Impact of the BCF Centre of Excellence Programme on Matriculation results
Written by Alan   

26th January 2018

Within 18 months of principals of 121 schools attending the BCF Schools Centre of Excellence Programme, the majority of schools were well on their way to becoming centres of excellence.

This is demonstrated by the significant jump in Bachelor and Diploma matriculation pass rates achieved by these121 schools during the 2017 matriculation examinations.

Province

District

Year training conducted

No high schools

Bachelor + Diploma

 

2015

2017

% increase                   2017 over 2015

 

Free State

Fezile Dabi, Lejweleputswa and Xhariep

2011 - 16

77

58

74

28%

Gauteng

Soweto, Pretoria and Benoni

2015

20

56

67

20%

 

Northern Cape

John Taolo Gaetsewe

2015

10

39

57

46%

 

Eastern Cape

King Williams Town, Mount Frere, Ntabankulu

2015

14

28

44

57%

 

Total South Africa

 

121

53

70

32%

 

The sudden and significant jump in Bachelor and Diploma marks could be ascribed to a combination of BCF and other interventions. Principals and district officials who have experienced the power of BCF this Programme however subscribe the significant jump in these results mainly to the BCF programme they attended.