The Old Diocesan Issue5 Mar2020 - Page 10



SCHOOL
NEWS
A summary of recent school
highlights, including matric
results for the class of 2019
2019 MATRIC RESULTS
Highlights
Bishops began the year with another
set of excellent National Senior
Certificate results. At the Western
Cape Education awards ceremony
held on 16 January, some of our boys
were recognised for their exceptional
achievements. Jakob Holm (2019S),
our top student, was honoured for
coming 4th in the Western Cape, as
were Josh Elliott (2019B) and Euan
Musselwhite (2019M) for coming in
the top 20. Thomas Warner (2019K)
received a certificate of merit for
obtaining full marks for Maths.
Asked about his future plans,
Jakob wrote to us to say, “I am
fortunate enough to have been
accepted into a medical degree at
Stellenbosch University. Although I’m
enjoying the change in atmosphere
and the opportunities provided by
the university, I am infinitely grateful
for the time at Bishops. Particularly
on the extra-mural front, Bishops
has provided me with passions
for life, which will always go side
by side with my academic life.”
PUBLIC SPEAKING In November
last year, seven Bishops boys
took part in the International
Independent Schools’ Public
Speaking Competition held
at The Hotchkiss School and
Buckingham Browne & Nichols
School in Cambridge (Boston),
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FROM LEFT Principal Guy Pearson, Thomas Warner (100% for Maths),
Euan Musselwhite (top 20), Josh Elliott (top 20), Dr Nele Holm (mother
of Jakob Holm: 4th overall in the Western Cape).
THE STATS
150 boys
2 boys earned 9 distinctions:
Euan Musselwhite and top
student Jakob Holm, who
achieved a 95.7% aggregate.
wrote the NSC examinations.
98%
All passed, with
a 98% bachelor’s pass
(university entrance) rate.
There were 506 subject distinctions
– an average of 3.37 distinctions
per candidate.
change
v 2018
37%
There were 56 A aggregates
– a 37% A-aggregate rate.
7 boys achieved
8 distinctions.
7 boys achieved an
aggregate of 90% or more.
13.6% of all subject results
were above 90%.
46.6% of all subject results
were above 80%.
To keep up to date with the goings-on at Bishops, follow
the school on Facebook or visit www.bishops.org.za. All
recent Principal’s Newsletters are also available on the site.
Massachusetts. Once again we
achieved some fantastic results,
bringing home seven trophies. Rohan
Naidoo achieved Best International
Speaker for the second year running,
and Luke Rissik won the Interpretive
Reading section. The other boys on
the team were Jay Sinha, Jono Mopp,
Lukas Oelz, Nimba Mahlati and Khelan
Dheda. Together, they achieved a
remarkable second place overall for
Bishops, out of more than 80 top
independent schools from around
the world, including North America,
the Caribbean, England, India, China,
Hong Kong and South Korea.

2019 Matric Results





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