Final matric results have been out for a while now and its time for me to do our annual round-up on the results our Matric class of 2021 achieved in the Advanced Programmes. Uniquely, and for the first time ever at Advantage Learn, I will not only be reporting on Advanced Programme Mathematics results but also on Advanced Programme Physics results as we had a significant number of learners write the inaugural AP Physics final IEB exam in 2021.
Before I reflect on the results, I’d like to spend some time looking back on what was another significant year in our Advanced Programmes with some key highlights
Below is a table of some key metrics that we use at Advantage Learn to benchmark us in continuously striving to deliver the best Advanced Programme courses in the country. We benchmark ourselves against the overall IEB average and the IEB pass rate.
|Program||Advantage Learn class of 2021||Overall IEB 2021|
|AP Maths class average||62.6%||60.2%|
|AP Maths pass rate||83.9%||81.1%|
|AP Physics class average||63.69%||62.2%|
|AP Physics pass rate||92.31%||91.4%|
It is encouraging to see that our matric class averages and pass rates are surpassing the overall IEB average in both AP Maths and AP Physics in 2021. Well done to our learners and thanks to our Educators, partners and team.
Our Matric class has done very well in the face of another very taxing year! Well done to each of you for your grit, resilience and perseverance. We strongly believe that pass or fail, having persevered with the Advanced Programmes will stand in you in excellent stead beyond high school and I am confident that you will experience these benefits in your next chapter and be grateful that you undertook this challenge. Nothing truly worthwhile is ever easy!
There are then some learners who achieved distinctions in AP Maths and AP Physics and we must make special mention of these learners for this outstanding achievement.
In AP Maths – Further Studies Mathematics – congratulations for achieving a distinction (in no particular order) goes to:
In AP Physics – Further Studies Physics – congratulations for achieving a distinction (in no particular order) goes to:
In closing, I’d like to anonymously quote a few of our learners on the survey question “What about our Advanced Programmes do you enjoy?”
“The educators and how organized and helpful everyone was in assisting, they were quick to respond to any issues”
“Lots of extra practice and support available, excellent teachers and workbooks, very organised online platform.”
“It’s not all about homework and exams but more about understanding the topic.”
We are always so motivated by the opportunity that we have to extend and enrich our learners who join us on our Advanced Programmes. As you may have heard me say many times by now, the benefits of these programmes really can’t be understated and go far beyond the marks and the additional qualification that our AP learners work to achieve.
This article was originally published on 28 Feb 2022
Cris is our Executive Product Director at Advantage Learn. A chemical engineer by qualification, he is passionate about Maths and Science education and is a proud South African and Durbanite.
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