Awards Criteria

These awards recognise achievements in examinations

SCROLL AWARDS

Scroll awards are announced at the beginning of a year based on the entire year (i.e. test and exam marks only): mathematics weighted by 1.3.  Only two levels of awards are offered, namely Colours and Honours.

The awards will be made retrospectively at an assembly at the beginning of the year.  The candidate must display a satisfactory attitude towards his/her schoolwork and the school.

The qualifying percentages are as follows:

  • Grades 8 - 11: Colours 75% and Honours 85%;
  • Matrics: get Canterbury Cross if 4 distinctions or more (based on the NSC result).

BOOK PRIZES

These are awarded at ARE and JCE. 

There are prizes for:

  1. The top learner in each subject in each grade. 

    Grade 10& 11:

    Each subject is calculated as follows:  June exam (300 marks) plus each assessment test (100 marks each)

    Grade 12:

    Each subject is calculated as follows:  June exam (300 marks) plus assessment one test (100 marks) plus September exam mark (300 marks)

    Grade 8 & 9:

    Each subject is calculated as follows:  June exam (200 marks) plus each assessment test (100 marks each).

  2. Top five learners overall in each grade:

    Grade 10 & 11:

    The total of all seven subjects based on the test/exam marks is added up using a weighting as follows:

    Assessment one:  1

    June exam:  3

    Assessment two:  1

    Grade 12:

    The total for all seven subjects based on the exam/test marks is added up using a weighting as follows:

    Assessment one:   1

    June exam:  3

    September exam:  3

    Grade 9:

    The total for all subjects based on the final mark as calculated by the WCED CEMIS system.

    Grade 8:

    The total for all subjects based on the test/exam marks is added up using a weighting as follows:

    Assessment one:  1

    June exam:  2

    Assessment two:  1

TROPHIES

There are five special awards for academics made at the Annual Review Evening:

  • Diligence Awards (one for top boy and one for top girl)
  • Most Improved Matric Academic
  • Extra-curricular Academic Achievement (Olympiad participation)
  • Scholar of the Year (top academic)

LISTING IN THE PRIZE-GIVING PROGRAM

In addition, the names of certain learners are printed in the programmes:

  • Those who are placed 2nd – 5th in each subject in each grade
  • Those who are placed 6th – 10th overall in each grade
  • Those singled out by the staff as showing a high degree of DILIGENCE.