Downside School is delighted to announce a further improvement on last year’s A level grades.

 The proportion of A* grades has risen to 15% (11% in 2018) and A*/A grades to 36% (35% in 2018).  There was a number of outstanding performances from individual pupils, with 17% of the cohort achieving 3 or more A*/A grades, improving on last year’s figure of 12%.  The overall picture has been of improvement across all the grade boundaries (A*-B grades have risen from 62% to 63% and A*-C from 82% to 89%).  Our performance in facilitating subjects continues to be strong and these results provide a very sound basis for entrance to the top universities and for future employment.

 “An impressive performance at the top of the School is testament to the hard work of pupils and staff.  At Downside we are committed to supporting our pupils to achieve their full potential and I am delighted that our focus on academic excellence is reflected in these results.”

 Andrew Hobbs, Head Master.