Future Nation Schools “does things differently” and celebrates with a 100% Matric pass
Today, we celebrate being different and achieving the most. Our Matric Class of 2022 achieved a 100% pass rate, 60 distinctions and 36 bachelor passes in their National Senior Certificate results under the Independent Examination Board (IEB).
Future Nation Schools (FNS), founded by Sizwe Nxasana and Dr Judy Dlamini, is no ordinary school.
This network of independent schools aims to lead the African Education Revolution by providing relevant, futuristic, Africa-focused and technology-enabled education and does so by teaching an enhanced National CAPS curriculum, delivered through Project Based Learning (PBL).
“PBL prepares learners to solve real-world problems through inquiry rather than merely preparing learners with the ability to answer essay- and exam-based questions,” explains Nxasana. “It is about empowering pupils to inquire, discover, research, solve problems, work with one another and think critically. This multidisciplinary way of teaching uses technology alongside traditional teaching methods to create a highly effective learning model where learners are more engaged with the content and build critical and creative thinking, collaboration, problem-solving, leadership and effective communication skills – all of which are essential as learners head into the world of work.”
It is a dramatic shift away from the way South African learners are traditionally taught. Since teaching takes on a learning-by-doing approach, learners essentially become active participants in their own educational development.
Does it work?
Looking at FNS’s Matric results, the answer is a resounding “yes!”
2022 matrics at FNS not only achieved a 100% pass rate, but they also achieved 60 distinctions (an average of 1.46 per learner), 36 bachelor passes, 4 diplomae and 1 higher certificate pass.
The 2022 cohort is also the second group of learners to complete their full high school education using PBL since FNS opened its doors in 2017. Both cohorts achieved 100% passes in their final matric examinations.
“We are immensely proud of the FNS Class of 2022 and are particularly delighted with the achievements of our seven top achievers who brought in a combined 20 distinctions between them. The Class of 2022 is proof of what can be achieved when you work hard, approach learning with dedication and embrace doing things differently. We can’t wait to see what each one of them does as they head into their tertiary studies and the world of work,” concludes Nxasana.
Class of 2022 Top Achievers