Operational Highlights 2010
- The 1 213 Matric students at Abbotts College, CrawfordSchools™ and Trinityhouse achieved a 100% pass rate, all of whom qualified for entrance into higher education institutions.
- Our matriculants obtained distinctions in almost a third of subjects written, achieving 2 729 A’s in total.
- Six or more subject distinctions were obtained by 151 of our Matric candidates.
- Overall averages of 80% and above were achieved by 23% of our 2010 Matric cohort with 41 of these students achieving averages of 90% and above.
- In the Independent Schools category in KwaZulu-Natal, four out of the top five students who wrote the 2010 National Senior Certificate were from Crawford College La Lucia.
- The Gauteng Department of Education recognises the Top Independent Schools in the province annually. In 2010, the top three places were occupied by Crawford College Pretoria, Crawford College Sandton and Crawford College Lonehill respectively.
- FLB and Varsity College postgraduate students studying towards the Unisa Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (CTA) achieved exceptional results in 2010:
- Tina van der Merwe, a Varsity College student, was the top Unisa CTA student in South Africa,
- Eight out of the top 15 Unisa CTA students in the country studied at either FLB or Varsity College,
- Our students occupied the first place nationally across all four papers written in the Unisa CTA exam:
- Tina van der Merwe was the top student in Applied Management Accounting and Applied Taxation,
- Lydie Tocko was the top student in Applied Financial Accounting, and
- Daniel Lilian was the top student in Applied Auditing,
- The CTA national awards presented by Unisa in Applied Financial Accounting and Applied Taxation were dominated by FLB and Varsity College with:
- Six students in the top 10 in the country for Applied Financial Accounting, and
- Nine students in the top 10 in the country for Applied Taxation.
- FLB and Varsity College students enrolled in a range of Unisa undergraduate degree programmes achieved a 75% module pass rate.
- The final-year Unisa Bachelor of Education students at Varsity College achieved a 96% pass rate and a distinction rate of 57%.
- The number of accredited programmes offered by the IIE increased to 50 strengthening its position as South Africa’s leading private higher education institution.
- The IIE submitted eight new qualifications for accreditation to the Higher Education Quality Committee.
- 80% of IIE degree graduates surveyed were employed in less than three months after qualifying.
- FacultyBytes, a public site designed to practise academic writing for publication, was launched by the IIE.
- The following DSSA students were successful in various competitions:
- Luamie Hanekom was a finalist in the student category in the Sanlam South African Fashion Week,
- Marné Nelson, Charné Gouws, Chanel Korf all qualified as finalists in the Football Friday Fashion Funk competition,
- Kim Fish and Tamlyn O’ Donoghue were finalists in the 2010 CeasarStone Student Design competition,
- Michael Craig was a finalist in the PG Bison 1.618 Student Competition and won the SABS Design Institute’s Design Achiever Award, and
- Racheal Trengrove was the Commercial winner in the student category in the Plascon Prism Awards.
- Final year students enrolled in the following IIE programmes at Varsity College excelled in 2010:
|| Final year pass rate
|Diploma in Public Relations
|Diploma in Hotel Management
|Diploma in Sport Development and Management
|Diploma in Travel and Tourism Management
|Diploma in International Travel
- Vega photography lecturers won a Silver Award and two Bronze Awards at the Fujifilm Professional Awards as well as a Bronze Award at the International Aperture Awards.
- The work of three Vega students was published in the international D&AD Annual. Their entries were selected from over 3 700 student entries from around the world.
- Vega students excelled in industry awards and won:
- a Gold Craft, two Silver and four Bronze Awards at the Loerie Awards,
- Best Concept and Best Animation Special Mention at the Vuka! Awards, and
- three Gold Pendoring Awards for their ‘Kick Racism’ campaign.
- Corporate College International was awarded contracts by the Department of Education, Office of the Public Service Commission, the Thabo Mbeki Development Trust for Disabled People, Transnet, Multichoice and the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs to run various learnership and skills development programmes