Matriculants who wrote the IEB exams received their results on Thursday and Lara Iron of Holy Rosary School in Johannesburg was at the top of the list with ten distinctions.
She says she took all ten subjects because she wanted to know more about each one of them.
Iron says she had to work harder than she did in Grade 11 in order to achieve good results.
I went to see a lot of career guidance counsellors but at the end of the day, I wanted to learn more subjects than it was necessary.— Lara Iron, Matriculant
I wanted to study medicine so I gave up every possible hour to get the marks to be able to do medicine.— Lara Iron, Matriculant
Iron says the pressure she was under and the resulting adrenalin rush, actually worked to her advantage.
To hear the rest of the conversation with this top student, listen below: