Norwich Steiner School opened its Upper School in September 2012. It is one of only three Steiner Schools in the UK currently able to offer the new Level 3 qualification the "New Zealand Certificate of Steiner Education" or the NZCSE (formerly called the Steiner School Certificate or SSC). The Upper School is for pupils from age 14 through to Class 12/13, when the oldest pupils are 18/19 years old and ready to take their next step in life.
In July 2017, our first cohort of thirteen pupils age 18/19 left school, 9 of whom successfully attained the Level 3 qualification. Three of the remaining pupils left having achieved at Level 2 and one pupil left having followed an alternative pathway. Of the 13 pupils, 9 of them have been offered places at various universities to study a variety of courses including Music, English Literature with Drama, Art, Computer Graphics, Photography, Maths with Computer Science, Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, and Politics. For more information about the Level 3 Qualification (NZCSE) or about our 2017 Graduates, please follow the links below or contact the School.
Our upper school curriculum is designed to educate the ‘whole’ student, not just the intellect, to support individual physical, social/emotional and intellectual development, and enable pupils to develop into balanced, well-rounded and mature young adults, able to pursue their own futures and destinies with confidence and self-belief.
We help students to work through adolescence in a healthy way, providing sufficient time to find resonance and direction for their next steps in life while providing a balance for the extremes of emotion and ideas and between inner and outer worlds. Students develop a love of learning, as well as practical and transferable skills that will help them along their way.
The recently developed NZCSE Qualification (formerly known as the SSC) is based on this curriculum, leaving Norwich Steiner School entirely free from the pressures of the National Curriculum and mainstream qualifications. We have found this allows both pupils and teachers to enjoy learning and teaching in a creative and invigorating environment.
The creative breadth and depth of the Waldorf Curriculum, together with appropriate teaching practices, encourages the emergence of healthy young adults capable of independent and creative thinking, healthy social relationships and the ability to make choices and to succeed in all aspects of contemporary life.