IEB Results 2016


Superb Matric Results for Kearsney’s Class of 2016

We are delighted to report the results of the 2016 IEB November Examinations, which were released to the school yesterday. The Class of 2016 have maintained their high standards and achieved an impressive set of results.  Through their hard work, dedication and discipline throughout the year they have made themselves, their families and their school proud. Congratulations boys.

A 100% pass rate and a remarkable 98,1% Bachelor Degree (University Exemption) pass rate was achieved by the Class of 2016, with two of the Class receiving Diploma passes.

Kearsney’s excellence in Mathematics and Physical Sciences was reaffirmed, with an incredible 49,4% of those who wrote Mathematics and 47,5% of those who wrote Physical Sciences achieving a distinction.  This compares to the IEB distinction rate of 26,9% for Maths and 19,3% for Physical Sciences for all IEB schools in the country.  This is the sixth year in a row that Kearsney’s Mathematics distinction rate has been approximately double the IEB distinction rate for Mathematics and at least double the IEB distinction rate for Physical Sciences.

We are pleased that this excellence is broad-based, with 68% of Mathematics candidates achieving an A or a B, and 66% of Science candidates achieving an A or a B.  Eight Kearsney boys are in the top 1% (top 50 candidates) 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.

In 2016 an English Excellence Programme was introduced at Kearsney and it is pleasing to see the systems introduced and the tremendous effort invested by the dedicated teachers bearing fruit, with 21% of the boys achieving distinctions (compared to the distinction rate for all IEB schools of 16,3%) and 93% of the boys achieving above 60%. Two Kearsney boys were in the top 1% of all IEB English candidates. This is a marked improvement on the 14% English distinction rate of 2015 and a positive endorsement of the measures put in place to achieve English excellence.

The 105 Kearsney boys who wrote Matric achieved an impressive 240 distinctions between them – an average of 2,3 distinctions per pupil. Seven pupils achieved 7 distinctions and 9 pupils achieved 6 distinctions. Over a quarter of our boys achieved four or more distinctions and over a third achieved three or more distinctions.

We are pleased that the academic excellence that we have collectively strived for extends to all the subjects that we offer. Notable achievements were recorded across the board, including 47% of Accounting candidates, 68% of Engineering Graphics and Design candidates, 44% of Music candidates and 64% of Drama candidates achieving distinctions.

We are also incredibly proud to have TWO pupils make the IEB’s Commendable Achievement list, having achieved in the top 5% of all IEB candidates in 5 subjects.

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 culture of academic striving, together with our highly qualified, 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.

Summary: Kearsney 2016 IEB NSC Results

Bachelor’s Degree Pass: 103/105    (98,1% Bachelor’s Degree Pass / University Exemption)

Diploma Pass: 2

Did not Qualify:  0

Total: 105

Number of Subject Distinctions: 240 (2,28 distinctions per candidate if LO is included)


IEB List of Commendable Achievement

(Within top 5% of IEB pupils in 5 subjects and 80% or more for Life Orientation)

PAUSELLI, Gianluca

RENCKEN, Cameron

3 Or More Subject Distinctions:

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

7 Distinctions

BARTH, Craig    (Accounting 83; English HL 80; History 88; LO 84; Mathematics 96; Phys Science 96; AP Maths 80)
CARROLL, Nicholas   (Afrikaans FAL 86; English HL 90; History 85; LO 94; Mathematics 96; Music 86; Phys Sci 97)
ESSAY, Taahir    (Accounting 86; English HL 82; isiZulu FAL 83; LO 86: Life Sci 87; Mathematics 96; Phys Sci 93)
OLIVER, Grant   (Afrikaans FAL 81; EGD 98; English HL 81; History 85; LO 89; Mathematics 97; Phys Sci 94)
PILBROUGH, Jason   (EGD 99; English HL 82; IT 97; LO 82; Mathematics 97; Phys Sci 97; AP Maths 90)
RENCKEN, Cameron    (Accounting 92; Afrikaans FAL 83; English HL 85; LO 90; Life Sci 90; Mathematics 94; Phys Sci 95)
SMITH, Keiran    (Drama 86; English HL 84; LO 84; Life Sci 86; Mathematics 99; Phys Sci 97; AP Maths 80)

6 Distinctions

BHENGU, Kwanda    (EGD 95; English HL 82; Geography 80; isiZulu FAL 87; Mathematics 91; Phys Science 85)
CROCKER, Cuan     (Accounting 82; English HL 84; History 87; LO 85; Mathematics 95; Phys Sci 92)
CROSHAW, Luke    (Accounting 83; English HL 81; LO 81; Life Sci 80; Mathematics 90; Phys Sci 88)
HOWARD, Kyle    (English HL 90; History 94; LO 87; Mathematics 90; Music 82; Phys Sci 87)
MASSA, Kelian     (English HL 84; History 89; IT 96; LO 86; Mathematics 93; Phys Sci 95)
PAUSELLI, Gianluca    (EGD 97; English HL 85; LO 87; Life Sci 89; Mathematics 96; Phys Sci 96)
VAN ZYL, Daniel    (Accounting 84; Afrikaans FAL 86; Geography 83; LO 82; Mathematics 93; Phys Sci 91)
VAWDA, Sameer   (Accounting 87; English HL 80; LO 81; Life Sci 84; Mathematics 89; Phys Sci 90)
WEAVER, David    (EGD 99; English HL 80; History 83; LO 86; Mathematics 89; Phys Sci 80)

5 Distinctions

BAKER, Cameron   (EGD 93; Geography 85; LO 86; Mathematics 95; Phys Science 87)
MEYER, Jared    (Accounting 81; Drama 88; English HL 81; LO 81; Mathematics 87)
MWAMUKA, Panashe    (Accounting 86; History 84; LO 86; Mathematics 92; Music 86)
STEAD, Brendan    (Geography 84; LO 88; Life Sci 85; Mathematics 83; Phys Sci 87)
TIEGS, Cameron     (EGD 100; Geography 87; LO 83; Mathematics 91; Phys Sci 89)
TYACK, Blake     (English HL 81; Geography 84; LO 86; Life Sci 80; Mathematics 81)

4 Distinctions

BAMBER, Christian    (Drama 93; English HL 82; History 82; LO 81)
BROWN, Lee    (English HL 80; Life Sci 80; Mathematics 89; Phys Sci 86)
DESFONTAINES, Sebastien    (English HL 85; Geography 82; History 84; Mathematics 85)
HUDSON, Nicholas     (EGD 97; LO 82; Mathematics 81; Visual Art 85)
MCCLEAVE, Stuart     (IT 90; Life Sci 86; Mathematics 92; Phys Sci 92)

3 Distinctions

ALBOROUGH, Campbell   (EGD 81; LO 83; Mathematics 86)
CRAZE, Cameron   (LO 81; Mathematics 85; Phys Sci 81)
DRIVER, Warren   (EGD 95; Mathematics 86; Phys Sci 80)
FARRANT, William   (EGD 95; Mathematics 87; Phys Sci
HAGEMANN, Kyle  (EGD 91; Mathematics 86; Phys Sci 84)
KANG, Steven   (EGD 96; LO 82; Mathematics 84)
KEELEY, Gavin    (IT 86; Mathematics 90; Phys Sci 87)
LOUW, Travus    (English HL 80; History 80; isiZulu FAL 96)
PRINN, Oliver     (Geography 85; LO 84; Life Sci 82)