Academics

De La Salle Holy Cross College follows the National Curriculum Statement as implemented by the Independent Examinations Board (IEB).

The academic curriculum comprises both the humanities and sciences, as well as examination and non-examination studies, and has been designed to meet both provincial and national requirements for all grades. The attainment of educational excellence at all levels is a primary consideration as prioritized in the appointment of qualified educators and the restriction of individual class groups to a maximum of 29 learners.

Subjects

Grade 7 and 8

Learners are required to choose between Afrikaans Second Language (Afrikaans First Additional Language) and IsiZulu Second Language (IsiZulu First Additional Language).

Learners who choose to study IsiZulu have usually studied this subject in Junior School.

Subjects studied are as follows:

  • Afrikaans or IsiZulu
  • Arts and Culture
  • Computers (Knowledge Network Programme)
  • Economic Management Science
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Life Orientation
  • Religious Education
  • Life Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science
  • Technology

Grade 9

Subjects studied are as follows:

  • Accounting
  • Afrikaans or IsiZulu
  • Arts and Culture
  • Computers (Knowledge Network Programme)
  • Economic Management Science
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Life Orientation
  • Religious Education
  • Life Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science
  • Technology

At the end of the Grade 9 year, learners are required to make a choice of subjects that they will study until Grade 12.

 

Grade 10 to 12

The following subjects are offered:

Compulsory subjects;

  • English
  • Afrikaans or IsiZulu
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
  • Life Orientation
  • Religious Education

Choice subjects (Choose 3)

  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Computers (Knowledge Network Programme)
  • Consumer Studies
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Life Science
  • Physical Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Dramatic Arts

Advanced Programme Mathematics and Advanced Programme English are offered as extra subjects. AP subjects have no influence on the final NSC, and will not appear on the final NSC certificate. A separate certificate is issued by the IEB.

Assessment Calendars & Programmes

Grade 7, 8 and 9

Examinations are written towards the end of July and November.

All work produced during the year contributes towards continuous assessment, and contributes 75% of the year mark. The July and November examinations contribute 25%.

Grade 10 and 11

Examinations are written towards the end of July and November.

All work produced during the year contributes towards continuous assessment and contributes 25% of the year mark. The July and November examinations contribute 75%.

Grade 12

At High School level the Grade 12 National Senior Certificate (NSC) is administered by the Independent Examinations Board.

Grade 12 learners will write July examinations, Preliminary Examinations in September/ October, and the Final IEB Examinations in November/December.

All work done during the year contributes towards the portfolio of work. This portfolio of work may include the July and Preliminary examinations – the requirements for each subject are different. The portfolio contributes 25% to the final result.

The Final IEB NSC Examinations usually start around the last week of October, and continue until the first week in December.

This examination contributes 75% towards the final result.

Results are usually released in the last week of December or the first week of January.

In Grade 12 there are formal assessments, the dates of which are set by the examining body (the Independent Examinations Board). These assessments cannot be missed under any circumstances. Learners are advised of these dates well in advance.

 

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Matric Results

2020

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2019

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2018

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2017

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2016

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2015

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2014

DE LA SALLE HOLY CROSS COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL is extremely proud to congratulate all our matriculants of the class of 2014 on their National Senior Certificate IEB Results.
 
100% Pass Rate in the 28 Year History of the Amalgamated College.
We would like to acknowledge all of our pupils’ efforts, from those who achieved excellence against the national benchmarks, to those who triumphed personally to achieve to their full potential.
This journey to success would not have been possible without the De La Salle Holy Cross College Family. On behalf of the 2014 Matrics we would like to thank them all for their input: The De La Salle Brothers and The Holy Cross Sisters, The Board of Governors, The Junior School Staff, Our Parents & Families, Our Friends and Our Dedicated Teachers.
Highlighted Statistics & Results:
Distinction Candidates (58% of Candidates):
8 - Alexandra Maree; Daniel Parschau.
7 - Courtney Zoghby.
6 - Shannon Davies; Ciara Flint.
5 - Colette Butler; Rebecca Herbert; Jessica McDowell-Osler; Ciara O’Donoghue; Chantal Rycroft.
4 - Michaela Gerber; Daniel Medina; Yasmin Meerholz; Angela Rosenfeldt; Zack Zornitta.
3 - Ryan Bulger; Jessica Millar; Bhavini Patel; Joy Staples.
2 - Danita De Canha; Shivara Deepchand; Conner MacKenzie; Rebecca Nevill; Robyn Pedlar; Mark Robertson; Ryan Verpoort; Ashleigh Webber.
1 - Kendra Blignaut; Jeremy Brook-Leggatt; Shinead Chadinha; Robyn De Villiers; Meghan De Wet; Raquel El Hage; Aidan Gainsford; Darragh Hourrides; Danielle Le Masson; Natacha Martins; Thabo Mkabela; Caitlin O’Connor; Simone Rodrigues; Demi-Lee Spolander; Caitlin Stainbank; Angela Sumares; Emma Zeegers.
De La Salle Holy Cross College performs in the IEB National Results:
Individual Candidates
  • Dux Scholar averaged 90% across 8 subjects and is on the IEB Commendable Achievement List
  • 23 Candidates completed additional subjects.
  • 8 Candidates in the Top 1% of the following subjects:
  • Afrikaans First Additional Language; Business Studies; Geography; History & Mathematical Literacy
Group Results (76 Candidates)
Pass Rate: 100%
  • Bachelor's Degree Studies Pass: 96% (73 Candidates)
  • Diploma Studies Pass: 4% (3 Candidates)
  • Higher Certificate Studies Pass: 0%
  • National Senior Certificate Pass: 0%
  • Did Not Qualify: 0%
  • 17 out of 20 Full Time Subjects: (85%) ABOVE the IEB Average
  • Average Result per Candidate: 70.6%
  • Average Distinctions per Candidate: 1.6
Symbol Distribution
  • 124 Distinctions (Level 7, 80–100%) 22% of all results
  • 56% of all results were 70% or higher
  • 81% of all results were above 60%. 

