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Hermes (January 07, 2011, 20:58:08 PM):
I thought St Ones was a boastful referece to academic achievement.
StevoMuso (January 08, 2011, 02:45:09 AM):
I also did matric in '76 - Pretoria Boy's High
I am also a '76 boy. Morgenzon Landbou Skool.
Yay! Class of '76 produced 3 of us! CoooWELL!
Rigil Kent (January 08, 2011, 07:44:52 AM):
I thought St Ones was a boastful referece to academic achievement.

;D ;D ;D

On the topic of subject choice:
alloytoo (January 08, 2011, 14:06:25 PM):
I see that the 2010 Gr 12 results are out with an improvement over previous years. Is that because of a genuine improvement, a more relaxed exam or a not so stringent marking of the papers? In 2010 there was the World cup and strike so pupils lost a lot of work days. I am somewhat sceptical about this.

Given that those that passed represent 28% of the children that originally entered the education system, I see very little to be pleased with. The education system has failed almost a million children.

Over course 28% might well be considered a pass mark nowadays.
BoogieMonster (January 10, 2011, 11:04:59 AM):
I finished matric in '98, afaik this was one of the last years to not be on the "new and improved" OBE syllabus, at that point HG maths at a national level included quite a bit of differentiation over a substantial part of the matric year. IIRC logarithms were the first thing we did day 1 of matric, followed by differentiation, limits, and then moving onto the usual trig/geometry stuff. At the very, very end we were introduced to integration. Just basic stuff, nothing like 1st year calculus.

I also recall us walking out of our trig/geometry final ready to commit suicide. It was one of those "controversial" papers that just seemed unreasonable from the first question, robbed me of my distinction ... and sunk quite a number of students. I recall being over the moon with the algebra paper, but that trig paper made me think I'd just lost my varsity entry. Luckily when I walked out this seemed like the all-round consensus, and it seems the varsity was fine with that mark.

I'm actually shocked to see that these days for a varsity exemption all you require is a 40% mark. Wow.


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