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. In 2022, at A Level/Pre-U, 92% of the grades achieved were A* to B with the A*-A/D1-D3 percentage remaining consistently high, at 75%. Fifteen girls leave Downe House having achieved 3 or more A* grades, which is an outstanding achievement.

At GCSE, 88% of all grades were awarded at grades 9-7 (A*-A) and an amazing 34% of all our pupils achieved 9 or more grade 9-8s (A*); among them were four girls whose academic endeavour saw them achieve 11 or more grade 9 -8 results. Factoring in the disruption to their studies that the pandemic caused, the achievements of this remarkable group of pupils are even more outstanding. Well done to them all.

You can view a more detailed overview of our public examination results and a snapshot of the courses our students go on to study at universities around the world here on our ISSUU channel and read further details of our pupils’ university destinations here.

Combined A Level and Pre-U Results 2022
A*, D1 & D2 A, D3 B, M1 & M2 C
38% 37% 17% 7%
Cumulative 75% 92% 100%
I/GCSE Results 2022
Grade 9 Grade 8 Grade 7 Grade 6 Grade 5
43% 28% 17% 7% 3%
Cumulative 71% 88% 96% 99%

Celebrating success with a flourish!

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