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Kgaogelo Bopape, the genius of Soweto Maths, joins UCT

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Johannesburg – Horizon International High School student Kgaogelo Bopape, who recently made his country proud by winning a bronze medal at the 61st International Mathematical Olympiad, is heading to the University of Cape Town.

Bopape from Soweto, scored 97% in math and a total of seven Aces.

Among the subjects in which Bopape made distinctions were English Language at Home, Mathematics, Life Orientation, Graphic Engineering and Design, Life Sciences.

Bopape, who visited his Horizon school to get his matrix results, explained that this year has been very difficult for many students due to the coronavirus, but he was able to use online communication and the resources provided by his school to continue. his matrix studies. despite the locks.

“I did at least seven articles for each subject before the preliminary and final exams. Because of this, I was able to get 7A and I’m quite proud of my accomplishment. I plan to study math and computer science at the University of Cape Town this year, ”he said.

“I am grateful to have a very supportive family and a very supportive set of teachers. They have helped me a lot throughout this year. The final exam period lasted six weeks and towards the end it was difficult to stay focused on the task at hand. But my teachers have helped me stay on track. “

Bopape, who is South Africa’s first IMO2020 black bronze medalist, explained that he was awarded a medal at last year’s International Mathematical Olympiad, which he wrote in preliminary exams.

This made it difficult to balance his attention between the exams and the Olympiad, but he is happy with the conclusion of both the Olympiad and the exams.

Horizon Educational Trust’s Star College, located in KwaZulu-Natal, excelled, ranking second among South Africa’s top performing schools on the basis of the learner ratio distinction for the National Senior Certificate exams. The school achieved phenomenal results, with an average of 3.2 distinctions per learner, with a success rate of 100%.

“The Class of 2020 has endured many hardships on their way to success. Our school year came to a halt when the coronavirus pandemic hit South Africa. As a student in the program, I felt a lot of anxiety about the uncertainty of our last year. Fortunately, Star College acted quickly to help us navigate these unpredictable circumstances.

“Shortly after the schools closed, they quickly offered us e-learning. While adjusting to e-learning was certainly a challenge, I quickly got to grips with the new normal. The 2020 Matriculant Shaylen Pillay recipient of 9 distinctions with an average of 95.75% shared while detailing his matrix adventure.

Informing the Class of 2021 Pillay says, “My advice to the Class of 2021 is to be prepared, to use your time wisely and to work hard. Equally important is that you get enough sleep and have enough time to relax. A balanced and healthy physical and mental lifestyle is of the utmost importance. I am convinced that you will achieve what you have decided. “

Star College in KwaZulu-Natal is listed as the second best performing school of 2020 in South Africa based on the ratio of 3.2 honors per school learner by Gradesmatc education specialists.

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Kgaogelo Bopape, the genius of Soweto Maths, joins UCT

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