Key Stage Four

Years 11 and 12

At Saintfield High School, we strive to ensure that every single pupil achieves their full potential and there are many strands which contribute to our ‘Curriculum for Excellence’

The curriculum for Years 11 and 12 is determined by core subjects, which are compulsory, and a selection of subjects which are chosen by pupils at the end
of Year 10. At Saintfield High School, we continually review and revise our Key Stage Four curriculum so that it fully meets the interests and aptitudes of our pupils.

We offer GCSE and Level 2 programmes of study. The following core subjects are compulsory:

  • GCSE English Language
  • GCSE Mathematics
  • GCSE Learning for Life and Work
  • Religious Studies

The following subjects are currently offered to pupils in Years 11 and 12:

  • Agriculture & Land use
  • Art and Design
  • Creative Arts and Digital Technologies
  • English Literature
  • Food and Nutrition
  • French
  • Geography
  • Health and Social Care
  • History
  • IT Applications
  • Motor Vehicle & Road User Studies
  • Music
  • Occupational Studies - Design & Creativity, Environment and Society
  • Physical Education
  • Prince's Trust
  • Single Award Science
  • Double Award Science
  • Technology & Design

Pupil Achievements

At Saintfield High School, we are extremely proud of all that our pupils achieve, both inside the classroom and outside the classroom. The importance of examinations for entry to higher and further education and employment cannot be overlooked. Results for external examinations have been of a consistently high standard over many years within the school. It is our policy that all pupils attempt to complete qualifications in the fullest range of subjects possible at GCSE level, and other Level 2 options.

"Our high standards of teaching and learning continue to bring rewards. Last year’s Year 12, who completed their education at Saintfield High School in June 2022, achieved an impressive set of GCSE results, which reflect their individual success. We are simply delighted that 92% of our pupils in 2022 achieved five or more GCSE grades at A*- C, with 85% of all pupils achieving five or more GCSE Grades at A* - C, including English and Mathematics. Additionally, each and every pupil left, having developed a wide range of skills in sport, music and a variety of extra-curricular interests, and indeed social skills.