Christian Brothers’ College held its annual Academic Excellence Awards today, shining the spotlight on academic achievers in a year which saw pass rates, at almost every examination level, either consistent with last year or slightly higher.
“In all, the examination results are a powerful vindication of the ethos, practice and permanence of our Edmundian Commitment and an encouraging call to the improvement and rededication that a New Year brings.”
– Mr K. Muhomba, Acting Headmaster
At IGCSE O Level the pass rate was up by 4% to 75 percent, with 4.1 recording 100% pass rates; at AS Level pass rates remained the same as last year at 95%; and at A Level, they were once again consistent with last year at 97%.
Worth noting were 100% pass rates in a number of subjects at AS and A Level, including, at AS Level, Art and Design, Business Studies, D & T, Literature in English and PE and, at A Level, Accounting, Art and Design, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, D & T, Economics and Literature. There was no subject at A Level which recorded a pass rate below 85%.
Said Acting Headmaster, Mr K. Muhomba, before handing out academic colours to outstanding candidates at O, AS and A Level: “Excellence is the hallmark of our standards here at CBC and, as such, we gather this morning to give recognition to the boys who have attained this standard. Having said that, however, let me hasten to say well done to the boys who did their best in last year’s public exams but who may not be receiving an award this morning.”
The highest achievement at IGCSE this year was Anele Ngwenya who attained 10 As, of which five were As, followed by Michael D’Souza who attained nine As, of which six were As. Ronak Desai also distinguished himself with eight As of which five were A*s.
Some of the outstanding results at IGCSE are as follows:
- Anele Ngwenya 5A* 5A
- Michael D’Souza 6A* 3A
- Ronak Desai 5A* 3A
- Willis Mpofu 4A* 4A
- Tanaka Marape 1A* 7A
- Joses Gumede 1A* 6A
- Mkhokheli Nkomo 1A* 6A
- Tanaka Mombeyarara 4A* 2A
- Tapiwa Marapara 1A* 5A
- Tinotenda Warima 1A* 5A
- Michael Lupepe 1A* 4A
- Ahmed Elsayary 6A
- Taboka Nyadza 6A
- Charisma Masvina 5A
- Nabeel Petkar 5A
At AS Level, the Media Club’s own Kishan Parekh distinguished himself with 5As at AS in the sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics and Computing.
Some of the outstanding results at AS Level are as follows:
- Kishan Parekh 5A (Re-award)
- Bokani Dube 4A 1B (Re-award)
- Tafadzwa Baye 3A 1B 1D (Re-award)
- Mbongeni Dube 3A 1B (Re-award)
- Sizo Ncube 3A 1C (Re-award)
- Mcupi Ndebele 2A 1B 1C
Some of the outstanding A Level results from 2014 leavers are as follows:
- Matthew Mchina 1A* 2A 1B
- Bakani Ncube 2A 2B
- Emil Kee-Tui 2A* 1A
- Damian Sikosana 2A* 1B
- Andresious Cyprianos 2A 1B
- Tanaka Fusire 2A 1B
- Blessing Mpala 2A 1B 1C
In addition Mr Muhomba paid tribute to the staff body, saying: “This staff is outstanding and must be fully supported by the combined forces of parents, pupils, administrators, Board and SDC.”