National exams are taken in Classes 10, 11 and 12, with a mixture of English GCSEs, Standard Grades, Intermediates, AS levels, Highers and Advanced Highers (Art) being offered. The particular mix arises from the teachers' study of which exam will best fit into the Steiner curriculum and allow the most latitude for study.
To enable the broad curriculum of Main Lesson content to continue, exams are taken a year later than in mainstream. Results achieved are well above the Scottish average and compare favourably with other independent schools in Scotland.
It is worth noting that, unlike most independent schools, the Edinburgh Steiner School has a comprehensive intake approach and does not select on academic grounds at any stage.