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Congratulations to our Matrics of 2015

Congratulations to our Matrics of 2015

Oakhill School celebrates its best results in 22 years!

  • 36 candidates and 87 distinctions at an average of 2,3 distinctions per candidate
  • 1 candidate with 9 distinctions and ranked in the top 5% in the country
  • 1 candidate with 7 distinctions
  • 3 candidates with 6 distinctions
  • 5 candidates with 5 distinctions

Top 1% of candidates per subject nationally:

  • Accounting: Dean Matter
  • Geography: Leon Martin
  • Information Technology: Dean Matter
  • Life Orientation: Andrew Frost and Leon Martin
  • Mathematical Literacy: James Cooney
  • Physical Sciences: Dean Matter
  • Visual Arts: Bonnie Collins and Andrew Frost

Oakhill School, an independent school in Knysna, has achieved its best results ever and 92% of its students achieved a University exemption. Thirty-three out of thirty-six candidates met the minimum requirements for Bachelor Degree studies.

Oakhill Headmaster Shane Kidwell said: “Oakhill is proud to celebrate our best Matric results ever! We are particularly proud of Dean Matter, our Dux Scholar who achieved nine distinctions and is ranked as one of the top students in the country. Oakhill continues to prepare students with the skills they will need to thrive in a 21st Century world. The staff and the community at large congratulate this group of Matrics warmly and are immensely proud of their achievements.”

Oakhill School writes the National Senior Certificate examination conducted by the Independent Examination Board (IEB) which is an internationally recognized qualification. Oakhill currently has past students studying in South Africa, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, where Matthew Myers has been awarded a full scholarship to study at Cambridge, and the USA where Francis Maughan-Brown has successfully defended her thesis for her PhD in Philosophy. It is good to know that our current students will be able to take up their studies at similar National or International Universities of their choice. The Matric examination was conducted in accordance with the provisions of UMALUSI which has approved the results.

Said Kidwell: “Oakhill School turned 23 this year and continues to make a significant contribution to the community of Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. The Matrics of 2015 not only follow in a rich tradition of academic excellence, but they have produced the best results since the school was founded in 1992. In particular we would like to congratulate Sharon Brown, our Academic Director, for ensuring all our teachers prepared our students for these examinations. These young men and women are genuinely equipped to find their element and follow their passion as they enter this next phase of their lives. If you have not experienced Oakhill and the joy which abounds here, please visit our creative, energetic school where all pupils flourish and grow.”

Read the full analysis of our 2015 results HERE
See other years’ Matric Results HERE

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