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Reddam House Durbanville students shine with 10 ‘Top in SA’ Cambridge International Academic Awards

The results of the 2023 Cambridge International Academic Awards have been announced, and Reddam House Durbanville students have once again achieved exceptional results. A total of 10 prestigious awards were scooped by seven remarkable students across A Levels, AS Levels, and IGCSEs, showcasing outstanding academic excellence and dedication.

Cambridge A Level Matrics

The Cambridge International School leaving qualifications are a growing option for many parents in South Africa. As at the end of 2023, more than 120 Cambridge International centres offer this acclaimed curriculum to South African students. These qualifications are benchmarked internationally, with the curriculum being offered in over 160 countries around the world.

Among the highlights of these achievements are multiple 'Top in South Africa' awards, recognising exceptional performance in various subjects. These accolades underscore the exceptional quality of teaching and learning at Reddam House Durbanville.

Barry Nieuwoudt, Executive Head of Reddam House Durbanville, commended the students and teachers for their outstanding efforts. "We congratulate our formidable students and express gratitude to our teachers for their dedication and commitment to delivering excellence," he said.

A Levels

Sarah Webber demonstrated extraordinary proficiency by achieving 'Top in South Africa' for A Level French, securing the 8th place globally with an outstanding score of 92% (A*). Sarah's remarkable success in French, the official second language of the Cambridge International curriculum, is a testament to her language expertise and dedication. Sarah is currently studying at UCT.

AS Levels

Jake van der Westhuizen demonstrated exceptional academic prowess by being recognised as the Best Across Four AS-Levels and securing First Place in South Africa. This outstanding achievement reflects Jake's strong work ethic, intelligence, and determination to succeed. Additionally, Jake attained Top in South Africa for AS Level Mathematics with an impressive score of 99%. Jake is currently studying at UCT in the Science faculty, majoring in Physics and aiming to pursue further studies abroad. Notably, Jake completed an unprecedented seven AS Level subjects, including self-taught AS Level Biology, where he achieved an excellent score of 93%.

Minkyum Kim secured Top in South Africa in Computer Science with an impressive score of 96%, securing him a place to study Computer Science at Cambridge University in the UK. Minkyum is accelerating his A Levels and is currently completing A Level Further Mathematics and A Level Physics in the June 2024 exam series, enabling him to commence his studies at Cambridge in September this year. This milestone marks the first time a student at Reddam House Durbanville has pursued A Level Further Mathematics, demonstrating Minkyum's commitment to academic excellence and advanced learning.

Matthew van Wyk received Top in South Africa awards for both Biology (93%) and Chemistry (95%) at AS Level. These accomplishments highlight Matthew's dedication and exceptional proficiency in the sciences. Matthew is currently studying Engineering at Stellenbosch University, embarking on a promising academic journey.

Emma Nel achieved Top in South Africa for Mathematics with an outstanding score of 99%. Emma received offers from numerous prestigious universities and elected to pursue her studies in Medicine at Stellenbosch University, where she is enjoying her degree immensely.


Soyeon Lee achieved Top in South Africa in English First Language (91%) and Computer Science (95%) at IGCSE level. Soyeon's impressive scores highlight her commitment to academic excellence. She is currently in Grade 12, continuing her studies at Reddam House Durbanville with dedication and enthusiasm. 

Razeena Ismail also attained Top in South Africa in English First Language (91%) at IGCSE level, showcasing her outstanding language proficiency and academic dedication. Razeena is currently in Grade 12, poised for further academic achievements in her final year at Reddam House Durbanville.

Ravi Nadasen, CEO of Inspired Education Group Africa, expressed immense pride in the diverse range of achievements across various faculties. "We are extremely proud of the accolades received across so many faculties, from Mathematics and Sciences to Arts, Humanities, and Commerce," noted Ravi Nadasen. "These achievements reflect the dedication of our students and the exceptional quality of education at Reddam House Durbanville."

Dual Curriculum Offering

Reddam House Durbanville offers a dual assessment opportunity for students, including both Cambridge Assessment International and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). Cambridge Lower Secondary is offered from Grade 7 to Grade 9, after which students can select either the Cambridge IGCSEs and AS Levels or the South African IEB examinations. A Levels are taken as a post matric option and are an elective that students choose to better their prospects of entering South African universities or the opportunity to study abroad at prestigious universities.

The dual offering gives students the opportunity of a win-win choice between two renowned, quality options, both preparing candidates more rigorously for tertiary education requirements, as well as workplace critical thinking and problem-solving expectations.

For more information, visit the Inspired Schools website and click on Africa & Middle East link.


  • Sarah Webber achieved 'Top in South Africa' for A Level French and 8th place in the world


  • Jake van der Westhuizen achieved the Best Across Four AS-Levels securing First Place in South Africa and Top in South Africa in Mathematics
  • Minkyum Kim achieved Top in South Africa in Computer Science
  • Matthew van Wyk received Top in South Africa awards for Biology and Chemistry
  • Emma Nel achieved Top in South Africa for Mathematics


  • Razeena Ismail attained Top in South Africa in English First Language
  • Soyeon Lee achieved Top in South Africa in English First Language and Computer Science

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