Between 14 and 16+ years of age, a range of exams and accredited courses are undertaken in the upper school classes. Lessons for these run alongside a rich and diverse Steiner curriculum (known as Main Lesson) which is delivered every morning alongside singing and physical activity.
In 2014-15, exams and courses offered include GCSEs in Mathematics, English and English Literature, Science, Spanish and Art. Students also participate in weekly Games lessons and weekly Citizenship lessons, where much of our PSHE is delivered.
In 2015-16, keeping in line with the national picture around Progress 8, we have extended the range of courses on offer to include Mathematics, English and English Literature, Science, History and Spanish, alongside Art, Additional Science, Performing Arts BTec and Craft VCert. We support students not looking to complete a full Achievement 8 range to complete a freestanding qualification known as a Project (at either Foundation or Higher level). These Projects provide students with an opportunity to carry out an in depth study, based on personal interest or an aspect of a subject they are studying. The Project can be presented in a media that suits the pupil’s individual strengths and learning style.