Overberg Business Studies Top Performers
22 October 2020
Overberg High School and Emil Weder Secondary School were the joint first place winners of the Overberg Business Studies Top Performers Challenge.
They had an 11-point lead over Gansbaai Academia in second place with 131 points and Swellendam High School in third place with 126 points.
The challenge was initiated this year by Shaun van der Walt, Curriculum Adviser for Business Studies and Economic and Management Sciences in the Overberg Education District to help Grade 12 learners prepare for trial and final exams.
Each week, from the beginning of September to 8 October 2020, one of the top teachers, some have been National Senior Certificate markers for years, tutored an essay question, followed by an online quiz. Each school’s team competed against each other.
Van der Walt said the challenge was intended to help learners master the art of essay writing.
Essay questions account for 40 marks in a question paper and test learners’ ability to apply the theory of the subject to real world circumstances.
Overberg High, Swellendam High and Hermanus High School were the top participating schools.
The top three brainiest business leaders were Akisha Johannes from Gansbaai Academia with an 87% average, Jaden Kallides with an average of 84% and Niel-Mari van der Westhuizen with 78% of Overberg High School.
Ke-Andra Gaffley of Swellendam High was the top participating learner.
We are proud of this group of learners who worked very hard and we look forward to their results in the final exams.