BRILLIANT IEB RESULTS FOR THE CLASS OF 2018


And we did it again – celebrating another 100% IEB Matric pass by the Class of 2018. ”Ashton’s Matric students produced a brilliant set of results in the 2018 challenging IEB final examinations, giving the College another 100% pass rate with a 98,7% Bachelor Degree (University Exemption) pass, an increase of 1% on 2017,” said Senior College Head, Jenny van Buuren of Ashton International College. 2018 Dux Timothy Sharrock topped the standings with a 91% average and bagged eight distinctions in the process. Jenna Murison placed second with 89,1% and a full house of seven distinctions, of which four were above 90%, whilst Proxime Accessit Brooklyn Milne clinched seven distinctions with an average of 88,7%. The top ten all achieved ‘A’ averages, which is a phenomenal feat.

“I am so incredibly proud of the 2018 group of Matric students who produced an outstanding set of results in the 2018 IEB final examinations cementing Ashton’s Academic record with another 100% pass rate,” said Mrs Jenny van Buuren. “As Senior College Head these students have made me realise why teaching was always my passion, and how these students have matured and achieved is amazing. 77 students wrote the IEB finals with 76 passing with a Bachelor Degree and one with a Diploma Pass, which still qualifies them to study at a tertiary institution,” she added.

2018 DUX Timothy Sharrock emerged as the top achiever, clinching 8 distinctions – four above 90%. Timothy scored 96% for Accounting, 95% for Mathematics, 91% for Life Orientation, 96% for Physical Sciences, 89% for Life Sciences, 88% for Advanced Programme Mathematics; 86% for Afrikaans and 84% for English, giving him an average of 91%. “These incredible results placed Timothy in the Top 1% Nationally in Accounting and Physical Sciences and on the Commendable Achievement List as he achieved within the top 5% in 5 Subjects and achieved a rating level of 7 in Life Orientation – this is certainly a highlight in the young history of this school. Timothy also sat the challenging Cambridge A Level Mathematics Examination and we look for forward to those results next week. Alongside Timothy we had 5 other students placed in the top 1% of some of their subjects. Two students achieved 7 distinctions each, one clinched 6; two students achieved 5 distinctions, and seven students clinched 4 distinctions each. Our top 10 students can be very proud of their outstanding achievement with 53 distinctions between them. Jenna Murison with 7 distinctions pipped Brooklyn Milne into 2nd position with an average of 89.1% and scored in the top 1% Nationally for Accounting, Business Studies and English with Brooklyn achieving 7 distinctions, with an average of 88,7% and placed in the top 1% Nationally for Life Orientation and Life Sciences. Alana Small placed 4th with 4 distinctions and an average of 84,5% and Mika O’Meara with 4 distinctions was 5th overall with an average of 84,7% . Sixth was Reeson Pillay with 5 distinctions and an average of 82,3% whilst Nathalie Franck, who was placed in the Top 1% Nationally for Afrikaans, with an 82% average and 5 distinctions, placed 7th. Completing the top ten was Richard Paterson with 6 distinctions and an average of 81%, but his phenomenal 98% for Mathematics placed him in the Top 1% Nationally for Mathematics. Jordan Cloete placed in the Top 1% Nationally for Mathematical Literacy and achieved 3 distinctions and an average of 80,4% and Caitlin Naidoo with 4 distinctions and an average of 80,1% completed the top ten positions.


The 77 students who wrote the examinations achieved 152 distinctions between them – an average of 2 distinctions per candidate. Over and above the results mentioned, 165 B symbols and 122 C symbols reflect the depth of our excellence. Over and above our ten students with A averages, 32 students achieved B averages and 31 students achieved C averages. These figures equate to 54,5% of our students achieving an average above 70% and a phenomenal 94,8% of our students achieving an average above 60%. “We are thrilled that the excellence that we have collectively strive for extends to all the subjects that we offer, with wonderful achievements being recorded. The zeal, commitment and tenacity of our students has reflected in their results. The students went that extra mile and pulled out all the stops to achieve their BD passes. Achieving top results is fantastic, but we acknowledge each student, who in some cases managed to increase their overall averages by two symbols. Our highly qualified and incredibly professional and dedicated teachers have empowered our students to reach their full potential, and for this we are incredibly grateful and we salute each and every one of them,” said Mrs van Buuren. “It is with great anticipation that we await the results of our Matric students who wrote the Cambridge International A and AS Level examinations,” she concluded.

Ashton’s continuous goal to strive for Excellence, was well rewarded in all our major subjects with students achieving in the top 1% Nationally in 9 different subjects, namely Accounting, Afrikaans, Business Studies, English, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy and Physical Sciences. Congratulations on these wonderful results, of which we are extremely excited to celebrate today. It was through your hard work, discipline and dedication that you have made yourselves, your families and your teachers proud,” said Mrs van Buuren at the announcement of the results to the parents and students.

