phys Sciences 85; Afrikaans FAL 59)
Hughes, Brandon (English HL 87; History 93; LO 91; Life Sciences 84; Maths 91; Phys Sciences 88; Afrikaans FAL 75)
Lee, Cameron (Accounting 92; English HL 89; History 89; LO 87; Maths 92; Phys Sciences 90; Afrikaans FAL 77)
Ross-Elliott, Jordan (English HL 88; History 88; LO 90; Life Sciences 81; Maths 82; Phys Sciences 81; Afrikaans FAL 70)
Sibbald, Geoffrey (Accounting 89; English HL 85; History 87; LO 90; Maths 91; Phys Sciences 87; Afrikaans FAL 74)
Butler, Matthew (History 89; LO 88; Life Sciences 83; Maths 95; Phys Sciences 98; Afrikaans FAL 79; English HL 80)

5 Distinctions

Conway, Ross (Accounting 92; History 83; LO 89; Maths 95; Phys Sciences 92; Afrikaans FAL 74; English HL 77)
Dixon, Tristan (Accounting 81; LO 82; Life Sciences 81; Maths 81; Phys Sciences 81; English HL 77; Afrikaans FAL 59)
Hewitson, Lyle (Bus Studies 81; English HL 82; LO 88; Life Sciences 84; Maths 85; Phys Sciences 79; Afrikaans FAL 73)
Hoare, Nicholas (Bus Studs 86; Geography 82; History 86; LO 84; Maths 81; Phys Sciences 77; English HL 79)
Hulett, James (Geography 86; IT 86; LO 83; Maths 85; Phys Sciences 88; English HL 79; Afrikaans FAL 65)
Knight, Evan (LO 84; Life Sciences 81; Maths 81; Music 81; Phys Sciences 85; English HL 78; Afrikaans FAL 64)
Muller, Tristan (English HL 81; History 84; LO 84; Life Sciences 80; Maths 82; Phys Sciences 76; Afrikaans FAL 62)
Nortje, Simon (Accounting 84; Geography 84; LO 85; Maths 88; Phys Sciences 92; English HL 79; Afrikaans FAL 67)
Wilkes, Justin (Bus Studs 81; English HL 81; Geography 83; History 83; LO 84; Maths 77; Afrikaans FAL 69)
 Carlson, Matthew  (English HL 80; LO 85; Maths 90; Phys Sciences 91; Accounting 77; Life Sciences 79; Afrikaans FAL 68)

4 Distinctions

Calliontzis, Christian (English HL 80; Geography 81; LO 82; Maths 83; Phys Sciences 72; Life Sciences 78; Afrikaans FAL 61)
Ojo-Aromokudu, Albert (EGD 94; History 80; Maths 86; Phys Sciences 90; English HL 75; LO 77; Afrikaans FAL 46)
 Osborne, Christopher (Geography 80; LO 82; Maths 87; Phys Sciences 83; I.T 78; English HL 75; Afrikaans FAL 58)
Stevens, Garrett (EGD 94; LO 86; Maths 92; Phys Sciences 90; Life Sciences 78; English HL 75; Afrikaans FAL 58)
van Vuuren, Joshua (EGD 89; LO 81; Maths 87; Phys Sciences 82; History 79; English HL 77; Afrikaans FAL 73)

3 Distinctions

Butler, Grant (Drama 84; LO 82; Maths Lit 91; Life Sciences 69; History 67; English HL 74; Afrikaans FAL 49)
Butler, Hayden (English HL 80; LO 85; Maths 83; Phys Sciences 72; History 79; Accounting 79; Afrikaans FAL 59)
Kheswa, Siya (Drama 90; isiZulu FAL 91; LO 85; Maths 75; Phys Sciences 70; English HL 75; Accounting 68)
Litster, Blake (Accounting 82; EGD 89; Maths 86; LO 79; I.T 78; Geography 69; English HL 69)
Molema, Tswelopele (Drama 82; isiZulu FAL 85; Music 80; Phys Sciences 56; Maths 53; LO 74; English HL 69)
Polkinghorne, Robert (LO 85; Maths 91; Phys Sciences 81; Life Sciences 78; English HL 75; Accounting 69; Afrikaans FAL 64)
Rall, Liam (I.T 84; LO 83; Maths 86; Phys Sciences 79; History 77; English HL 76; Afrikaans FAL 68)
Redman, James (Maths Lit 81; LO 80; Drama 88; Life Sciences 71; History 76; English HL 78; Afrikaans FAL 63)
Rencken, Keean (Accounting 81; Geography 80; Maths 82; Phys Sciences 74; LO 79; English HL 75; Afrikaans FAL 64)
Scott-Martin, Brenton (Maths 82; LO 86; Geography 80; Phys Sciences 77; I.T 74; English HL 74; Afrikaans FAL 60)
Tedder, James (Geography 80; LO 80; Maths 83; Phys Sciences 74; Accounting 76; English HL 69; Afrikaans FAL 68)
van Tonder, Joshua (Accounting 85; LO 80; Maths 88; Phys Sciences 64; Geography 69; English HL 65; Afrikaans FAL 43)