Between 14 and 16+ years of age, a range of accredited courses are taken in the upper school classes. These both embrace and run alongside a rich and diverse Steiner curriculum which is delivered every morning during the ‘main lesson’ periods along with daily singing and physical activity.
From 2013, 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 was delivered.
From 2014, in line with the new national school performance measures (‘Progress 8’ and ‘Attainment 8’), we have extended the range of courses on offer to include Mathematics, English and English Literature, Science, History or R.E. 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.