Kingswood College wishes to congratulate the Matric Class of 2022 on producing some wonderful results in their final examinations. The results produced by this year’s class reflect not only the dedication and perseverance of our pupils, but also the committed academic staff who helped make these results possible.
Mr Leon Grové, Kingswood College Head, said: “The Kingswood College community celebrates all of our matriculants on an outstanding set of results in the 2022 IEB assessment. These results are a testament to the hard work, perseverance, encouragement, and resilience of our pupils, their teachers, and their families. We are encouraged that our future will be led by young men and women who have learnt the importance of critical thinking, curiosity, and compassion.”
Two of our pupils, Catherine Williamson and Taryn-Rae Brown received a full house of distinctions. Taryn-Rae Brown placed in the Top 1% for English Home Language and Life Orientation while Catherine Williamson made the Top 1% for Dramatic Arts and Geography. Isabella Domingo also placed in the Top 1% for Dramatic Arts.
“Kingswood helped me develop the extremely important life skill of time management and balancing various aspects in my life. The school helped me to ensure that there is always an equilibrium between having fun, finding joy, and making time for friends and being committed to giving my best in all that I do” Catherine Williamson, 2022 Headgirl and Dux Scholar
Catherine Williamson, our 2022 Headgirl and Dux Scholar received a full set of distinctions with an overall average of 93%. Catherinewhocomes from Makhanda (Grahamstown, Eastern Cape) has also made the IEB Outstanding Achievements List, awarded, to pupils who have ranked in the Top 5% in six or more subjects and who have achieved a rating level of seven in Life Orientation. Catherine joined Kingswood College in Grade 8 and during her time at Kingswood excelled in the academic, sporting and cultural spheres. She was awarded her Academic Honours in 2021 and over her five years at Kingswood she received Honours for Water Polo and Swimming. She also received her Gold Award for the President’s Award and Cultural Honours for Dramatic Arts. Catherine will be working in Cape Town this year until she leaves for America to further her studies and play Water Polo.
We asked Catherine what the most important thing is that Kingswood has taught her: “Kingswood helped me develop the extremely important life skill of time management and balancing various aspects in my life. The school helped me to ensure that there is always an equilibrium between having fun, finding joy, and making time for friends and being committed to giving my best in all that I do”.
“Be gentle with yourself if you don’t accomplish everything you set out to do. Life is busy, and you are human. You are worth so much more than your external achievements”. Taryn-Rae Brown, advice to 2023 Matric Class
Taryn-Rae Brown (Makhanda, Eastern Cape) also achieved a full set of distinctions with an overall average of 91%. Taryn placed in the top 1% for English Home Language and Life Orientation. Taryn started her journey at Kingswood College in the Pre-Primary. She is a keen academic, received her Academic Honours in her Grade 11 year, and achieved her Cultural Honours for Debating in 2022. Taryn is also a talented ballroom dancer and received her Colours for Ballroom Dancing last year.
Taryn will be going to Rhodes University this year to study Computer Science and Linguistics. Her advice to the Matric Class of the 2023: “Be gentle with yourself if you don’t accomplish everything you set out to do. Life is busy, and you are human. You are worth so much more than your external achievements”.
We congratulate Carla Bristow and Luke Kelly on receiving six (6) distinctions in their final examinations.
Luke Kelly (Mazabuko, Zambia) our Head Boy for 2022 received an overall average of 86%. He obtained six (6) distinctions for Accounting, English Home Language, Information Technology, Life Orientation, Mathematics and Physical Science. Luke is a man of varied talents, having achieved his Academic Honours in his Grade 11 year as well as his Honours for Cricket and Squash and Colours for Hockey for his contributions to these sporting codes. Luke is also an accomplished musician and was in the Top 1% in the International Benchmarking Test for Mathematics in his Grade 11 year.
Luke says that one of the things that Kingswood taught him was “the realisation that everywhere you go you leave a legacy in the hearts of those around you. What that legacy is, is defined by the impact and positive influence you have when you devote yourself to helping others achieve their potential”.
Carla Bristow (Cathcart, Eastern Cape) achieved an overall average of 82%, receiving distinctions in the following subjects: Afrikaans First Additional Language, English Home Language, Geography, Life Orientation, Life Sciences and Mathematics. Carla achieved her Academic Honours last year and she approached her studies with an exceptional level of diligence. Carla will be pursuing studies in veterinary science or agronomy this year and says that Kingswood College taught her the importance of friendship and camaraderie – “to stick together and to support one another in the face of adversity”.
Three of our pupils, Isabella Domingo, Aphiwe Mvunelwa and Adam Young each achieved five (5) distinctions in their final exams.
Isabella Domingo received five (5) distinctions and has been ranked in the Top 1% in the country for Dramatic Arts. Isabella says that her teachers were instrumental in helping her to prepare for the final examinations: “My teachers were extremely helpful in the run-up to the final examinations. They were able to give us old IEB papers to work through and equipped us with the tools we needed to sit for these exams. It is due to their dedication and vigorous feedback on my preliminary examinations that it made the final exams far less stressful and difficult than I had anticipated”. Isabella will be taking a working gap year this year teaching English as a foreign language.
Aphiwe Mvunelwa who comes from Port Alfred (Eastern Cape) received five (5) distinctions. She received distinctions in the following subjects: Dramatic Arts, Economics, History, isiXhosa First Additional Language and Life Orientation. Aphiwe’s advice to the 2023 Matric Class is to “put in work and work harder than ever before so you know at the end that you have done your absolute best”.
Adam Young (Makhanda, Grahamstown) also received five (5) subject distinctions in Engineering Graphics and Design, Information Technology, Mathematics and Advanced Mathematics (Calculus and Algebra). Adam has recently immigrated to Perth in Australia and will be studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Western Australia. Adam began his Kingswood journey in Grade R, at the Kingswood Pre-Primary and achieved his Academic Honours at the start of his Matric year.
Kingswood also wishes to recognise the accomplishments of the following pupils, Nana Abebreseh, Callum Conradie, Leah Jonas, Anna-Leigh Mackay, Benedict Morrison, Thabo Mosime, Yolo Nxusani, Lara Pinheiro-Figueira and Maatla Sithole who all achieved three (3) distinctions in their final examinations.
We once again congratulate the compliment of 2022 Matric pupils on their results. These results show a positive step toward pursuing their chosen post-school careers and we wish them all the best in their future endeavours.