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
  • Religious Studies (pupils will either complete the Full Course GCSE, the Short Course GCSE or an OCN Level 2 qualification)
  • GCSE Learning for Life and Work

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

  • Agriculture & Land use
  • Digital Technology
  • English Literature
  • Food Science & Nutrition
  • French
  • Geography
  • Health & Social Care
  • History
  • Music
  • Motor Vehicle & Road User Studies
  • Occupational Studies - Design & Creativity, Construction, Environment and Society
  • Performing Arts/Creative and Digital Technologies
  • 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 non-GCSE 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 2020, achieved an impressive set of GCSE results, which reflect their individual
For 2020, an outstanding 80% of pupils achieved 5 GCSE Grades at A* - C, while 64% pupils achieved 5 GCSE Grades A* - C including English Language and Mathematics. Additionally, each and every pupil left in June, having developed a wide range of skills in sport, music and a range of extra-curricular interests, and indeed social skills.