FOUNDED IN 1902, ST ANDREW’S IS A TOP INDEPENDENT, GIRLS-ONLY DAY AND BOARDING SCHOOL AND CO-EDUCATIONAL PRESCHOOL.

Senior SCHOOL ACADEMICS

Our academic programme is both challenging and varied and lives up to our motto ‘Skilled for Life’. Girls write the Independent Examinations Board’s National Senior Certificate, which affords them excellent opportunities to study at tertiary level, locally and abroad.

Technology has become an indisputable part of modern-day life and we’ve embraced it in the classroom. Tablets used by Grade 8 and 9 girls provide a blended approach to teaching while at the same time maintaining the standards of academic excellence our school has come to be known for.

Technology and multimedia – combined with small class sizes – provide the optimal environment for full engagement. Extra lessons and academic support are available to girls who require one-on-one support to help them along in their academic journey.

Grade eight

  • English, Afrikaans/isiZulu
  • French
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences (Physical Sciences and Life Sciences)
  • Social Sciences (Geography and History)
  • Economic Management Sciences
  • Arts and Culture (Art, Drama and Music)
  • Life Orientation (guidance and physical education)
  • Computer and Media Skills

Grade nine

  • English, Afrikaans/isiZulu
  • French
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences (Physical Sciences and Life Sciences)
  • Social Sciences (Geography and History)
  • Economic Management Sciences
  • Arts and Culture (Art, Drama and Music)
  • Life Orientation (guidance and physical education)
  • Computer and Media Skills

GRADES 10 to 12
Girls are required to do 7 subjects.

Four compulsory:

  • 2 languages – English, Afrikaans/isiZulu
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
  • Life Orientation

Three choice subjects (these are subject to change based on demand):

  • Physical Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • French
  • Dramatic Arts
  • Geography
  • History
  • Visual Arts
  • Music
  • Accounting
  • Computer Applications Technology

Annual Olympiads are written in many of these subjects. The certified International Computer Driver’s Licence is on offer to girls outside the academic timetable.


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