Top performing schools in Western Cape

At the Provincial Department’s Awards ceremony held on Tuesday, a number of schools in Western Cape had secured for themselves bragging rights for Matric achievements obtained last year.

At the ceremony which held at the Leeuwenhof, Premier Helen Zille’s official residence, news24 correspondents revealed a list of top best schools that had got the nod of approval in the various categories for the year. They include:

Oude Molen Technical School which is located in Cape Town was named the best technical school in South Africa for its excellence at producing outstanding Engineers, Architects, technicians, Artisans and Scientists.

Walmer Secondary School won the highest improved pass rate at a public school with a significant improvement of 40.9 percent.

Hoërskool Hexvallei is a state school located in Voortrekkerweg, Cape Town. The school was listed among the best for having the highest increase in the number of Bachelor passes (bachelor passes -43.7 percent)

Settlers High School has also seen improvement in different ways especially in its pass rate. On the list, Settlers High School won the best school title when it comes to improvement in Mathematics due to the growth in the performances of her student.

Paul Roos Gimnasium, a government school located in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa was also awarded for its excellence. The boys school has the highest number of Maths and Physical Science passes in its category.

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Spine Road Secondary School is one of the best Schools in Mitchell Plain.  Fortunately, at the Provincial Department’s Awards ceremony the school was named the best for having the highest number of English Home language passes and for witnessing massive improvement in Physical Science.

Proteus Sekondêre Skool was another public school that won big at the event. Located in Protea Park Atlantis, Western Cape Town, the school improved the most in Engineering, Graphics, Design and Civil technology.

Oval North Secondary School also got some attention at the ceremony. The public school in Mitchells Plain was named the best in Engineering Graphics and Design thanks to the number of passes seen in those courses.

Bellville Technical High School grabbed the best in the number of passes in Civil Engineering. The school works to offer hundred percent pass rate in all grades and believe it can achieve that despite all odds facing recent educational sphere.

Bernadino Heights Sekondêre Skool has seen growth in more ways than one and that includes in the school’s Accounting. It won mightily for having more passes in the course.

Elsiesrivier Sekondêre Skool made the list for having the greatest number of Accounting passes. The school is comfortably located in Elsie’s River, Western Cape.

Belgravia Secondary School was acclaimed for making a great improvement in English Home Language Passes. Also known as Belgravia High School, the English-medium School can be found in a district in Cape Town called Athlone.

Knysna Sekondêre Skool (a public co-ed school) and Pacaltsdorp Sekondêre Skool (a public secondary school) are said to have improved the most in Afrikaan Home language passes.

George Sekondêre Skool, an Afrikaans-medium school in George has the highest number of Afrikaans Home Language passes. Founded in 1947, the school was also named as one of the 10 Arts and culture focus schools to be set up by Western Cape Education Department. It has over one thousand students and thirty educators.

Manzomthombo Secondary School is located in a town that basically speaks Xhosa; Mfuleni. The school was recognized for showing the most significant improvement in the number of passes of isiXhosa Home Language.

Bloekombos Secondary School a state school in Cape Town was also praised for having the highest number of isiXhosa Home Language passes.

Centre for Science and Technology and Hoërskool Parel Vallei (a dual-medium co-ed high school) got praised for its vast improvement in Information Technology passes.

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Cape Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology, a co-educational public school, located in the Constantia Valley of Cape Town has the highest number of passes seen in IT. The school is relatively new having been established in 2004. Basically, the school offers science courses to students with past disadvantaged families as part of the government strategy to encourage people to get skills.

Groote Schuur High School, an English-medium school established in 1959 as a co-educational Afrikaans High School grew the most in Computer Applications Technology while Atlantis Sekondere Skool has the highest number of computer Applications Technology passes.

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