Mixed results for 2017 matrics

Carleton Jones High School’s top achievers are Cal Tiquin, Kevin Aguiar Pereira and Tumisang Masilo.
Carleton Jones High School’s top achievers are Cal Tiquin, Kevin Aguiar Pereira and Tumisang Masilo.

Although the learners of various schools in the Merafong City municipal area excelled during last year’s matric
exams, none of the schools managed to achieve a 100% pass rate.
Carleton Jones High School was again the school with the best overall results after its 135 learners obtained
a pass rate of 98,5 per cent. The school’s matrics also achieved a 56 per cent Bachelor’s pass rate.
Kevin Aguiar Pereira was the school’s top individual performer with seven distinctions while Cal Tiquin and Tumisang Masilo each obtained five distinctions.
‘Both learners who didn’t make it failed by a total of 3 per cent. We believe they stand a good chance of passing after
a re-mark. The matrics of 2017 were a lovely group and we wish them well. We will miss them. Our thanks go to the SGB, learners, parents and teachers for supporting them so well,’ says the school’s principal, Ms Shanette Tiquin.
The school’s results were slightly lower than the year before when the learners obtained a 100 per cent pass rate.
Hoërskool Fochville was the runnerup again after its 121 matric learners obtained a 97.5 per cent pass rate, a
substantial increase over its 92,4 per cent the previous year. Hoërskool Wonderfontein was third with its 55 learners
obtaining a pass rate of 94.5 per cent.
In the meantime, Hoërskool Carletonville did well, once again, when its 114 matrics achieved a 93,9 per cent pass rate.
Tswasongu Secondary School in Khutsong was the school with the biggest improvement over the previous year
when its matrics obtained a pass rate of 90.1 per cent, which was much higher than the 64.4 per cent of 2016.
Letsatsing Secondary School in Driefontein obtained a pass rate of 88.7 per cent and Imfundo Secondary School in
Kokosi came in with 86 per cent. Wedela Technical High School managed an 82.6 per cent pass rate.
Thuto-Kitso Secondary School in Kokosi’s pass rate was 78.7 per cent and Relebogile Secondary School in
Khutsong was 77.1 per cent. Khutsong’s Badirile Secondary School delivered the poorest results, dropping to
just 54.2 per cent from its 76.6 per cent pass rate in 2016.
Glenharvie Combined School’s 54 matrics also did very well by obtaining a 90.7 per cent pass rate.

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