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.
Over the last ten years (since 2007) an average of 82% of our Class 11 final year students 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.
Our most recent Class 10 celebrated an excellent set of results under the new grading system in 2017. 87% achieved a 4 (equivalent to a C) or above in English. This included one 9 and two 8s plus eight Distinctions in Spoken English. In Maths 80% achieved a 4 or above. In their other subjects 90% achieved a B or above in German (with four A*s) and 89% achieved a B or above in French (with four A*s).
If you would like more detailed information please contact our Education Lead, Diana Ball, via firstname.lastname@example.org