At Elmfield our pupils sit their GCSE exams over two years, taking up to 4 in Class 10 and up to 4 or 5 in Class 11. This is so that they can also continue to study the Waldorf curriculum and means that their focus is not solely on exams.
Since 2007 an average of 82% of our Class 11 final year students have left Elmfield with 5 or more A*-C grade GCSEs, including English and Maths. Pupils have typically gone onto King Edwards College in Stourbridge, Haybridge Sixth Form, Halesowen College, and Stourbridge College.
What’s most impressive is that these results have been achieved without hothousing or SATS. It’s ironic that at a time when children are being asked to begin formal education earlier and earlier, Elmfield’s approach of delaying formal education until a more age-appropriate time is delivering very good results.
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:
English Language: 83% achieved a Grade 5 or above (national average was 45%) and 94% achieved a Grade 4 or above (national average was 62%)
In addition, 94% of students received a Distinction in their English speaking and listening exam.
Maths: 78% achieved a Grade 5 or above (national average was 40%) and 83% achieved a Grade 4 or above (national average was 60%)
Class 11 completed their GCSE exams and 86% left Elmfield with 5 or more GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above, including English and Maths. Three pupils left with four 7s, three As, three 8s, thirteen A*s and two 9s between them.
A pdf version of the Class 10 results is also available.
A pdf version of the Class 11 results is also available.
If you would like additional information please contact our Education Lead, Diana Ball, via firstname.lastname@example.org