Amy Irlam Places in Top 20 for the National English Olympiad
The National English Olympiad is an annual English competition that draws over 8000 candidates every year from around South Africa and from our neighbouring countries.
The competition is organised jointly by the Grahamstown Foundation and the South African Council for English Education. The syllabus and examination questions offer a stimulating experience that goes beyond what can be enjoyed in the school syllabus. The syllabus and examination questions promote critical thinking, but they also encourage candidates to express themselves in creative and unique ways - an exciting possibility that is not allowed for in the school curriculum.
The programme of study is rigorous and requires significant self-study on the part of the candidates.
The demands and the competitive nature of the programme make Amy Irlam's achievement of being a Top 20 Candidate a significant one. It is a success that Amy can be very proud of, with the attendant award of an offer of one year's sponsored tuition at Rhodes University.
The Pinelands community warmly congratulates Amy!