The LEAP model works. LEAP schools take in young people facing the most serious academic and social challenges but have managed to achieve a 94% Grade 12 pass rate with 72% of graduates pursuing tertiary studies. It seems that the combination of personal empowerment and academic success is the key that unlocks real change.
These are impressive statistics for any school but when you compare the achievements of LEAP graduates to national averages and the averages of the communities LEAP serves, they are outstanding.
“I was once told that the size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire, the size of your dream and how you handle disappointment along the way.”
- Bonisanani Mtshekisa, LEAP graduate
LEAP has great expectations for the youth of South Africa and in young people’s potential to look towards the horizon and make something of their lives.
- LEAP’s Grade 12 learners achieved a 94% pass rate
- 122 LEAP students sat their NSC examinations, more than ever before
- 79% qualified for study at academic and technical universities with a bachelor or diploma pass
- All LEAP students wrote maths and science, compared to only 35% who wrote maths and 26% who wrote physical science nationally.
Success is not only measured by matric results but also through monitoring each learner’s personal journey. LEAP tracks the outcomes of learners:
- 72% pursue tertiary studies
- 32% study business and accounting, 14% go into engineering and 12% choose education
- 2010 saw LEAP’s first tertiary graduate, Bonisanani Mtshekisa
The people who tell our story the best are the students who have risen through LEAP schools to make something of their lives.