Matric Results 2020

Eleanor Amner
Yolanda Petse

The VGHS class of 2020 has done themselves and the school proud with their final examination results. This is all in a year filled with grief, loss and uncertainty.

From April 2020, the matric class started with online learning and were in communication with their subject teachers so no teaching time was lost and the class had the best possible opportunity to excel, and this they truly did!

We are the ONLY public school in the Grahamstown/Makhanda area to get a 100% pass rate. The learners achieved an 81% Bachelors pass rate and there were 72 subject A symbols.

VGHS is incredibly proud of Eleanor Amner and Yolanda Petse who both achieved an A aggregate results – that’s over 80% as averages!


Special mention to the high achievers: Nicola Kroese (5 A’s), Likhona Mpepo (4 A’s), Siwe Mhlekwa (4 A’s), Thandile Mabija (4 A’s), Tammy Cannon (3 A’s) and Eden Hendricks (3 A’s).

We are truly happy and proud of the girls for working hard and putting in effort with regards to their academics – hard work does indeed pay off! This is a year that they will never forget as so many events and activities were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Through it all, they managed to conquer!

We wish the class of 2020 well in their future endeavours and hope to welcome you back to your alma mater for a visit soon!

Nicola Kroese - 5 Distinctions
Likhona Mpepo - 4 Distinctions
Siwe Mhlekwa - 4 Distinctions
Thandile Mabija - 4 Distinctions
Tammy Cannon - 3 Distinctions
Eden Hendricks - 3 Distinctions

Victoria Girls' High School is...


~       Sunday Times’ Top 100 schools in South Africa  ~

~       Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Circle of Excellence School  ~

~       Proudly SA School of the Year 2007  ~

~       Proudly SA School of the Year 2011  ~

~       Top Eastern Cape school 2013  ~

~ Destiny Magazine Top 100 SA school 2017 

Fairlady Magazine - VG Top School in the Eastern Cape 2013

 The June 2013 edition of Fairlady Magazine contained a thorough look at public schooling in South Africa.  In particular, the article considered the Top 25 public schools in South Africa.  A number of criteria were used to determine the Top 25, including academic, sporting and cultural achievements, as well as community outreach, facilities and fees.  VGHS was one of only two Eastern Province schools selected and was subsequently chosen as the top school by Fairlady Magazine in the final analysis.

Proudly South African Homegrown Award 2011

In September 2011, at a gala dinner and exhibition in Johannesburg, VGHS was the overall winner in the Proudly South African / CFG Schools Governance Category.  The judging of this award was based on different aspects of school managements, eg. codes of conduct, staff management and leadership opportunities afforded to the Grade 12s.  Following VG’s initial placement in the top 4, the judges and a camera crew paid us a visit where they interviewed various staff and took a tour of our facilities.

Ms Nadia Czeredreski-Schmidt collected on the award on behalf of VGHS and said “I felt very proud to stand up and collect the award on behalf of VGHS, knowing that it truly is a school of passion, integrity and excellence”. 

Top Education Institution in South Africa

In 2007 VGHS was accorded the double honour of being selected as one of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Top 70 schools in the country, and being chosen as the top educational institution in the country in the Petro-SA Proudly South African Homegrown Awards.  These awards attest not only to VGHS’s consistent academic excellence, but also to our celebration of cultural diversity and youth empowerment.

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