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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 Cambridge Assessment and International Examinations curriculum in the Middle School where students make subject choices to start IGCSE in Grade 9. Our students have regularly topped national leagues in Namibian public examinations. 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 teachers care for and monitor our pupils, promoting the academic achievements of our students in every way. Class teachers, Grade Heads and Heads of School further support this effort. The Middle School (Grades 7-9) 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 (Grades 10-12) presumes that pupils are ready for greater responsibility and challenges, and there is a more focussed approach on preparing for the external examinations.

SUBJECTS AT ST PAUL’S COLLEGE – HIGH SCHOOL

The following subjects are taught in Grade 7 and 8:

Core subjects:
• English (as a First Language)
• An additional language – choose from:
- Afrikaans (2nd language)
- French (foreign language)
- German (foreign language)
• Mathematics
• Biology
• Science
• ICT

Additional Subjects:
• Geography
• History
• Commerce
• Art & Design
• Drama

Enrichment subject:
• Global Perspectives

Non-examination subjects:
• Life Skills
• Religious Education
• Physical Education


Grade 9 students continue with 8 subjects. This is the start of the IGCSE curriculum:

The following subjects are compulsory:
• English (First Language)
• An additional language: to continue with the language taken in Grades 7 and 8
• Mathematics
• Biology

4 additional subjects are chosen from:
• History
• Geography
• Biology
• Physics
• Chemistry
• Accounting
• Art & Design
• Economics


Grade 10 students continue with 6 subjects. These six subjects are studied at IGCSE and AS level:

The following subjects are compulsory:
• English (as a First Language)
• An additional language: to continue with the language taken in Grades 8 and 9
• Mathematics

Choice subjects:
• Chemistry
• Physics
• History
• Geography
• Accounting
• Art & Design
• Economics


 
 
 

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