WBHS matrics attain impressive results

Westville Boys' High School matriculants, Tyler Buxton (8As), Jonathan Ross (8As), Keegan Mills, Rorke Lilford (8As), Reuben Abbott celebrate their results outside the school. PHOTO: Submitted

WESTVILLE Boys’ High School’s class of 2017 achieved 421 subject distinctions, a 97 per cent pass rate and an 84 per cent Bachelor pass rate.

Trevor Hall, the school principal, congratulated the boys whom he said extended themselves in achieving their full potential, as well as the teachers across all grades who he said deserved credit for their persistence in motivating the learners in their classes.

“I also appreciate the positive pressure that parents apply at home in supporting their sons – this is extremely vital,” added Hall.

However, Hall said he was disappointed that this year the school’s Bachelor pass rate and the number of distinctions were relatively lower than usual.

The top performing learners in the school were Daiman Somerville, Rorke Lilford, Jonty Ross and Tyler Buxton who each achieved eight distinctions.

Muhammad Jhavary, Tameez Gani, Navidul Islam, and Harry Reinbach achieved seven distinctions each.

Shaun van Rensburg, who was named as one of the top Mathematics learners in KZN with a mark of 98 per cent, was also able to boast six subjects with marks of more than 90 per cent.

Hall said 186 learners achieved Bachelors’ passes.

“Eighty-six per cent of those learners undertook core mathematics, and 86 per cent undertook physical science. In addition, 20 learners undertook advanced programme mathematics. This indicates that our boys undertake challenging courses to keep their career options open, which makes their achievements even more impressive,” added Hall.

He said indicators of high achievement were the distinctions in three of the challenging gateway subjects – mathematics (42 As) plus advanced programme mathematics (5 As), physical science (41 As) and accounting (41 As).

Hall concluded that five of its learners’ results are incomplete due to injury or illness.

 

 

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Deshni Ramkissoon-Pillay
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