GARDEN ROUTE NEWS - Plettenberg Bay and Knysna 2018 matriculants flew the area’s flag high following the release of the matric results this week.
The area managed an 81% pass rate, not only exceeding the national pass rate of 78.2%, but just about matching the Western Cape pass rate of 81.5% and the Eden and Central Karoo District pass rate of 81.1%.
The district was one of eight in the Western Cape to obtain a pass rate above 80%. Only one district, Metro East with a pass rate of 76.4%, dropped below the 80% mark.
The province secured a place in the top three provinces in the country behind Gauteng and the Free State which respectively managed an 87.9% and 87.5% pass rate.
The area also managed to improve on its own results. Last year Plett and Knysna’s pass rate was 78%.
Plettenberg Bay and Knysna is also home to one of only four out of the 48 schools in the district that received a 100% pass rate. This school is Wittedrift High School in Plettenberg Bay.
The area has another aspect to be proud of as four out of the seven local schools managed to improve their pass rate, with the biggest coming from Knysna Secondary School which obtained 74.2% compared to last year’s 62%.
Percy Mdala High School improved its results from 66.3% to 70.9%, Plettenberg Bay Secondary School from 66.1% to 74.5% and Wittedrift from 94.2% to 100%.
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