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St Paul’s College is well known for its academic rigour and is regarded as one of the top academic schools in the country – a reputation closely guarded and fiercely defended, upgraded and maintained. We follow the curriculum of the Namibian Senior Secondary Certificate (NSSC), which is endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations. Examinations are written at both the Higher and Ordinary levels. Our students are regularly top in the country in these external examinations and recent years have seen as much as 75% of our pupils scoring either a 1 or 2 symbol – the equivalent of an A or a B. Many of our students are accepted into top faculties in South African and other international universities. The pure Science (Mathematics, Science), the Arts (Fine Art, Languages, History), the Commerce subjects (Accounting, Economics), and the Natural Sciences (Biology and Geography) are all very strong departments.

St Paul’s College staff cares for and monitors our pupils, promoting achievements of their best in every way. Class teachers, Grade Heads and Heads of School further support this effort. The Middle School (Grade 8-9) recognises the development stages (and exciting changes!) that pupils generally go through in their social, cognitive, spiritual and physical lives in these grades. Pastoral care, counselling and a balanced lifestyle are integral to education at St Paul’s College. Through this phase our pupils are exposed to the subjects on offer and are encouraged to be involved in a wide range of activities. The Upper School (Grade 10-12) presumes that pupils are ready for greater responsibility and challenges, and there is a more focussed approach to preparing for the external examinations.
 

SUBJECTS AT ST PAUL’S COLLEGE – HIGH SCHOOL

The following subjects are compulsory for Grade 8 and 9:

• English (as a First Language)
• An additional language – choose from:
- Afrikaans (2nd language)
- French (foreign language)
- German (foreign language)
- Portuguese (foreign language)
• Mathematics
• Biology
• Science
• Geography
• History
• Accounting
• Art & Design

Grade 10 students continue with 7 subjects.

The following are compulsory:

• English (as a First Language)
• An additional language : to continue with the
language taken in Grade 8 + 9
• Mathematics
• Biology and/or Science

Choice Subjects are:

• History
• Geography
• Accounting
• Art & Design
• Economics (which is only introduced in Grade 10)

At the end of Grade 10 students drop one subject and continue with 6 subjects in Grade 11 + 12 (writing their NSSC Matric with 6 subjects)

• English (as a Frist Language)
• An additional language : as for Grade 10
• Mathematics
• Biology and/or Science

Choice Subjects are:

•History
•Geography
•Accounting
•Art & Design
•Economics


 
 
 

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