- Lower priced schools produced more top-performing matric students than the more costly private schools in SA
- Only a few of the nations most expensive schools were at the top of the IEB logs
- More affordable private schools ( +R66 000 per year) scored high rankings
More affordable local private schools outperformed their luxury counterparts, at least as far as 2018's matric results are concerned.
Yesterday saw the release of the IEB ( Independent Examinations Board) top 61 matric students for 2018. This board is the exam agency for SA's private schools.
These students had ranked in the top 5% in six or more subjects and achieved a rating of 7 in Life Skills.
The list of top students had fifteen private schools with 2 or more exemplary students. Only three of these private schools were among the most costly in the country.
Helpmekaar Kollege in Joburg as well as the Midstream College in Centurion (whose fees are less than half of the more expensive schools) had produced five of the nations best performing pupils.
According to Business Insider, the list did not take into account school or class sizes and that statistically speaking institutions with large intakes have an increased likelihood of producing numerous over-performing students.
The fifteen schools who had the most high ranking students cost an average of R118 057 while the most expensive private schools averaged at R147 191.
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