“Uniquely Different” – that is the best way of describing the choice between the IEB (Independent Examinations Board) and the Cambridge International Assessment Examinations) curricula which are on offer at Ashton. “The results the Class of 2017 achieved on both these curricula were absolutely phenomenal, and to maintain a 100% pass rate is a feather in the cap for our staff,” said Mr Joe Erasmus, Managing Director of Ashton.
The doors that are opened at top universities locally and abroad for students who follow the Cambridge Curriculum, particularly for the students who matriculated in 2017, is so significant. Top Cambridge achiever Zac won a full scholarship to Lancaster University where he will study an Honours degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Two other students will be studying at the University of Southampton whilst Casey Steyl, top AS Level achiever is heading to the National University of Ireland, Galway. To understand the enormity of the Cambridge Results, one has to understand the Cambridge Curriculum. These examinations are written in 169 countries throughout the world, with more than 5 million candidates. These examinations are stringently marked in the UK undergoing various marking moderations and processes.
AT the same time the IEB students rated amongst the top 1% nationally in ten subjects which is no mean feat. Eloise Wilton achieved 9 distinctions, with six students achieving 7 distinctions a piece. “We were thoroughly delighted with the remark of Sabrina Loubser’s maths examination, pushing her from six distinctions to seven,” said Jenny van Buuren, Senior College Head.
Another bit of exciting news is that, keeping sport excellence in line with the academics, construction has started on the Multi-purpose sports arena extending the offering of a variety of sports concentrating mainly on hockey. This will add depth to the hockey at Ashton after the new Astroturf was completed in October. The new indoor facility will also be used as additional venue for functions in the Junior College.
Ashton cordially invites potential Grade 8 students to a Senior College Information Presentation on Thursday 8 February at 18h00 in the Grace Hall.