2013

Highlighted Statistics & Results:

Distinction Candidates (63% of Candidates):
11 - Patrick Boroughs.
10 - Alexandra Gouveia.
9 - Nicholas Brink.
8 - Thomas Hopkins.
7 - Devin Azzie, Antonio De Freitas, Ryan McCallum.
6 - Robert Eden, Mitchell Nair, Catherine Tuson.
5 - Karuna Deepchand, Robert McMullen.
4 - Julia de Kock, Philippe De Laroche Souvestre, Mia Engelbrecht.
3 - Anna Campanella, Geraldine Cartwright, Stuart Cleary, Leanne Naidoo.
2 - Amber Buyl, Kananelo Lipholo, Kayleigh Mayr, Blake Roberts, Sinead Roberts.
1 - Caelin Askew, Julia de Chaud, Vida Jones, Rory Lennox, Kerry¬‐Ann Lodge, Ryan Morley, Alexandra Nourse, Jessica Oliveira, Kendall Quadling, Raquel Ribeiro, Rivka Schulman, Kerry Shuter, Sheldon Zoghby, Nicola Zotti.
 
De La Salle Holy Cross College performs in the IEB National Results:
Individual Candidates
 
  • Top Candidate achieved 11 Distinctions with an average of 88%.
  • Dux Scholar averaged 91% across 9 subjects.
  • 25 Candidates completed additional subjects.
  • 15 Candidates in the Top 1% of the following 8 subjects: Afrikaans First Additional Language; Mathematics; Mathematics Paper 3; Accounting; Dramatic Arts; Geography; Life Sciences; Physical Sciences.
  • 1 Candidate on the IEB Commendable Achievement List
  • 2 Candidates on the IEB Outstanding Achievement List
Group Results (60 Candidates)

Pass Rate: 100%

  • Bachelor's Degree Studies Pass 100% (60 Candidates)
  • Diploma Studies Pass 0%
  • Higher Certificate Studies Pass 0%
  • National Senior Certificate Pass 0%
  • Did Not Qualify 0%
  • 22 out of 26 Subjects (85%) on or ABOVE the IEB Average
  • Average Result per Candidate: 72%
  • Average Distinctions per Candidate: 2.2
Symbol Distribution 133 Distinctions (Level 7, 80 –100%)
 
  • 29% of all results
  • 62% of all results were 70% or higher
  • 86% of all results were above 60%.

2012

Highlighted Statistics & Results:
Distinction Candidates (69% of Candidates):
9 - Dusan Ecim; Christian Parshau; Eve Staples.
8 - Summer Van Haght.
7 - Jonathan Cameron; Ashley Foreman; Mario Medina; Anna Visnenza.
6 - Meagan Connolly; Garth Foley.
5 - Kirsten De Wet; Robyn Kersten; Samantha Kirby-Smith; Lawrence Rycroft; Bianca Sutcliffe.
4 - Chia-Yun Chang; Justin Logie; Sean Morar; Ciara Quinn.
3 - Mikayla Blair; Tamlyn Chetty; Fabio Da Silva; Jason Mayr; Nicola Nowosiad.
2 - Dylan Batty; Paige Bowen; Ryan Deacon; Jennifer Firth; Michael Gallagher; Bronwen Goodhead; Kai Hilton; Roman Klisiewicz; Tayla Lotz; Aisling Lumsden; James Nesbit; Christopher Ravenscroft; Alistair Van Schoor.
1 - Samual Ancer; Claudia Brewer; Kevan Dobbie; Maren Du Plessis; Alanna Fincham; Sean Flint; Pratish Goolab; Andrea Hayes; Damian Khoury; Mishay Morar; Damian O’Donoghue; Nicholas Orsmond; Cassandra Papenfus; Jinus Rahmatzadeh; Michaela Ramage; Brayden Solomon; Michael Walsh.
 
De La Salle Holy Cross College performs in the IEB National Results:
Individual Candidates:
  • 18 Candidates in the Top 1% of the following subjects: Afrikaans First Additional Language; German Second Additional Language; Physical Sciences; Accounting; ABRSM Practical 7; Business Studies; Consumer Studies; Mathematics; Mathematics P3; Mathematical Literacy.
  • 3 Candidates on the IEB Commendable Achievement List
  • 2 Candidates in the IEB Outstanding Achievement List
  • 100% in Mathematics Paper
  • Dux Scholar Averaged 94% and Dux Proxime Scholar Average 91% both across 9 subjects
Group Results (78 Candidates)

Pass Rate: 100%
 
  • Bachelor's Degree Studies Pass 98.7% (77 Candidates)
  • Diploma Studies Pass 1.3%
  • Higher Certificate Studies Pass 0%
  • National Senior Certificate Pass 0%
  • Did Not Qualify 0%
  • 19 out of 19 Full Time Subjects (100%) on or ABOVE the IEB Average
  • Average Result per Candidate: 73%
  • Average Distinctions per Candidate: 2.14
  • Symbol Distribution
  • 167 Distinctions (Level 7, 80 –100%) 29% of all results
  • 65% of all results were 70% or higher
  • 88% of all results were above 60%.