Do you do exams?

Yes. The School enters candidates for a wide range of examinations and portfolio qualifications, and results are comparable to other independent schools in Scotland.

 

The School works with several awarding bodies, including the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), AQA and OCR (examination boards based in England); Cambridge English Language Assessment (for English as an Additional Language, EAL), CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and Crossfields (Integrated Education).

 

‘External exams’ (formal examinations set, marked and graded by awarding bodies outside the School) are taken in Classes 10, 11 and 12, with a mixture of National Courses (4 & 5) Highers and Advanced Higher (in Art only) and GCSE Art & Design being offered. This particular mixture arises from the teachers’ opinion of which exam will best fit into the Steiner curriculum and the timetable. To enable the broad curriculum of Main Lesson content to continue throughout the Upper School, exams are normally taken a year later than in some other schools.

Overview: Exam Results (2014 – 2021)

A full guide to the exam subjects and qualifications offered by the School is available to view here: Qualifications, Exams and Careers Handbook (2021). This is hosted on the School website under Publications & Policies.