The LEAP model works. LEAP has an average of 93% Grade 12 pass rate with more than 70% 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.
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.
Matric 2005 – 2014:
- LEAP’s Grade 12 learners achieved a 93% pass rate
- 745 LEAP students have passed their NSC Grade 12 examinations
- 78% qualified for study at academic and technical universities with a bachelor or diploma pass
- All LEAP students wrote maths and science, compared to only 42% who wrote maths and 33% who wrote physical science nationally in 2014.
Success is not only measured by the NCS 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.