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Matric Results 2023

Class of 2023 does us proud

Hilton College’s class of 2023 produced an excellent set of matric results, achieving a 100% pass rate and a record number of distinctions per candidate.

Of the school’s 118 matric candidates, 102 wrote the IEB examinations and 16 sat the full Cambridge A Levels.

Unlike most schools in its league, Hilton College is not academically selective, meaning the school does not subject applicants to entrance exams.

“An average of 2.8 A symbols per candidate is an excellent achievement in and of itself, but it is even more remarkable considering our school is not academically selective. We are delighted with our matric results, which are a testimony to our exceptional academic staff and learner support programme, and an excellent effort on the part of our boys. Almost every matriculant from the class of 2023 did himself proud in these final exams,” says headmaster George Harris.

IEB top achievers (102 candidates out of 118)
The class of 2023 achieved a record number of distinctions per candidate – an average of 2.8 – with 96% of candidates meeting the requirement for Bachelor’s degree studies.

Hilton College Scholar of the Year is Khanya Mhlongo, who achieved seven distinctions and an average of 91%. Khanya, who was the deputy head of school last year, has been accepted to Yale University and a number of other leading universities. He plans to read a degree in Economics. The Proxime Accessit, head of school Matthew Stewart, also achieved seven distinctions and an average of 89%. Matthew is going to Stellenbosch University to read Accounting Sciences.

Nine Hilton College boys achieved marks placing them in the top 1% of candidates in their subjects. They are: Khanya Mhlongo (for Economics, English, History, Life Orientation); Guy Harcourt (for Economics, Geography, History); Zimele Khumalo (Mathematics); Jason Sasse (Economics); Jehan Thipanyane-Said (History); Benjamin Guimaraens (Life Orientation); Brian Thomson (Life Orientation); Matthew Peters (Life Orientation); and Caleb Venter (Life Orientation).

Three Hilton College boys are on the IEB’s Commendable Achievement list for obtaining marks placing them in the top 5% in five subjects and achieving a rating level of 7 in Life Orientation nationally. They are Luke Hancock, Guy Harcourt and Matthew Stewart.

Also, among the school’s top achieving IEB candidates are Nic Thorburn, who achieved nine distinctions, and Ben Kok and Nkululeko Ngcobo, who achieved eight distinctions each.

Mrs Hanlie Dry, the school’s director of academics, says Hilton College’s class of 2023 has done the school proud. “We are thrilled with our results. Our boys are to be commended for their hard work and our staff for their dedication and excellence.”

All of Hilton’s IEB students who have applied to top South African universities have been accepted and many are awaiting acceptances from top international universities.

A Level top achievers (16 candidates out of 118)
Hilton College produced its second cohort of A-Level graduates in 2023. Two of the school’s A-Level candidates – Gabriel Njonjo and Connor Woods – achieved three As and almost 90% of the symbols achieved by Hilton’s A-Level candidates ranged from an A to a C.

“All of Hilton’s A-Level boys have achieved results that would enable access to a tertiary institution of their choice,” says James Webb, the Director of International Learning at Hilton College.

Gabriel Njonjo has already been accepted to the University of Leeds and has also applied to Imperial College London. He plans to read towards an Actuarial Science degree. Connor Woods has already been accepted to Bond University in Australia and has applied to the University of St Andrews and the University of Bath. He would like to read towards a degree in psychology and economics with a view to a career in behavioural economics.

IEB results in summary:

  • 102 candidates
  • 100% pass rate, 96% Bachelor’s degree pass
  • An average of 2.8 distinctions per candidate
  • Three candidates on the IEB Commendable Achievement list
  • Nine candidates in the top 1% for at least one subject each
  • One candidate with nine A symbols; two with eight A symbols; four candidates with seven As; and XXXX candidates with six As
  • A total of 48 candidates achieved three distinctions or more
  • 38.6% A symbols
  • 85.5% of symbols achieved were a C or higher

A-Level results in summary:

  • 16 candidates
  • Two candidates achieved three A symbols
  • 87% of symbols achieved ranged from an A to a C
  • 20% of subject A-Level results were over 80%

Summary of distinctions

Nine Distinctions (1 boy)
Nic Thorburn

Eight Distinctions (2 boys)
Ben Kok, Nkululeko Ngcobo

Seven Distinctions (4 boys)
Khanya Mhlongo, Bandile Shabala, Luke Hancock, Matthew Stewart

Six Distinctions (8 boys)
Jonathan Braithwaite, Michael Capes, Guy Harcourt, Benjamin McGuigan, Teboho Pakkies, Jason Sasse, Stefan Swart, Jehan Thipanyane-Said

Five Distinctions (12 boys)
Ross Boast, Jonathan Bregman-Frangos, Matthew Hayes, Daniel Holtzhauzen, Oliver Joyner, Zimele Khumalo, Joel Kitshoff, Molebogeng Legodi, Ruben Marx, Thomas Peattie, Caleb Venter, Mathubamahle Xaba

Four Distinctions (11 boys)
Joshua Black, Murray Brink, Benjamin Guimaraens, Kearabetswe Khoele, Tawanda Kugotsi, Nicholas McLeod, Matthew Peters, Michael Sara, PJ van der Walt, Christopher Wanless, Luke Watt

Three Distinctions (11 boys)
Adam Cole, Brett Cutting, Kwanele Gumbi, Jack Hampson, Dale Herbert, Ronan Keogh, Caine Letschert, Hylton Lötter, James Morrison, Rorisang Nkosi, Nkosiyethu Shozi

Two Distinctions (16 boys)
Stuart Baker, Hlumelo Conjwa, James Daniels, Nathan Denenga, Zukhanye Fatyi, Kieran Griffin, Luke Horak, Onke Kweyama, Lehlohonolo Lethole, Minenhle Makhathini, Saphiwa Nzimande, James Ogilvie, Luke Rowe, Reneiloe Seopa, Brian Thomson, Jordan Udal

One Distinction (17 boys)
Jordan Benians, Gregory Braithwaite, Oscar Bredenkamp, Roelof Engelbrecht, Mihle Gazi, Andrew Harding, Tayedza Jaravaza, Jan Joubert-Bouwer, Zakhele Khumalo, Akhona Kunene, Thabelo Letjama, Ivan Lockem, Oliver Mann, Similo Mkhungo, Ntuma Moagi, Liso Ngoqo, Luke Warren

Top Achievers: A Levels

Three A symbols
Gabriel Njonjo, Connor Woods

Two A symbols
Senathi Makola

One A symbol
Jason Dix, Daniel Hathorn, Wian Liebenberg

*According to the Stellenbosch University benchmark test an A-Level A is equal to 90% in the same subject at IEB.

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