Matric Results: Hilton College Achieves Academic Excellence With 2.8 A Symbols per Student

Matric Results: Hilton College Achieves Academic Excellence With 2.8 A Symbols per Student

  • Hilton College matric class of 2023 achieved academic excellence with an average of 2.8 A symbols per student
  • The school took to social media to announce the incredible results, showering their matriculants with praise
  • People from all over Mzansi took the time to thank the school for putting the time and effort into the men who will be our future
  • Hilton College believes in harnessing the individual strength of each boy, leading to greatness in them all

The prestigious all-boys school in KZN, Hilton College, has been wowed with outstanding matric results. The matric class 2023 achieved academic excellence with a 100% pass rate and an average of 2.8 A symbols per student.

Hilton College matric class of 2023 achieved academic excellence with an average of 2.8 A symbols per student
Hilton College matric class of 2023 has South Africans beaming with pride over their incredible results. Image: Hilton College
Source: Facebook

Parents waited patiently for matric results to be released, and we are sure that every parent of a child from Hilton College is beaming with pride.

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Hilton College matric class of 2023 achieves academic excellence

The prestigious school took to their official Facebook page to share the incredible news of their matric results. Out of 118 matric candidates, 102 wrote the IEB examinations and 16 sat the full Cambridge A Levels. 96% of the 2023 class met the requirement for Bachelor's degree studies, and nine Hilton College boys achieved marks placing them in the top 1% of candidates in their subjects.

Hilton College Scholar of the Year, Khanya Mhlongo, achieved seven distinctions and an average of 91%. He has been accepted to Yale University and several other leading universities. Another top achiever was Matthew Stewart, who got an average of 89%.

Headmaster George Harris expressed his great pride in the fact that the boys achieved an average of 2.8 A symbols per candidate; he called it "an excellent achievement".

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Read the full post and results below:

South Africans beam with pride

Not only did families and students take to the post to congratulate the school, but people from all over the country did, too. This is a massive achievement for the school and the country as a whole.

Read some of the comments:

Bonginkosi Dube is a proud mom:

“Congratulations to the boys from Hilton College class of 2023 moreover, thanks to my son Nkosi for bagging 3 distinctions”

Sue Crossley Nee Solomon clapped:

“Congratulations, class of 2023, and all your fabulous teachers!! Fantastic results from a fantastic group of gentlemen! ”

Sli Vuyiswa Ngubane said:

“Congratulations! Outstanding performance and achievement from the boys. ”

Bernice Burden oozed pride:

“Congratulations to the boys and their teachers.”

Hilton College shares insight into achieving greatness

Briefly News Got in touch with the school to find out what it is that sets their boys apart and why they are so confident in helping each student reach their full potential without having to test their abilities before entering the school. This is what they said:

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"Among the many reasons we don’t select boys purely on the basis of academics is our holistic approach to education; at Hilton College we place a high value on our partnership with parents and select boys based on whether we achieve the right “fit” with a boy’s family and share similar values. We make space for boys who contribute in other areas, such as music, the arts, and sport. We also appreciate that not all boys get the same start in life; we want to offer a Hilton College experience to a diverse range of boys. We believe that our diversity sets us apart from schools like ours. Our boys rub shoulders with boys from all walks of life and learn important life skills as a result, giving them a wide relational range and worldview. This maturity and emotional intelligence sets them up for success.
"We seek to inspire in our boys a lifelong love of learning. Every boy is uniquely talented and gifted and it is part of our job to 'mine the gold' from each boy. We are blessed to have world-class teachers who love their jobs and love our boys."

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The school pays special attention to each student, ensuring with the help of professionals, that they choose the right education stream and system to ensure the boys career aspirations can be met. Academics are at the top of the importance list.

"Every boy at Hilton College has a tutor to oversee him on his journey. Our academic programme is inspired. We believe that textbooks can be where learning goes to die. We bring subject matter to life through project-based, experiential learning, particularly in the junior grades. Our curriculum extends beyond the classroom, spilling into our chapel, on to our nature reserve, sports fields and into our boarding houses, where life lessons are learned."

Hilton College matriculant accepted to study at Yale University

Briefly News reported that a South African academic overachiever, Khanya Mhlongo, has been offered a place at Yale, the private Ivy League research university in New Haven, Connecticut, to study economics.

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The fantastic news was shared by Khanya's high school, Hilton College, who were proud of their Class of 2023 prodigy and deputy head prefect.

Speaking on his Yale acceptance, Khanya said he was thankful to God for the opportunity.

Source: Briefly News

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