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WESTERN CAPE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
CRITERIA FOR THE NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE (NSC) AWARDS FOR 2011

AWARDS TO SCHOOLS

CATEGORY 1 - EXCELLENCE IN ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

In this category, awards are made to the top twenty schools in the province (including independent schools) that have achieved excellence in academic results in 2011, based on the following criteria:

  1. Consistency in number of grade 12 candidates over a period of 3 years (at least 90%) of previous years
  2. an overall pass rate of at least 95% in 2011
  3. % of candidates with access to Bachelor's degree
  4. % of candidates with Mathematics passes

Each school will receive an award of R15 000 for the purchase of teaching and learning support material.

No. SCHOOL NAME
1. Rustenburg High School for Girls
2. Herschel Girls School
3. Diocesan College
4. Herzlia High School
5. Rondebosch Boys' High School
6. Westerford High School
7. HoŽr Meisieskool Bloemhof
8. South African College High School
9. Centre of Science and Technology
10. Paul Roos Gimnasium
11. York High School
12. Stellenberg High School
13. Wynberg Boys' High School
14. Paarl Gimnasium
15. The Settlers High School
16. HoŽr Meisieskool La Rochelle
17. HoŽrskool Durbanville
18. HoŽrskool Vredendal
19. Stellenbosch High School
20. HoŽrskool Overberg
21. South Peninsula High School
22. Norman Henshilwood High School


CATEGORY 2 - MOST IMPROVED SCHOOLS

Category 2a: Most improved Public schools

Awards will be made to schools that have shown the greatest improvement in the numbers that pass over the period 2009-2011. Improvement is measured in terms of the numbers passing.

Each school will receive an award of R12 000 for the purchase of teaching and learning support material.

No. SCHOOL NAME
1. Hector Peterson Secondary School
2. Bloekombos SekondÍre Skool
3. Leiden High School
4. Mfuleni Secondary School
5. Manzomthombo Secondary School
6. Joe Slovo Secondary School
7. Fezeka High School
8. Desmond Mpilo Tutu Secondary School
9. Usasazo Secondary School
10. Sinenjongo High School

Category 2b: Greatest Increase in numbers passing for Bachelors Degree Study

Awards will be made to schools that have shown the greatest increase in the number of learners achieving access to Bachelor degree studies over the period 2009-2011.

Each school will receive an award of R12 000 for the purchase of teaching and learning support material.

No. SCHOOL NAME
1. Manzomthombo Secondary School
2. Mfuleni High School
3. Bloekombos SekondÍre Skool
4. HoŽr Tegniese Skool Drostdy
5. HoŽrskool Vredendal
6. Monument Park High School
7. Imizamo Yethu Secondary School
8. Bernadino Heights SekondÍre Skool
9. Indwe Secondary School
10. Rylands High School
Intsebenziswano Secondary School


CATEGORY 3 - IMPROVEMENT AND EXCELLENCE IN INDIVIDUAL SUBJECTS

Category 3a: Mathematics

Improvement in Mathematics

This is awarded to ONE school in the province that showed the greatest improvement in performance in Mathematics in 2011 compared to their performance in 2010 by increasing the number of passes.

The school will receive an award of R 8 000 for the purchase of teaching and learning support material.

No. SCHOOL NAME
1. Durbanville High School

Excellence in Mathematics

This is awarded to ONE school in the province that produced the highest number of passes in Mathematics in 2011.

The school will receive an award of R 8 000 for the purchase of teaching and learning support material.

No. SCHOOL NAME
1. Paul Roos Gimnasium


Category 3b: Physical Sciences

Improvement in Physical Sciences

This is awarded to ONE school in the province that showed the greatest improvement in performance in Physical Science in 2011 compared to their performance in 2010 by increasing the number of passes.

The school will receive an award of R 8 000 for the purchase of teaching and learning support material.

No. SCHOOL NAME
1. HoŽrskool De Kuilen

Excellence in Physical Sciences

This is awarded to ONE school in the province that produced the highest number of passes in Physical Sciences.

The school will receive an award of R 8 000 for the purchase of teaching and learning support material.

No. SCHOOL NAME
1. Paul Roos Gimnasium


Category 3c: Accounting

Improvement in Accounting

This is awarded to ONE school in the province that showed the greatest improvement in performance in Accounting in 2011 compared to their performance in 2010 by increasing the number of passes.

The school will receive an award of R 8 000 for the purchase of teaching and learning support material.

No. SCHOOL NAME
1. Bernadino Heights SekondÍre Skool

Excellence in Accounting

This is awarded to ONE school in the province that produced the highest number of passes in Accounting.

The school will receive an award of R 8 000 for the purchase of teaching and learning support material.

No. SCHOOL NAME
1. Fairbairn College


Category 3d: English Home Language

Improvement in English Home Language

This is awarded to ONE school in the province that showed the greatest improvement in performance in English Home Language in 2011 compared to their performance in 2010 by increasing the number of passes.

The school will receive an award of R 8 000 for the purchase of teaching and learning support material.

No. SCHOOL NAME
1. Maitland High School

Excellence in English Home Language

This is awarded to ONE school in the province that produced the highest number of passes in English Home Language.

The school will receive an award of R 8 000 for the purchase of teaching and learning support material.

No. SCHOOL NAME
1. The Settlers High School

Category 3e: Afrikaans Home Language

Improvement in Afrikaans Home Language

This is awarded to ONE school in the province that showed the greatest improvement in performance in Afrikaans Home Language in 2011 compared to their performance in 2010 by increasing the number of passes.

The school will receive an award of R 8 000 for the purchase of teaching and learning support material.

No. SCHOOL NAME
1. Paulus Joubert SekondÍre Skool

Excellence in Afrikaans Home Language

This is awarded to ONE school in the province that produced the highest number of passes in Afrikaans Home Language.

The school will receive an award of R 8 000 for the purchase of teaching and learning support material.

No. SCHOOL NAME
1. HoŽrskool Outeniqua

Category 3e: isiXhosa Home Language

Improvement in isiXhosa Home Language

This is awarded to ONE school in the province that showed the greatest improvement in performance in isiXhosa Home Language in 2011 compared to their performance in 2010 by increasing the number of passes.

The school will receive an award of R 8 000 for the purchase of teaching and learning support material.

No. SCHOOL NAME
1. Fezeka Secondary School

Excellence in isiXhosa Home Language

This is awarded to ONE school in the province that produced the highest number of passes in isiXhosa Home Language.

The school will receive an award of R 8 000 for the purchase of teaching and learning support material.

No. SCHOOL NAME
1. Hector Peterson Secondary School


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