Gr 12-support

The KILT Board followed the recommendation of principals of the town’s three non-fee-paying high schools – Percy Mdala High, Concordia High and Knysna Secondary – that children in the system at a high grade should be supported, even though this occurs late in the learning cycle.

Two residential tuition camps were held during the 2017 school holidays for Grade 12 learners from the three high schools, as well as blocks of Saturday morning classes with external tutors covering maths, science, physics, life science, economics and other commerce subjects.

A total of 300 learners participated in these events, with Concordia High increasing its matric pass rate from 55.1% in 2016 to 74.6% in 2017.
“This project has the potential to be transformative. The kids were really keen on learning and responded well.”
Calumet Links, UCT economics doctoral student and tutor