Class of 2019 – St Alban’s Excellence

Class of 2019 – St Alban’s Excellence

St Alban’s College, a leading, forward-looking, innovative and vibrant independent Anglican Boys’ school in Pretoria, has achieved outstanding Matric results with 88% of students receiving a university exemption (105 out of 119 candidates met the minimum requirements for Bachelor Degree Studies).

St Alban’s Headmaster, Shane Kidwell, said: “St Alban’s continues to focus on preparing young men for life after school and we are proud to celebrate the diligence and commitment of the Class of 2019. St Alban’s College continues to prepare students with the skills they will need to thrive in the 21st century and we are proud of the significant difference Albanians are making all around the world. The staff and the community at large congratulate this group of Matrics warmly and are immensely proud of their achievements.”

Louis Nel, an award-winning pianist, achieved the highest aggregate, earning a level 7 (80% or above) in ten subjects with an aggregate of 88.4%. Louis also qualified for the IEB commendable achievements list, which honours students who are in the top 5% in the country in five subjects.

Louis was followed by Udo Bohmer, Bradley Leonard, Franco Uys and Aaron Viljoen, all of whom achieved a level seven in seven subjects. Candidates who achieved a level 7 in six subjects were Ruben Grobler, Sebastianos Papavarnavas and Lewis Seymour. Ryan Crewe-Brown and Alexander Mohktari received a level 7 in five subjects.

National Achievements:

IEB commendable achievements: Louis Nel

Congratulations to the following boys who achieved marks that were in the Top 1% of candidates for a specific subject in the IEB:

• Udo Bohmer for Afrikaans 

• Louis Nel for Mathematics and Music

• Bradley Leonard for Physical Sciences

• Sebastianos Papavarnavas for Visual Art

St Alban’s College writes the National Senior Certificate examination conducted by the Independent Examination Board (IEB) which is an internationally recognized qualification. St Alban’s currently has past students studying in South Africa, the United Kingdom, Europe and the USA and it is good to know that our current students will be able to take up their studies at national or international universities of their choice. The examination was conducted in accordance with the provisions of UMALUSI which has approved the results.

Said Kidwell: “The Matrics of 2019 follow in a rich tradition of academic excellence, but they have also developed the skills which will equip them to find their element and  follow their passion as they enter this next phase of their lives. The College has a bright future and will be opening its doors to 580+ students in 2020. The Class of 2019 completed their careers confidently and the outcome, once again, confirms that at St Alban’s College, young men thrive in an environment which encourage them to think for themselves, solve real-life problems and ultimately urges them to make a difference for good, in a world which is continually changing and evolving”.