Subject Choices and Examinations

A broad and balanced curriculum for national examinations

Click here for our list of subject courses and our subjects handbook or contact

Do you have an ambitious and high achieving daughter who is moving up to S2 or S3 next year? If the answer is yes, now is the time to start thinking about her subject choices for national examinations in S4.

At St George's School for Girls, we pride ourselves on our breadth and flexibility of qualifications and examination courses. With us, your daughter will take GCSE exams at the end of S4. These are taught over two years which means she will enter S5 (our Lower Sixth) with a very broad selection of subjects under her belt, usually 9 or 10. Girls select their GCSE subjects at the end of S2 with some subject taster sessions taught in S1 and S2.

Our curriculum

Everyone in S4 is expected to take an exam in Mathematics and English, at least one language from a choice of French, Spanish, German, Mandarin and Latin and at least one social science. Every girl must take one science subject and indeed about a third of the year will take all three, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. With a broad range of practical and creative subjects also available, there is no danger of anyone making too narrow a choice at this stage.

Watch our video to find out more about making subject choices 

Want her to study Medicine at St Andrews? - make it happen!

Want her to be an Engineer? Go ahead!

Budding Diplomat? Let us introduce her to our Model United Nations club

Interested in debating? She can give it a go! 

Want to know more? Click here for our list of subject courses and our subjects handbook or contact