For a nine year old school, these results are absolutely astonishing. A total of 11 514 full time and 858 part-time candidates wrote this year’s Independent Examinations Board final examinations, recording a 98,92% pass rate. “Success in Grade 12 is not only the combined effort of many years’ hard work, but also the support structures students have in place. Ashton’s highly qualified, professional and dedicated team of teachers have been committed, dedicated and offered amazing support. Family members, parents and friends play such an important part of their lives in the last stretch of their school career, and we are grateful to each one for the part you played,” said Mrs Van Buuren.

According to Anne Oberholzer, CEO of the IEB, education is teaching learners how to think – providing them with strategies and opportunities to apply those strategies, so that “they know what to do even when they don’t know what to do”. In other words, they have strategies they can use to find a solution to whatever situation they find themselves in. “I believe that the weekly support lessons and commitment of our staff giving selflessly of their time during holidays and weekends, resulted in the phenomenal improvement on their trial and year marks and our students definitely grew in confidence and developed strategies to tackle the unknown. Throughout the year a tremendous amount of emphasis was placed on working together with our students, strategizing and teaching them to focus on improving every mark. Emotional support was provided to build up their self-confidence, and to believe in themselves,” said Mrs Van Buuren. “Our highly qualified and incredibly professional and dedicated teachers have empowered our students to reach their full potential, and for this we are incredibly grateful and we salute and congratulate each and every one of them,” said Mr Erasmus, Managing Director of Ashton International Colleges. “Many of the above results, could not have been possible without the support of the parents, and we are very appreciative of all the parents who walked hand in hand with Ashton in this final part of their child’s journey.” "It is Ashton’s policy to strive for excellence and we are confident that our students are well prepared and ready for the next step in life,” concluded an elated Mrs van Buuren.

ASHTON INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE, BALLITO TOP STUDENTS

Timothy Sharrock – 2018 DUX and Achiever (91%) and Top 5% Nationally

8 Subjects with 8 Distinctions (Top 1% Nationally in Accounting and Physical
Sciences) and Commendable Achievement List
English Home Language (84%), Afrikaans 1st Additional Language (86%),
Mathematics (95%), Advanced Programme Mathematics (88%), Accounting (96%),
Physical Sciences (96%), Life Sciences (89%) and Life Orientation (91%)

Jenna Murison – 2nd (89,1%)

7 Subjects with 7 distinctions (Top 1% Nationally in Accounting, Business
Studies and English)
English Home Language (91%), Afrikaans 1st Additional Language (88%),
Mathematics (80%), Visual Arts (87%), Accounting (96%), Business Studies (92%)
and Life Orientation (90%)

Brooklyn Milne – 3rd (88,7%)

7 Subjects with 7 distinctions (Top 1% Nationally in Life Sciences and Life
Orientation)
English Home Language (87%), Afrikaans 1st Additional Language (84%),
Mathematics (84%), Business Studies (89%), Accounting (92%), Life Orientation
(93%) and Life Sciences (92%)

Alana Small – 4th (84,7%)

7 Subjects with 4 distinctions
Afrikaans 1st Additional Language (91%), Accounting (95%), History (82%) and Life
Orientation (92%)

Mika O’Meara - 5th (83,1%)

7 Subjects with 4 distinctions
Mathematics (88%), Life Sciences (89%), Life Orientation (91%) and Geography
(90%)

Reeson Pillay – 6th (82,3%)

7 Subjects with 5 distinctions
English Home Language(80%), Life Orientation (88%), Dramatic Arts (93%), Business
Studies (81%) and Accounting (85%)

Nathalie Franck – 7th (82%)

7 Subjects with 5 distinctions (Top 1% Nationally in Afrikaans)
Afrikaans 1st Additional Language (92%), Mathematical Literacy (82%), History (82%), Dramatic Arts (82%) and Life Orientation (84%)
Richard Paterson – 8th (81%)
8 Subjects with 6 distinctions (Top 1% Nationally for Mathematics)
English Home Language (84%), Mathematics(98%), Physical Sciences(86%),
Information Technology(80%), Life Sciences (86%), Advanced Programme
Mathematics (87%)

Jordan Cloete - 9th (80,4%)

7 Subjects – 3 distinctions (Top 1% for Mathematical Literacy)
Mathematical Literacy (96%), Geography (83%) and Life Orientation (85%)

Caitlin Naidoo - 10th (80%)

7 Subjects – 4 distinctions
Afrikaans 1st Additional Language (86%), Life Sciences (86%), Business Studies
(87%) and Life Orientation (88%)

Briony Blevin, Noluthando Dlamini, Braden Plekker and Jordan Booysen also achieved 4 distinctions

Our heartfelt thanks to all our students, staff, parents and teachers for 10 years of excellence, and very best wishes for a joyous celebratory 10th year in 2019.

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