Diocesan School for Girls Dux scholar, Nicola Ralston (Port Elizabeth), has been placed on the IEB Merit list for Outstanding Achievement.
This means she is placed in the top 5% nationally across six subjects and attained a Level 7 for Life Orientation. Nicola was also the top IEB matriculant in the Eastern Cape. Caroline Shuter (Johannesburg) was placed in the top 1% nationally in three subjects: Geography, Life Sciences and Mathematics.
The following girls achieved a full house of Seven Distinctions: Emma Brockwell (Bedford); Caroline Cotton (Grahamstown); Nicola Ralston (Port Elizabeth); Avia Repapis (Grahamstown) and Caroline Shuter (Johannesburg).
A further six girls attained six distinctions. They were: Kate Allanson (Port Elizabeth); Caydn Barker (Grahamstown); Sasha Domnick (Johannesburg); Julia Kirkpatrick (Johannesburg); Kelly-Anne Shaw (Botswana) and Teagan Thompson (Port Elizabeth).
Five girls attained five distinctions: Kate McMaster (Cape Town); Carla Norris (Kenya); Julia Parton (Cape Town); Kesia van der Merwe (Grahamstown) and Olivia Wright (Grahamstown).
Eleven girls attained four distinctions and a further 12 achieved three.
In addition to this, the DSG girls attained an outstanding 230 subject distinctions and 233 B symbols. This means that 38% of all symbols achieved by the 86 candidates were distinctions and 39% were B symbols.
“We are proud of our academic record which I know can be largely attributed to the strong work ethic among our pupil body, good parental support and a well-trained, committed and dedicated academic staff. I congratulate the entire team,” said Principal Shelley Frayne.
The following girls have been placed in the top 1% in the country for individual subjects:
Geography: Caroline Shuter and Kelly-Anne Shaw
IsiXhosa First Additional Language: Ntombizethu Mpahla and Achumile Sintwa
Life Sciences: Caroline Shuter
Mandarin Second Additional Language: Yingge Wang
Mathematical Literacy: Victoria Barnes
Mathematics: Caydn Barker and Caroline Shuter