2017 GCSE results

Pupils at Downside School are encouraged to reach beyond their academic expectations, and this year the Fifth Form pupils have produced a set of GCSE results to inspire even the most ambitious.

An impressive 78% of all grades were awarded at A*/B, with almost a quarter of grades at A* standard.  

GCSE results


As a school that refuses to shy away from the more challenging courses, it is pleasing to note impressive results in Physics (71% A*/A grades), History (63% at A*/A), and Maths (53% at A*/A). The Modern Foreign Languages department were thrilled with an 82% A*/A result for GCSE Spanish, bucking the national trend.

Dr James Whitehead, Downside’s Head Master, has commented “This was another cracking set of results for a hard-working year group who have benefited from the culture of aspiration we have developed at Downside.”

GCSE results


If you’d like to explore Downside School for your child, come to one of our Michaelmas Open Days on Saturday 14th October (Sixth Form), Saturday 4th November (for 11-18 entry), or contact our Admissions department to arrange a private visit.