Academic Colours

Notice
Lists of Academic Colours and Half Colours achievers, arranged by Year, Month and Grade.


2012
November

Academic Colours Nov 2012

June

Academic Colours June 2012


2011

June

Academic Colours June 2011

September

Academic Colours Sept 2011

November

Academic Colours Nov 2011



Awards Criteria
Colour Awards Schedule

 
Start of 1st Term

Academic awards for November/December examinations of the previous year.

 

End of 1st Term

Music awards can be considered for those Grade 11 students who achieve the standards required of them in the course of their Grade 10 year.

 

Start of 3rd Term

Academic awards for May/June examinations.

 

Mid 3rd Term

Academic awards for Matric Trial examinations.

 

 

Criteria for the Award of Academic Colours

 

Ranking Total        

 

For each boy in Grades 10, 11 or 12, a ranking total shall be obtained thus:

 

                        Life Orientation                 ex        200

 

                        Home Languages              ex        400

 

                        Additional Languages       ex        300

 

                        All other subjects (5)         ex        400

 

This gives rise, therefore, to a possible maximum of 2500 (or 2600 in the case of a boy offering two Home Languages), making it possible to rank all the learners in any one grade on the basis of academic achievement. From this ranking may be drawn the top 5 academic achievers etc.

 

Maximum Ranking Total

 

Notwithstanding the two possible maximum ranking totals of 2500 or 2600, the figure of 2500 shall be deemed to be the maximum possible in every case, thus giving boys offering two Home Languages an advantage over those boys offering only one Home Language, as has traditionally been the case in the past.

 

Academic Awards

 

The criteria for the awarding of full Colours and of Half-Colours is based upon ranking totals as shown in the following table:

 

 

Grade 10

November

Grade 11

June

Grade 11

November

Grade 12

June

Grade 12

Trials

Grade 12

Finals

Half

Colours Standard

1750

1750

1700

1700

1700

1687

Awarded on the occasion of the second achievement of the standard (not necessarily consecutive), except that the award shall nevertheless be made if the first (and only) achievement be at Grade 12 finals.

Colours Standard

1950

1950

1900

1900

1900

1887

Awarded on the occasion of the second achievement of the standard (not necessarily consecutive), except that the award shall nevertheless be made if the first (and only) achievement be at Grade 12 finals.

 

                                                           

Note:  The Colours Committee reserves the right to condone one or two ranking totals per learner by a maximum of twenty-six marks (in sum) in order to facilitate an award.

 

 

Criteria for the Award of Subject Prizes at the Annual Prize-Giving

Awards are based on performances in controlled summative assessment situations, e.g. Examinations, Grade tests etc.

 

Policy Regarding Late Submission of Projects / Assignments

 Suitable notice of due dates of projects/assignments must be given timeously to boys.

The project/assignment must be handed in on the due date at the stipulated time – even if the boy is absent on that day! Co-operation between boy and parent will be necessary here. Teachers to make boys especially aware of this clause.

The project/assignment must be handed directly to the teacher who will record that fact. It should not be left on a desk.

There will sometimes be acceptable extenuating circumstances where a project/assignment is late. Discretion should be exercised – the Director of Academics must be consulted in this regard

The project/assignment must be marked, regardless of when it is handed in, and feedback (for educational purposes) must be naturally given to the boy as would normally be the case.

However, if the project/assignment was handed in:

               late on the due date OR one school day late – 20% of marks to be deducted (i.e. max 80%)

               two school days late  – 40% of marks to be deducted (i.e. max 60%) 

               three school days late – 60% of marks to be deducted (i.e. max 40%)

               four school days late – 80% of marks to be deducted (i.e. max 20%

               five or more school days late – a token 1 mark to be awarded

      If a project/assignment is not handed in on the due date (as in first asterisk above), notification of that fact must be given to the parents as soon as possible via:

               a phone call

               an email (a standard email can be devised and circulated) – a “read” receipt should be requested

 

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