Today’s Thinking Child is Tomorrow’s Achiever


Once again, Uplands College celebrates a 100% pass rate, with 93% of the candidates meeting the requirements for Bachelor’s Degree studies.


The school is particularly proud of our top achievers. Three-quarters of all symbols achieved by candidates were 60% (C symbol) or higher.


The school’s top two candidates for 2020 were Ceilidh Ferguson, our Dux Scholar, who achieved 9 distinctions and an average of 92% and Izabella Carvalho, our Proxime Accessit, who achieved 7 distinctions.

Achieving 6 distinctions were Sasha Berkowitz, Idiatou Diallo, Eryn Treherne and Lucy van der Meulen.

Achieving 5 distinctions were Kyle Klesse and Gina Strachan.

Achieving 4 distinctions each were Leonard Brugman and Lesego Shakwane.

Achieving 3 distinctions were Lindelwa Fakude, Winita Jansen van Rensburg, Rachel Jones, Shaida Jooma, Lebogang Maapola, Sofia Santos, Kayla Schefermann and Thato Sebopela.

Outstanding individual results where pupils were placed in the top 1% in the IEB regarding their respective subjects include:

Ceilidh Ferguson for History, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences.

Winita Jansen van Rensburg for Afrikaans First Additional Language and Dramatic Arts.

Lucy van der Meulen for Afrikaans First Additional Language and Visual Arts.

Izabella Carvalho for Life Orientation.

Shea Viljoen for Mathematical Literacy.

We are exceptionally proud of Ceilidh Ferguson who made it onto the IEB’s Outstanding Achievers List, which means she achieved within the top 5% in the country in 6 or more subjects and achieved a rating of level 7 in Life Orientation.

Our top academic achievers are a great source of pride to Uplands College. We would like to take this opportunity to recognise all 92 pupils of our Matric Class of 2020 for their persistence, resilience and adaptability. 2020 was a year like no other and an enormous amount of work went into ensuring that all pupils achieved their full potential. We celebrate their achievements equally.

 Mrs Heidi Rea, College Head

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