“I am so incredibly proud of the 2020 Cambridge IGCSE students who worked so hard to achieve outstanding results in their November 2020 IGCSE (International General Certificate in Secondary Education),” said an elated Senior College Head, Jenny van Buuren.
“We recently received the exciting news that Sashna Govender clinched the spot of the Top Student in South Africa for Accounting and Danielle Boshoff is the Top Student in the World for Afrikaans as a Second Language and Physical Science. This is a phenomenal achievement!”
Sashna Govender Achieved 98% for Accounting to give her the top spot in South Africa. Sashna’s other marks were also fantastic, all above 92% with a 95.67% average. She achieved 98% for Mathematics, 97% for Physical Science, 95% for Afrikaans, 94% for English and 92% for Business.
“With 99% for Afrikaans as a Second Language and 98% for Physical Science and an average of 96.67%, we are thrilled that Danielle Boshoff was announced as the Top Student in the World for these two subjects”, said Jenny van Buuren. Danielle’s other results are also exceptional with 97% for Accounting, 98% for Biology, 96% for Mathematics and 92% for English.
Each year Cambridge rewards a number of students for their excellent results. For the November 2020 Examinations, there were seven subjects where SA students achieved top marks. “This year Danielle clinched the prestigious spot as the Top Student in two subjects. Over 140 countries and 4500 schools write these examinations. To achieve this is simply extraordinary.”
The Senior College teachers’ dedication and commitment to assisting the students achieve excellence is evident every day, says Mrs van Buuren. Bearing in mind that eighty percent of the preparations for these examinations were done online during lockdown, the IGCSE students achieved a one hundred percent pass rate with an average of five distinctions per candidate and all of the students achieved an average of 73% and above. “I am so proud of the students and the teachers for the hours of work they put in. Their hard work paid off”, concluded Mark Charlesworth, Academic Head of the Senior College. A true reflection of not only heart, spirit, character and courage, but one of dedication, commitment and having specialised teachers at Ashton.