Graduation Class 2021

The Deutsche Internationale Schule Pretoria’s Class of 2021 consisted of 55 learners. This promising group of learners achieved 102 distinctions as well as 126 B-symbols and 102 C-symbols. 95% of these learners passed with admission to study for a Batchelor’s degree.


A total of 13 of these learners completed the German International Abitur with an excellent average score of 2.24. The German International Abitur is an internationally-acclaimed university preparatory curriculum and diploma that provides an academically exceptional and culturally rich multilingual education to students of all nationalities and backgrounds.


It is founded on the German Education model of teaching, which emphasizes developing independence in children, encourages critical thinking, supports children taking ownership for their learning process, and stresses the development of creative problem-solving skills.


We are very proud of our top-achievers, Nina Ehrich, Silke Ottermann and Juliette van der Walt who all three achieved 8 distinctions. Shortly on their heels follows Lizé Pretorius with 7 distinctions. Imke Böhmer and Pharréll Williams boast 6 distinctions each while Thatohatsiyarona Thamae and Refiloe Zondi obtained 5 distinctions each.


The Deutsche Internationale Schule Pretoria (DSP), which offers tuition from 3 months to Grade 12 is independently rated as an international school of excellence. Young minds are prepared for a global future from an early age.  Learners in the higher grades are continuously exposed to the challenges of tertiary education and the future. Teaching is guided by German as well as South African syllabi and prepares learners for the different school-leaving certificates that can be obtained at the DSP.


Ms Kapfhammer, who coordinates the combined South African and German qualification at the DSP explains: “Teaching in Secondary School II (Grades 10 to 12) is characterised by small classes that allow intensive debate on content and scientific methods, top results in all examinations and two school-leaving certificates after 12 years.”


A dual school-leaving certificate is comprised of:

  • The German International Abitur and the National Senior Certificate (NSC) from the Independent Examination Board (IEB), called the Kombi-Abitur or;
  • The NSC from the IEB together with the German Language Diploma Level 2.

“Our flexible approach through either the Kombi-Abitur or the NSC in conjunction with the German Language Diploma allows entrance to local universities and opens the door to study internationally. Our learners are educated to be critical thinkers that are able to adapt to new situations.” concludes Mrs Bischofberger who co-ordinates the NSC at the DSP.