The Further Studies Programme results were released by the IEB on the 16th of January 2023 – a date that we, together with our learners have been eagerly and nervously awaiting to see how this special class faired in their final matric exams for Further Studies Maths, Further Studies Physics and Further Studies English. Having had a chance to review the results of our class and take it all in, we are blown away by the performance of our Matrics of 2022 and it is my pleasure to share a summary of these results with you all.
Below is a table of some key metrics that we at Advantage Learn use to benchmark ourselves in continuously striving to deliver the best Further Studies Programmes in the country. We benchmark ourselves against the overall IEB average and the IEB pass rate.
|Advantage Learn class of 2022
|Overall IEB 2022
|Further Studies: Mathematics Standard (Calculus and Algebra) class average
|Further Studies: Mathematics Standard (Calculus and Algebra) pass rate
|Further Studies: Mathematics Elective (Statistics) class average
|Further Studies: Mathematics Standard (Statistics) pass rate
*we are still waiting for some results from our FS Physics and FS English partner schools and will update this table with FS Physics and FS English results as soon as possible.
I am so proud to report that our learners surpassed the IEB average mark and average pass rate by around 5% on all metrics. This is a significant difference and so validating for our team at Advantage Learn as well. Well done to our learners and thanks to our Educators, partners and team.
At the same time I’d like to reflect on the highlights and challenges faced by this group of learners.
These were so well attended with so much engaged discussion that it was obvious that learners and parents were deriving so much value from them.
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 Further Studies Programmes will stand 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 FS Maths and we must make special mention of these learners for this outstanding achievement.
In Further Studies Mathematics congratulations for achieving a distinction goes to (in no particular order):
*we are still waiting for some results from our partner schools and so a few learners will likely be added to this list as soon as their results become available to us.
In closing, I’d like to anonymously quote a few of our learners on the survey question “What about our Further Studies Programmes do you enjoy?”
“Understanding the content is rewarding. I enjoy that it opens up critical thinking skills that I am able to apply in my classroom maths. I can truly see the difference.”
“The textbook is better than any of the 100-150 I’ve seen across all subjects and grades. The teacher is awesome and the learning is stimulating and energising.”
“The content is the best but the manner in which Advantage Learn gets it to us is spectacular. It’s hard to juggle normal school and FS so I miss a few lessons here and there but I am able to catch up easier using the short videos in the library.”
“I love seeing this new side of mathematics. I did not expect to enjoy mathematics as I do now, thanks to FS Maths. It’s challenging yet fun, and just blows my mind!”
“The pace at which I am taught is slow and controlled yet we can still get the work done and have a great understanding of a concept. It makes the subject fun, not a chore.”
We are always so motivated by the opportunity that we have to extend and enrich our learners who join us in our Further Studies 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 FS learners work to achieve.
If you or someone you know is also interested in taking Further Studies Programmes, click here for more information.
This article was originally published on 24 Jan 2023
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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