CURRO NSC RESULTS: MATRICS SHINE WITH 95% PASS RATE
Johannesburg, 22 February 2021: Curro Holdings, the JSE-listed independent education provider, can today proudly congratulate each of its learners on their National Senior Certificate (NSC) results. Despite an immensely challenging 2020, Curro’s Academy, Meridian and Assisted Learning independent schools achieved a pass rate of 95%.
A total of 1 060 learners completed the exams and all qualified for a form of tertiary studies.
“Not many people are able to state that they faced a global pandemic during their matric year. For this reason, the Class of 2020 can be enormously proud of what they were able to achieve,” says Andries Greyling, Curro Holdings CEO.
Curro Holdings was quick to react to the lockdown and implemented a remote learning strategy across the group. This paid off, with the results of Curro’s Academy and Meridian schools proving better than that of 2019.
“The 2020 results were achieved through a massive group effort. We congratulate not only our matrics for their exceptionally hard work through trying times, but also Curro’s team of dedicated teachers. Our teachers managed to keep the ship steady during stormy weather while sacrificing many hours to execute our remote strategy,” says André Pollard, Executive: Curriculum at Curro Holdings. “Finally, a word of thanks must certainly be extended to every parent for whom matric in 2020 was just as much a challenge,” he concludes.
CURRO CELEBRATES EXCELLENT 2020 IEB MATRIC RESULTS
Johannesburg, 19 February 2021: After the challenges of 2020, Curro Holdings, the JSE-listed independent education provider, is proud to congratulate its 1 525 learners who wrote the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) exams (across 30 Curro campuses nationally), on an exceptional 99.5% pass rate. Furthermore, the group’s top 10 IEB achievers all passed with averages above 90%.
All Curro IEB candidates hailed from Curro Schools and Curro Select Schools which offer an enhanced CAPS curriculum. A total of 85.6% of these learners qualified for university studies (Bachelor's Degree Pass). All learners who passed now have access to a place of higher education where they will be able to attain a degree, diploma, certificate course, or other.
“Our learners’ 99.5% IEB pass rate is truly an extraordinary achievement taking into account the immense pressure they were under as a result of Covid-19,” says a proud Andries Greyling, Curro Holdings CEO. “Our 2020 matrics have certainly outdone themselves.”
When comparing Curro’s 2020 IEB results against that of 2019, the results are all significantly higher. Notable is that more than 70% of learners passed with a C-average and higher. “Our focus is on the development of well-rounded, confident learners who are able to stand their ground in a highly complex, competitive world. There is no doubt that the Class of 2020 will continue to stand out as they did this year,” Greyling adds.
“The whole Curro family congratulates each one of the Class of 2020 for showing grit and perseverance during a year which has tested them in more ways than just academically. They have truly earned their success and we are excited to see what lies ahead for each of them,” comments André Pollard, Executive: Curriculum at Curro Holdings.
A smooth leap to online learning
Greyling believes it was Curro’s quick transition to a remote learning strategy during the initial lockdown that helped secure 2020’s academic success. “The last academic year posed great uncertainty, but none of the year’s challenges were greater than a full move towards the virtual classroom in your final school year. Our teachers and staff also need to be commended for the professional dedication shown towards our remote learning strategy. Without everyone’s commitment and our parents’ unwavering support, we simply would not have been able to show this level of academic success,” Greyling concludes.
Lloyd Harris, a former learner of Curro Durbanville, has certainly gotten into the swing of things as he has reached the third round of the Australian Open after winning an epic five-set battle. We couldn’t be more proud of him!
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#TeamTalk 2021 – a virtual series of insight
Planning of school-level sport has never been this exciting. The first ever #TeamTalk conference – aimed at stimulating ideas to develop the landscape of school sport at Curro schools – was attended by 300 delegates in August 2019. With well-known professionals, coaches, and administrators in South Africa’s sports industry sharing their knowledge and experience, the inaugural event was so successful that Curro decided to host it bi-annually.
With this year’s conference taking place virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the six-part series will take place on an MS Team event for one week per month from January to June. For those not able to watch the sessions live, the presentations will be recorded and available in a dedicated Curro Sport MS Team.
What can I expect?
Speakers such as Dorette Badenhorst, Eric Simons, Shaun Warner, and Rocco Meiring, will share their insight on topics ranging from maximising your sports facilities and sports conditioning after lockdown, to making the most of shortened sports seasons.
When are the next events?
The sessions for February will take place from the 15th to the 18th. Simply click on the links below to join the events once live:
Here are the dates for the rest of the event weeks planned for 2021:
- 15 to 18 March
- 12 to 15 April
- 10 to 13 May
- 7 to 10 June
For any questions or information on Curro Sport or these #TeamTalk sessions, contact Cindy van der Merwe at email@example.com.
Curro Rosen Castle accommodates children from 3 months to 6 years, with a newly added assisted learning class for children in Grade R. With English, Afrikaans, and bilingual classes for all age groups, we extend the benefits of our programme to children with various linguistic needs. Join us on our open day to learn how we apply the Curiosity Approach within the internally-developed guidelines of Early Learning and Development Areas (ELDAs) to help your child thrive.
Date: 6 March 2021
Time: Between 09:00 and 12:00
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