Press Release: Our Top Performers continue to shine

Online School, Brainline, says it is encouraged by the excellent results of the class of 2023. Amongst those, several excellent academic performers have emerged.

The Independent Examination Board (IEB) and the Department of Basic Education will release their results today, Thursday, 18 January 2024. Brainline, who is IEB recognised, has received an 88.2% pass rate.  This is an increase of 5% from the 2022 academic year.

Brainline CEO, Coleen Cronje says the matric learners showed their steel during the final exams and achieved 119 distinctions overall. She says the results are a testimony to the continued tenacity and dedication of the Class of 2023.

We are extremely proud of all our Grade 12 learners who managed to achieve exceptional results overall. While the majority have been home schoolers for several years, some only joined our online school from 2020, when their own schools closed during the country-wide school lockdown. As a virtual school, we were able to provide these learners with a safe and uninterrupted alternative and our results speak for itself,’ Cronje explains.

Brainline students were among the 12 000 IEB students who completed the 2023 matric exams. Two learners, Keyur Lakha and Marguerite Prinsloo received 7 distinctions each, while three students, amongst them Stephanus Kritzinger and Caro Rademan, walked away with 6 distinctions each. In addition, three Brainline students received 5 distinctions, one received four, and another seven received three distinctions respectively.

Cronje says the consistent performance by these learners is a testimony to the efficacy of online learning when combined with the self-discipline and focus of learners who study from home.

We are exceptionally proud of this, as Brainline does not discriminate against learner enrolling with us, based on subject combinations or academic record. We believe that every learner must be afforded the opportunity to write the final exams on successful completion of the subject-based assessments for the year.

Our experience has shown that, where learners have the academic support we provide, together with the psychological support of their families, they are often able to overcome hurdles that they may have experienced at any time throughout their academic career,’ Cronje says.
While most learners can enjoy a sigh of relief, others have to confront the fact that they may not have met the pass requirements for their final year. Cronje says this does not mean that their matric certificate is out of reach.
Failing your matric can be quite a shock to the system, however, now is not the time to be despondent, as there are numerous options to consider.  The statement of results for all candidates contains a few good options to explore.
If you feel that the marking of your papers did not truly reflect your expectations, you may wish to apply for a remark. Contact your school and ask for the relevant forms to apply for a re-mark of your papers. There may be a cost involved for such a remark, but it may give you peace of mind’, she says.

Another option would be to apply for a supplementary exam, which could provide a second chance at success. Your statement of results will indicate if you qualify for such an exam. Cronje says that, whatever the outcome, learners should remember that the subjects that they did pass, always remain to their credit. This means that completing their Grade 12 through online distance education provides a safe and convenient option to them. Brainline offers the unique opportunity for learners who need one or more subjects to complete their matric, or who would like to improve their results without the restrictions of a traditional school.

For moreinformation:
Coleen Cronje
Brainline CEO
082 577 7942