Choosing the right high school can make the difference between a happy and successful academic future for your child and years of declining marks followed by poor career prospects. There are two main things to consider when choosing a high school: 1. Is this school a good fit for my child’s personality, interests, abilities? (Happiness factor) […]
SAILI has earned a reputation for identifying high schools that are low on cost but don’t compromise academics. In 2014 we produced an interactive graphic to show the best performing schools in each price band. That graphic is based on 2013 Matric data. It is available here. We have been asked to provide a similar info-graphic for Cape Town primary schools.
Unfortunately the Western Cape Education Department do not release any helpful data for building a full picture. We can however show where we have successfully recruited for our scholarship over the past two years. At least 2 students were successful at our round 1 maths test from the schools shown in this graphic. Some schools have produced notably strong applicants over both years. Sid G Rule clearly stands out. This tells us about quality and consistency within that school system. Read more
I wrote about the 2013 ANA’s about two months ago as kids sat down to write their test papers. Now the report is out I went straight to my go-to view: Grade 9 Maths performance distribution.
Here we can see the breakdown of performance for all students, by province for maths at grade 9. This will be shocking if you have not seen it before. Read more
The “new” South Africa has brought with it a wide open door to education dreams and aspirations that were not part of the “old” South Africa. Government spending on education is comparable to our international counterparts at approximately R14 000 per child per year with a little more in the very poorest areas. However there are lots of problems with how this open door works. Here are some of our education myths – Read more