Congratulations Class of 2016!

We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Matric group have produced their best set of results in the FET phase of school. At a time when we focus on results it is important to remember that it is more about the quality of the results than the results themselves. As evidence to this claim, the Class of 2016 has the highest percentage of Bachelor Degree passes (27 out of the 28 candidates) when compared to Oakhill’s recent history (since 2008, if not before) and the IEB statistics (87.6%). This is a dazzling 96.4% of our students. Not to be outdone, the other student achieved a Diploma pass and improved drastically from the Prelim to Final results (a noteworthy achievement in itself). This means that the entire Class of 2016 can go on to complete tertiary study in 2017 and beyond.

Our top achievers are listed below, but special mention must be made of Louis Maarsingh (our Dux) and Jess Gebhard, who both achieved six distinctions and aggregates over 80%. They are followed closely by Nic Reid with five distinctions, also achieving an aggregate in excess of 80%. All three students epitomise the model Oakhillian. They are sensitive; polite; courageous; considerate; resilient and involved in a myriad of activities at the school. Most of all they are humble and modest ….

Top Achievers in 2016

  • Six Distinctions
    Louis Maarsingh (Afrikaans, IT, Life Orientation, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Visual Arts)
    Jessica Gebhard (Afrikaans, Dramatic Arts, Life Sciences, Life Orientation, Mathematics, Physical Sciences)
  • Five Distinctions
    Nicolas Reid (IT, Life Orientation, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Visual Arts)
  • Three Distinctions
    Caira Bayman (Afrikaans, IT, Physical Sciences)
    Amy Lupton (History, Life Orientation, Mathematical Literacy)
  • Top 1% of candidates per subject TBC
    We a student in the top 1% of candidates per subject nationally and we congratulate him wholeheartedly: Visual Arts: Louis Maarsingh

Congratulations to these Oakhill students on their excellent achievements!

For more information on the analysis of the 2016 Matric Results, download the LETTER FROM COLLEGE ACADEMIC DIRECTOR, Andrew Browne.