From Boarding School to University

Sixth Formers from Downside are always well-prepared for university life; during the final years of school they’ve refined skills in independent learning, as well as learning how to live within a house together in our boarding facilities. 

Each September we think of our summer leavers, as they embark upon university life. This year our Sixth Form gained places at Oxford, Ivy League and Russell Group universities to study a range of subjects from Medicine and Biomedical Science, to History of Art in New York and Vocal Studies at the Royal Academy of Music! This year we were also delighted to see pupils gain places with Goldman Sachs in the city, and win a scholarship to the prestigious law school at King’s College, London. You can read more about our ‘Global Stars’ in the Downside Diary

The 2016 cohort gained 46.2% A*/A grades at A Level, and 28% of all pupils achieved at least 3 A*/A grades. Click here to read more.

University Life Boarding

If you’re thinking about the next step and would be keen to learn more about how Downside might be able to prepare you for university life, come to our Sixth Form Open Day on Saturday 14th October. All of our Academic staff will be there to answer your questions, you’ll have the opportunity to ask our current pupils questions, and you’ll enjoy a tour of the site. We’d love to meet you, drop us a line today!