Dear St Benedict’s Community

Matric Class of 2022 IEB Examination Results

The management and staff at St Benedict’s College are delighted with the Matric results for 2022. The class of 2022 has performed extremely well and are to be commended on their overall performance in the IEB National Senior Certificate examinations.

Whilst we highlight some of the top achievers, we celebrate and give thanks for the achievements of each boy. Many of our boys have attained results in excess of their own expectations. We have encouraged the boys in our care to define and set their own personal benchmarks and to take responsibility for their own personal learning in order to realise these academic goals. Historically, St Benedict’s College has produced some outstanding matric results and this year is right up there with some of the best. The 2022 final results have been achieved through the boys’ own individual efforts, coupled with the unequivocal support from their parents and the determination of our phenomenal teachers. The results are the fruit of individual effort and the great collaboration between our boys, their peers, parents and teachers.

One hundred and thirteen boys sat the NSC examination. A summary of the results below demonstrate the calibre of teaching and learning that takes place throughout St Benedict’s College:

  • 100% Matric pass rate for the 48th consecutive year
  • 99.12% University Entrance (Bachelor Degree) passes
  • 100% of boys qualify for tertiary studies
  • 13 subjects exceed IEB national subject averages (excluding Further Studies subjects)
  • 13 subjects attained overall averages of 70% or more
  • Information Technology average of 83.24% with 18 distinctions from 25 boys
  • Life Orientation average of 82.7% with 73 distinctions from 113 boys
  • Dramatic Arts average of 80.59% with 9 distinctions from 22 boys
  • Maths average of 74.22% with 29 distinctions from 81 boys
  • English average 71.85% with 22 distinctions from 113 boys
  • Physical Science average of 70.82% with 16 distinctions from 60 boys
  • 4 boys obtained an overall Distinction Average of 90% and above
  • 26 boys obtained overall Distinction Averages of 80% and above
  • 33 boys achieved “B” averages (+70%)
  • 41 boys achieved “C” averages (+60%)
  • 113 matriculants produce 273 distinctions
  • Distinction ratio of 2.42 distinctions per matriculant!
  • Collectively the class of 2022 attained an overall average of 71.87%
  • 11 candidates obtained seven distinctions or more, they were:
    • Yan Ming (Danny) Gao – 93.57% average (11 Distinctions)
    • Thashil Mistry – 92.86% average (10 Distinctions)
    • Keaton Muller – 90.86% average (8 Distinctions)
    • Tiago Matias – 89.71% average (8 Distinctions)
    • Yabsira Gabremichael – 89.29% average (7 Distinctions)
    • Turidu Di Bella – 89% average (7 Distinctions)
    • Nicholas Mostert – 88.43 average (7 Distinctions)
    • Xavier Prospero – 88.29% average (7 Distinctions)
    • Nicholas McDonald – 87.86% average (7 Distinctions)
    • Joshua Sammons – 86.43% average (7 Distinctions)
    • Chidiebere Umah – 86.29% average (7 Distinctions)
  • Yan Ming (Danny) Gao and Thashil Mistry feature on the IEB Outstanding Achievers’ List (Top 5% nationally in 6 subjects and a distinction in Life Orientation) while Turidu Di Bella, Tiago Matias and Max Van Niekerk feature on the IEB Commendable Achievers’ List (Top 5% nationally in 5 subjects and a distinction in Life Orientation)
  • The following boys achieved results in the top 1% nationally within a subject:
    • Thashil Mistry (Afrikaans, English, Information Technology, Life Orientation)
    • Yan Ming (Danny) Gao (English, Life Orientation, Mathematics)
    • Keaton Muller (English, Life Orientation, Mathematics)
    • Yabsira Gebremichael (Business Studies, Life Orientation)
    • Nicholas Mostert (Geography)
    • Chidiebere Umah (Information Technology)
    • David Zhu (Mathematics) and
    • Joshua Adank, Tiago Matias, Matteo Perrone, Enrico Vollo, Thando Tshabalala (Life Orientation)

In addition:

  • 3 candidates obtained 6 distinctions: Ronan Kench, Max Van Niekerk and Kelvin Wei
  • 6 candidates obtained 5 distinctions: Vuyo Angura, Travis Guercio, Calum Le Roux, Chayemba Malinga, Daniele Patrizi and David Zhu
  • 15 candidates obtained 4 distinctions
  • 8 candidates obtained 3 distinctions and
  • A further 55 boys obtained 1 or 2 distinctions

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our professional and committed staff for their dedication and commitment to ensure that the boys’ academic journey was a pleasant one. We also acknowledge the loving support that the boys have received from their parents. We take this opportunity to wish the Class of 2022 the very best in their future endeavours.