Top Cambridge Matric Results for 2019
Cambridge International A Level results were
released on Wednesday and St Charles College pupil Jason Lazarov came out as the top A level student for 2019. Jason achieved a remarkable full house of four distinctions and an average of 90% for his four A Level subjects. Once again
St Charles College pupils have proven that South
African learners can hold their own against their peers anywhere in the world.
The Advanced Level or A Level courses stand as the gold standard for access to the world’s top universities and demand deep conceptual
understanding and analytic skills. It is no wonder that at many US universities A Level students are given credit for their first year in mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Students usually take three A Levels but extraordinary students may take four if they are very academically mature.
In September Jason was announced as the
St Charles College DUX for 2019 at the annual speech night with five distinctions at the AS Level
including an incredible 98% for Mathematics. Jason will start his engineering career at the University of Pretoria and hopes to then pursue aeronautical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Jason was in good company with fellow student Jacob Queen who earned two A Level distinctions in Mathematics and Physics and will be studying the USA next year.
Other celebrations for excellence included Travis Dellar (5 AS Level Distinctions, including 94% for
English), Graydn Gurney (5 AS Level Distinctions), Joseph Kimathi (5 AS level Distinctions), Stefan
Tredoux (4 AS Level distinctions) and Josh Mayo (4 AS Level Distinctions).
We caught up with each of them to check their final plans and found five of the six boys will be headed off to the University of Pretoria (TUKS). Travis will be studying a BCom through Unisa and hopes to head off in a business direction. Graydn has been accepted into BCom informatics at TUKS, Joseph
expects to join him in Pretoria for Computer Science, Stefan will follow the Mechanical Engineering route and Josh will be taking Civil Engineering.
It is 18 years since the Pietermaritzburg school began to offer international Cambridge qualifications. With rapid change and a mismatch of education and the reality of the new economy, it is reassuring to be linked to an institution that is at the very edge of the best thinking in the world, as we actively
transform and innovate our way to being established as the school that Africa needs.
- Mr Allen van Blerk (St Charles College Principal)