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WESTERN CAPE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION 2010

AWARDS TO SCHOOLS

CATEGORY 1 - EXCELLENCE IN ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

In the category of academic excellence there are two sub-categories: excellence in academic achievement in the context within which the school operates and excellence according to a set of given criteria.

Category 1a: Excellence in academic achievement in the social context within which the school operates

In this category, awards are presented to eight schools where the academic performance in 2010 illustrates meritorious outcomes relative to the context within which the school operates and where there is consistency in the number of candidates (at least 90% of the previous 3 years). The 'context within which a school operates' is based on the quintile (1 - 3) and a pass rate of at least 75%. 'Meritorious outcomes' will be based on both number of candidates that wrote (minimum of 35) and the number of candidates who obtained the National Senior Certificate with access to Bachelors Degree.

Each school will receive an award of R20 000 for the purchase of teaching and learning support material.

No. SCHOOL NAME NQ No of learners with access to Bachelors Degree Pass rate 2010
1. Masibambane Secondary School NQ1 47 95.65%
2. Matthew Goniwe Memorial High School NQ2 39 86.89%
3. Masiphumelele High School NQ3 41 82.4%
4. Sophumelela Secondary School NQ3 31 78.7%
5. Mfuleni High School NQ3 38 77.78%
6. Fezeka High School NQ3 51 75.4%
7. New Orleans SekondÍre Skool NQ3 59 75.2%
8. Manzomthombo Secondary School NQ3 42 75%


Category 1b: Excellence according to a set of given criteria

In this category, awards are made to the top ten schools in the province (including independent schools) that have achieved excellence in academic results in 2010, based on the following criteria:
  • Consistency in number of grade 12 candidates over a period of 3 years (at least 90%) of previous years
  • an overall pass rate of at least 95% in 2010
  • % of candidates with access to Bachelor's degree

Each school will receive an award of R15 000 for the purchase of teaching and learning support material.

No. School name Pass rate 2010 Access to Bachelors degree
1. Herschel Girls School 100% 100%
2. Springfield Convent of the Holy Rosary 100% 100%
3. Westerford High School 100% 99.3%
4. Diocesan College 100% 99.2%
5. Rustenburg High School for Girls 100% 97.5%
6. HoŽr Meisieskool Bloemhof 100% 97.1%
7. Rhenish Girls' High School 100% 96.7%
8. Rondebosch Boys' High School 100% 92.4%
9. HoŽr Jongenskool Paarl 99.47% 91.01%
10. Wynberg Boys' High School 100% 87.6%


CATEGORY 2 - MOST IMPROVED SCHOOLS

Category 2a: Most improved Public schools

Awards will be made to ten school that have shown the greatest improvement in the numbers passing over the period 2008-2010 while maintaining or increasing enrolment levels of full-time candidates in Grade 12

Each school will receive an award of R10 000 for the purchase of teaching and learning support material.

No. SCHOOL NAME Improvement in no. of passes from 2008-2010
1. Zola Senior Secondary School 97
2. Oval North Secondary School 65
3. Worcester SekondÍre Skool 60
4. Inkwenkwezi Secondary School 47
5. Brackenfell High School 46
6. HoŽr Jongenskool Paarl 44
7. Masiphumelele High School 44
8. Rusthof SekondÍre Skool 43
9. Masibambane Secondary School 41
10. HoŽrskool Jan van Riebeeck 40


CATEGORY 3 - EXCELLENCE AND IMPROVEMENT IN INDIVIDUAL SUBJECTS

Each school will receive an award of R2 500 for the purchase of teaching and learning support material.

Category 3a: Mathematics

Excellence in Mathematics

This is awarded to ONE school in the province that excelled by producing the highest number of passes at 30% and above in Mathematics. The school must have a minimum of 35 candidates who wrote Mathematics.

No. SCHOOL NAME No of passes at 30% and above
1. Paul Roos Gimnasium 195 passes

Improvement in Mathematics

This is awarded to ONE school in the province that showed the greatest improvement in the numbers of candidates passing Mathematics at 30% and above in 2010 compared to 2009. The school must have a minimum of 35 candidates who wrote Mathematics in 2009 and 2010.

No. SCHOOL NAME Improvement 2009 -2010 at 30%
1. HoŽr Jongenskool Paarl 31 passes


Category 3b: Physical Sciences

Excellence in Physical Sciences

This is awarded to ONE school in the province that excelled by producing the highest number of passes at 30% and above in Physical Sciences. The school must have a minimum of 35 candidates who wrote Physical Sciences.

No. SCHOOL NAME No of passes at 30% and above
1. HoŽrskool Outeniqua 150 passes

Improvement in Physical Sciences

This is awarded to TWO This is awarded to TWO schools in the province that showed the greatest improvement in the numbers of candidates passing Physical Sciences at 30% and above in 2010 compared to 2009. The school must have a minimum of 35 candidates who wrote Physical Sciences in and 2010. in the province that showed the greatest improvement in the numbers of candidates passing Physical Sciences at 30% and above in 2010 compared to 2009. The school must have a minimum of 35 candidates who wrote Physical Sciences in and 2010.

No. SCHOOL NAME Improvement 2009 -2010 at 30%
1. Matthew Goniwe Memorial High School 31 passes
1. Manzomthombo Secondary Schooll 31 passes


Category 3c: Accounting

Excellence in Accounting

This is awarded to ONE school in the province that excelled by producing the highest number of passes at 30% and above in Accounting. The school must have a minimum of 35 candidates who wrote Accounting.

No. SCHOOL NAME No of passes at 30% and above
1. Paul Roos Gimnasium 127 passes

Improvement in Accounting

This is awarded to ONE school in the province that showed the greatest improvement in the numbers of candidates passing Accounting at 30% and above in 2010 compared to 2009. The school must have a minimum of 35 candidates who wrote Accounting in 2009 and 2010.

No. SCHOOL NAME Improvement 2009 -2010 at 30%
1. Zola Senior Secondary 21 passes


Category 3d: Life Sciences

Excellence in Life Sciences

This is awarded to ONE school in the province that excelled by producing the highest number of passes at 30% and above in Life Sciences. The school must have a minimum of 35 candidates who wrote Life Sciences.

No. SCHOOL NAME No of passes at 30% and above
1. Livingstone High School 167 passes

Improvement in Life Sciences

This is awarded to ONE school in the province that showed the greatest improvement in the numbers of candidates passing Life Sciences at 30% and above in 2010 compared to 2009. The school must have a minimum of 35 candidates who wrote Life Sciences in 2009 and 2010

No. SCHOOL NAME Improvement 2009 -2010 at 30%
1. Manzomthombo Secondary School 63 passes


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