Congratulations to our Class of 2018

Rites of passage are important in life, especially as we mature into adulthood. Primary and Secondary schooling is littered with opportunities to mark achievements that indicate successful graduation from one state to the next.

Academic achievement has traditionally had a somewhat narrow focus of results only. Experience in the workplace and adulthood has, however, highlighted the shortfall of a narrow criterion for success at reaching the final milestone of secondary school. At Hilton College, our focus on a plan for every boy aims to step away from employing a blunt, narrow focus on results only but rather to measure our success across a range of indicators that we believe will shape our young men into men of significance in their adult lives.

Our measure for a young man completing his Matric includes among other attributes, an analysis of his understanding of the following: maturity, motivation for life, empathy, service, leadership, tolerance, humility, courage, understanding spirituality and a growing knowledge of self.

As we challenge our boys to achieve these deeper attributes we find that academic results begin to take care of themselves. Boys become captains of their own futures, learning to take ownership of their own learning; the ultimate criterion for developing significance in their future.

It is against this backdrop that we are especially proud of the Class of 2018. It has been an extraordinarily positive year that has brought great reward.

Hilton College Matric Results in Summary:

  • 100% pass rate
  • 108 of our 113 matriculants (96%) have achieved a Bachelor’s Degree pass 
  • A further four boys have been granted the opportunity to write supplementary examinations with the possibility of upgrading their results to a Bachelor’s Degree pass
  • 2.24 As per candidate
  • 30 boys received four distinctions or more
  • A Hilton boy featured amongst the top 1% of subject candidates on 21 occasions
  • Two boys have been recognised on the IEB’s Outstanding Achievement List

Special mention must be made of the following boys:

(subjects for which a distinction was obtained are in brackets)
(* Denotes that candidate finished in the top 1% nationally in at least one subject)

Nine distinctions

  • Matthew KarlsonRecognised on IEB’S Outstanding Achievement List(Advanced Programme Mathematics, Afrikaans First Additional Language, Economics, English Home Language, Information Technology*, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics*, Physical Sciences*)

Eight distinctions

  • Niaan TaljaardRecognised on IEB’S Outstanding Achievement List, Hilton College Scholar of the Year (Accounting*, Advanced Programme Mathematics, Afrikaans First Additional Language*, English Home Language*, Life Orientation*, Life Sciences, Mathematics*, Physical Sciences*)
  • Michael Makris (Advanced Programme Mathematics, Afrikaans First Additional Language, Economics*, English Home Language, Geography*, Life Orientation, Mathematics*, Physical Sciences)

Seven distinctions

  • Joseph Elphick  (Accounting, Afrikaans First Additional Language, English Home Language, French Second Additional Language, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics)
  • James Hickinbotham  (Accounting, Advanced Programme English, English Home Language, History, Life Orientation, Mathematics, Physical Sciences)
  • Fayaz Ismail  (Accounting, Advanced Programme Mathematics, English Home Language, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics*, Physical Sciences)
  • Marcus Montague Mfuni (Economics, English Home Language, French Second Additional Language, Information Technology, Life Orientation, Mathematics, Physical Sciences)
  • Keigo Nagai  (Advanced Programme Mathematics, Economics, French Second Additional Language, Information Technology, Life Orientation, Mathematics*, Physical Sciences)

Six distinctions

  • Nicholas Bennett  (English Home Language, Geography*, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences)
  • Douglas Dorward (English Home Language, History, Information Technology, Life Orientation*, Mathematics, Visual Arts*)
  • Nicholas Freemantle (English Home Language, Geography, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences)
  • Thomas Grubb (Economics, English Home Language*, History, Life Orientation*, Life Sciences, Mathematics)
  • Connor Russell (English Home Language, Geography*, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences)

Five distinctions

  • Jacob Chidawaya (English Home Language, Life Orientation, Mathematics, Music, Physical Sciences)
  • Sampa Chikwanda (Economics, French Second Additional Language, Information Technology, Life Orientation, Mathematics)
  • Luyanda Cingo (Accounting, Economics, English Home Language, Life Orientation, Mathematics)
  • Brendan Doyle  (English Home Language, Geography, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics)
  • John Giessing (Afrikaans First Additional Language, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Physical Sciences)
  • Zanesizwe Ndebele  (Economics, French Second Additional Language, Isizulu First Additional Language, Life Orientation, Mathematics)
  • Stuart Roy (Accounting, Economics, English Home Language, Life Orientation, Mathematics)
  • Jared Venter (Accounting, Afrikaans First Additional Language, Economics, Geography, Life Orientation)
  • Jonty Weidemann  (English Home Language, History, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics)

Four distinctions

  • Olav Aadnesgaard (English Home Language, History, Life Orientation, Mathematics)
  • Grant Cousins (Accounting, Economics, Life Orientation, Mathematics)
  • Michael Harding (Accounting, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics)
  • Thato Modise (Accounting, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematics)
  • Nathan Rüegg (Geography, German Second Additional Language, Life Orientation, Visual Arts)
  • Matthew Ten Hope  (Accounting, Economics, Geography, Mathematics)
  • Bryce Trodd  (Economics, Geography, Life Orientation, Mathematics)
  • Cedric Tsai (Accounting, French Second Additional Language, Life Orientation, Mathematics)

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