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Congratulations Class of 2017

  Dominican Convent School - Class of 2017 - NSC Results Overview


In 2017, 11 464 full-time and 666 part-time candidates from 212 examination centres across Southern Africa wrote the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations in October and November 2017. The IEB has confirmed that Umalusi monitored all aspects of the 2017 examination process and has declared the results to be fair and valid.


This morning, Dominican Convent School’s 65 full-time and 1 part-time candidates receive their exam results. For the fourth consecutive year Dominican matriculants achieved a 100% pass rate.




• 2017 DCS Pass Rate = 100%

• 81,1% of results are above 50%

• 55,5% of results are above 60%

• 26,4% of results above 70%

• 98,5% of learners obtained a Diploma or Bachelor Degree pass, (combined), allowing these candidates an opportunity to tertiary studies in degree or diploma courses.

• The Bachelors Degree Pass rate was 89%





Tshegofatso Mantsho, who achieved an average of 85,86%, with 6A's in

Accounting (95%), Afrikaans (86%), Business Studies (84%) Mathematics (92%), Life Orientation (85%), Physical Sciences (83%).


Other top candidates were:


Imani Nyezi with an average of 82,42%, with six distinctions

Layla Motaung- Average: 78,57%

Tshegofatso Matseba- Average: 74,57%

Joaquim Dias - Average: 74,43%

Pertunia Nemamane - Average: 73,14%

Ntokozo Myeza - Average: 72,14%


Furthermore, the following learners achieved in the National Top 1% of candidates in a subject:

Imani Nyezi – Music – 92%

Michel Baby Mahlangu – SeSotho – 89%


Congratulations to the Class of 2017, the parents and educators from Grade 000 – Grade 12 who worked to achieve these outstanding results.


In 2018, we will continue to work together to ensure that all our learners at Dominican Convent School are provided with both an intellectual challenge and a sense of achievement where we continue to deliver in developing knowledge, understanding and skills.


Education remains the most important avenue for transformation in our country. This success has

given the Class of 2017 a foundation upon which to build a bright future and be better prepared for the next step in their journey of life-long learning.

We wish the Matric Class of 2017 all the best in the future.


Kind regards,


Franc Sobreira 

Deputy Head – Academics 


Graham Howarth

Executive Head