SCOTTSVILLE Secondary School in Kraaifontein has recorded the greatest improvement in the NSC pass rate, from 29.5% in 2020 to 64.0% in 2021.
This, with a similar number of matrics writing in both years
They also achieved a 22.5% bachelors pass rate – double what it was last year.
Education MEC Debbie Schäfer congratulated principal Henry Hockey and his team.
“A number of other schools have also achieved impressive increases in their pass rate,” Schäfer said.
Range Secondary School: 77.4% (+29.6)
Y2K College: 95.2% (+27.7) – independent
Silverstream Secondary School: 62.5% (+27.5)
Manenberg Secondary School: 57.3% (+27.3)
Steenberg Secondary School: 92.7% (+26.2)
Brandvlei Youth Centre: 94.7% (+25.9) – independent
Mandlenkosi Secondary School: 80.0% (+25.8)
“I can also report the number of underperforming schools achieving a pass rate of less than 60% has decreased this year, from 52 in 2020 to 40 in 2021. (We use the 60% pass rate level to determine which schools need attention, rather than the 40% level used by the DBE.) This is a large improvement, and impressive during a pandemic, and we congratulate all the schools who upped their game in challenging conditions. We will work closely with the remaining underperforming schools to ensure that they, too, can improve their results.”
The Metro East Education District had the second largest increase in pass rate from 73.24% in 2020 to 77.14% in 2021.
District results were as follows:
Cape Winelands: 76.31% (-2.15)
Eden and Central Karoo: 84.33% (+5.26)
Metro Central: 82.76% (-0.01)
Metro East: 77.14% (+3.90)
Metro North: 85.87% (+0.76)
Metro South: 79.66% (+1.41)
Overberg: 81.55% (+1.11)
West Coast: 80.68% (-1.54)