The school offers the following FET Subjects (Grade 10 – 12): English Home Language, Afrikaans First Additional Language, Sesotho First Additional Language, Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Accounting, Geography, History, Information Technology, Computer Applications Technology, Physical Sciences, Tourism, Visual Arts. These subjects are grouped into different combinations. These combinations may differ from year to year according to the availability of staff. Details of the combinations are available from the office.
In Grades 7, 8 and 9 boys follow the GET course. Subjects that are offered are as follows: English, Afrikaans or Sesotho (the latter two as additional languages), Mathematics, Life Orientation, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Economic and Management Sciences, Technology and Creative Arts. All subjects in the GET course are compulsory.
Subjects in other grades are according to the requirements of the departmental syllabus.
The final FET subject choice is made at the end of Grade 9.
Facilities offered to boys at the school include the Walter Carey Library (senior school), the Paterson Library (junior school), and two well-equipped Computer Centres. We also have audio-visual centres in both junior and senior school.
Over the last 150 years St Andrew’s has maintained a high standard of academic excellence. The school’s pass rate in Grade 12 examinations has been 100% for the past 21 years and the number of candidates who qualify for university entrance regularly exceeds 90%. In 2012, Christiaan Bronkhorst was ranked as the top Grade 12 candidate in the Free State. He along with a number of other boys produced very good results in his Grade 12 subjects and in a number of different Olympiads.
St Andrew’s boys enter Mathematics, Physical Science, Accounting, English and General Knowledge Olympiads and achieve very good results. A number of boys have been selected to participate in international Mathematics camps and have also achieved very good results.
Although we are proud of the achievements of our boys, we do believe in the importance of a holistic education and the acquisition of life skills. As an example we believe that high standards of discipline are necessary in order for boys to develop self-discipline and the success of our boys when they study at tertiary institutions and enter the workplace convinces us that the programme at the school is fulfilling its purpose in preparing young men to face the challenges of life.