Celebrating the Top Cambridge Physics Student

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Celebrating the Top Cambridge Physics Student

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Celebrating the Top Cambridge Physics Student

Dainfern College is a proudly South African school which also places huge emphasis on the value of internationalism. Since inception in 1997, the College has offered the IEB National Senior Certificate (‘matric’) as its exit examination, and the first Grade 12 cohort wrote matric in 2001.


As Dainfern College is a member of the international Round Square association of schools, internationalism is one of its key drivers. Thus, in 2019, the College added Cambridge Assessment International Education to its academic offering with the introduction of the Cambridge A Level programme as an optional exit examination. This international education option is offered in parallel at the College, alongside its excellent IEB matric curriculum. Students choose between the A Level and matric programmes at the start of Grade 11.


Dainfern College is proud to announce that Hamza Mahmood has received an ‘Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award’ for achieving the highest mark in South Africa for Cambridge International AS Level Physics in the November 2020 examinations. Hamza also wrote three other subjects for his AS levels, achieving four ‘A’s for Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics as well as Physics.


Cambridge Studies Physics teacher Mrs Anita Hewitt is extremely proud of Hamza. “Hamza has been an incredible student to work with – he is a brilliant young man who takes delight in understanding new Physics concepts, and is diligent in mastering the application thereof. I look forward to seeing what he can achieve in his A Level Physics examination, and I will watch his future career with interest.”


Director of Cambridge Studies Ms Joulia Karamichael says this is an outstanding endorsement of the standard of the Cambridge Studies programme at Dainfern College. “Hamza’s exceptional achievement is testament of his strong work ethic, enquiring mind and will to achieve his personal best. We commend Hamza and are immensely proud of all that he has achieved to date. We look forward to his continued excellence as he prepares for his A Levels.” She added: “We would also like to acknowledge and commend Mrs Hewitt for her tireless efforts and commitment to excellence. Thank you for ensuring that Hamza was able to attain his personal best.”


This is an amazing achievement and Dainfern College extend their warm congratulations to Hamza.