A young girl from St Michael’s School for Girls (SMS) in Bloemfontein, Ntoetse Molapo, who was among the top performers in her class, says she is looking forward to transitioning from a secondary to a tertiary institution now that she is done with high school.
Molapo, who was still 16 years old while she was writing her final matric exams, obtained six distinctions out of her eight subjects with an overall average of 84.38 %. She turned 17 in December and says she will be studying Medicine at the University of the Free State this year.
Molapo says though she expected to do well, there was always a bit of fear that she might be a bit overconfident, however, the support of friends and family helped her a lot with her final school year.
Educator for Life Sciences, Melanie Schoeman, who attributes the success of learners to the dedication the teachers have towards the learners, says “We’re always prepared when we arrive at the school, so I think it’s consistent hard work.”
Among others in SMS’s 2016 class that performed well are Vicky Feng, who received seven distinctions, Refentse Malatji, who received five distinctions, Ida Beukes, Micaele Wille and Itumeleng Motsoika, who all received four distinctions. The school obtained a 100% pass rate for its 37th consecutive year with a 93% bachelors pass rate.
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