Our pupils are celebrating their GCSE results today. As you probably know, pupils sit their GCSE exams over two years at Elmfield as they follow the Waldorf curriculum alongside the GCSE curriculum in the Upper School. The changes to the grading system mean many subjects are now ranked 1-9 with 9 being the highest. Grades 4 – 6 represent C – B grades and grades 7 – 9 represent an A grade and above. Grade 4 is considered a “standard pass” whilst grade 5 is considered a “good pass”.
Class 10 sat their English and Maths GCSEs this year. In English 83% achieved a Grade 5 or above with 94% achieving a Grade 4 or above. In Maths 78% achieved a Grade 5 or above with 83% achieving a Grade 4 or above. In addition, 94% of students received a Distinction in their English speaking and listening exam.
Class 11 have now completed all their GCSE exams and 86% are leaving with 5 or more GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above, including English and Maths. Three pupils are leaving with four 7s, three As, three 8s, thirteen A*s and two 9s between them.
Once again, this is an impressive set of results and reflects the hard work of both students and staff at Elmfield. We wish all our leavers the best of luck at their chosen colleges next year.