Examination results

‘Work Hard – Aim High’ is a mantra that Downe House girls adopt. The personal triumphs at the heart of our remarkable results are testament to that.

Turning aspiration into reality

We work hard to provide girls with the very highest quality of academic tuition needed to fulfill their potential and achieve their best results. Girls are supported and encouraged to turn their aspirations for the future into reality and it is always the personal triumphs and individual achievements of the girls that give most pleasure. However, the statistics provide plenty of evidence of the academic success that our girls achieve.

These young women have worked extremely hard and have every reason indeed to be proud of all of their achievements. At A Level/Pre-U, 98% of the grades achieved were A* to B with the A*/D1/D2 percentage remaining consistently high, at 51%. At GCSE, 89% of the grades were at 7 to 9 and 71% were graded 8/9 (A* and A**). Most pleasing of all was the number of grade 9s across all the subjects, which once again stands at 46%.

Read the full GCSE, A Level and Pre-U results for 2021.

Combined A Level and Pre-U Results 2021
A*, D1 & D2 A, D3 B, M1 & M2 C
51% 34% 14% 2%
Cumulative 85% 99% 100%


I/GCSE Results 2021
Grade 9 Grade 8 Grade 7 Grade 6 Grade 5 Grade 4 Grade 3
46% 25% 18% 7% 3% 1% 0%
Cumulative 71% 89% 96% 99% 100% 100%

Celebrating success with a flourish!

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