Stunning exam results!
100% of pupils achieved 5 or more GCSE passes at grade A* to C this year, inclusive of English and Maths. This makes us one of the top schools in the region for GCSE results, ahead of leading independent schools such as Cheltenham Ladies' College. Last year's results were way above the national average but this year's are even better.
Whilst exams are only a small part of what we do, it's great to see our students achieve outstanding results. The 100% pass rate was achieved in almost all subjects. Particular strengths were English Language and Fine Art, where 80% of students achieved A* or A grades.
This comes on top of a great set of A level results, where 65% of all exams yielded grades A* - B.
Well done to all our students and staff for this superb set of results.
Examinations and University Destinations
The Steiner Waldorf Curriculum gets outstanding exam results
Our holistic approach to education looks at the development of the whole child; head, hand and heart. Preparation for our pupils to sit public examinations sits within this rich and stimulating curriculum.
At the heart of the curriculum of the Upper School is a striving to foster creative, imaginative young people, with clear thinking, independent minds. The Upper School marks a new phase in pupil development where academic challenge now grows in importance: stimulating questions, discussion, criticism - all the activities of the enquiring mind which equip them for the challenge and rigour of exams.
The task of all teachers in this phase is to enable the unfolding of the inner being and individuality of the young person into an independent, capable and responsible adult.
Our consistently good results reflect the quality of our Steiner curriculum for children aged 14 to 18. It is also a credit to our excellent teachers and the exceptional talents of our pupils.
Pupils leave our non-selective school as well rounded and sociable individuals, with a broad range of skills and qualities that are valued by employers and admissions tutors at universities and colleges. In recent years, they have secured places on courses such as Astrophysics, Civil Engineering, Criminology and Sociology, Textiles, Creative Writing, Liberal Arts, Philosophy, Set Design, Art Therapy, Human Biology, Biochemistry, Mathematics, German at a variety of Russell Group and international universities.