St Martin's School - Where Every Child is Known


A robust curriculum for life preparation

Our Form One and Form Two curriculum provides exposure to the IEB subjects as well as a practical personalized learning programme at the end of each year. This programme provides an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in a range of subjects and culminates in an exhibition and demonstration of their practical leaning experience at the end of the year.

Form One and Two

There are eight Learning Areas in the National Curriculum Statement for Form One and Two:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Human and Social Sciences
  • Languages (Language of Learning and Additional Languages)
  • Life Orientation
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technology
High School Mathematics
High School Technology

Form Three to Form Five

Students are prepared for the National Senior Certificate through the Independent Examination Board (IEB). All tertiary institutions in South Africa and many international universities will accept superior results in the IEB examinations for admission into their degree courses.

At the end of Form Two a student has the opportunity of choosing three subjects from Option B.

Subjects currently offered in Form Three to Form Five:

Option A - Compulsory:

  • English
  • Afrikaans or isiZulu
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
  • Life Orientation

Option B - Elective:

  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Life Sciences
  • Dramatic Arts
  • Physical Sciences
  • Computer Applications Technology

Further Studies Mathematics – equivalent to A Level. Paper One, equivalent to A Level and Paper One and Two A Level extended.

High School Music
High School Dramatic Arts