Where next?

A Downe House education propels girls confidently into their next adventure beyond School and into some of the world’s leading universities and institutions.

Where will a Downe House education take your daughter?

Every year, students from the Upper Sixth leave us to take up places at top universities and institutions across the world. In 2023, over 90% took up places at their preferred choice universities, with 72% heading to Russell Group universities and 38% to QS World Top 50. Many students (30%) went on to read STEM subjects including 13% reading Medicine, Dentistry and Medical Sciences, with Politics, Economics, Policy and Management (27%), as well as creative and performing arts (23%) also being very popular with our students. This year we have seen an increase in the popularity of courses which offer international experience and courses which include study abroad (13%).

With 84% of the grades at A Level being A* to B, and 64% of all grades being A*/A, there is every reason to praise the girls’ diligence and recognise the support that they had from both their teachers and their parents. We have no doubt that they will be great assets to their chosen universities and institutions.

University destinations

Girls in our Class of 2023 were successful in securing university places in the UK and overseas for a wide range of courses, reflecting the diverse achievements and interests of this year group. We are hugely proud of their achievements and wish them every success in the next phase of their adventure in education.

Where more than one student is taking a course, the number is shown.



Architectural Association  Foundation Year
Bath Economics, Politics with Economics
Birmingham Biomedical Sciences, Politics and International Relations
Bristol Biomedical Sciences, Cancer Biology and Immunology, International Social and Public Policy, International Social and Public Policy with Study Abroad, Law
Cambridge English, Natural Sciences
Durham Business and Management with Study Abroad, Chemistry, History, Modern Languages and Cultures (with year abroad), Sociology
Edinburgh History of Art (2), History of Art and English Literature, Classics, Neuroscience
European University of Cyprus Dentistry
Exeter Archaeology, Art History & Visual Culture, Art History & Visual Culture and English, Biological Sciences, Business and Management, Conservation Biology and Ecology with Study Abroad, English Literature and Modern Languages, Flexible Combined Honors, International Relations
Glasgow History and Politics
Goldsmiths Music
Imperial Chemistry with Molecular Physics, Maths
King’s College London Biomedical Sciences, Digital Media and Culture, Geography, Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Kingston Art Foundation
Leeds Social Policy with Sociology and Crime
Liverpool International Relations with German
London College of Communication (UAL) Media, Design and Screen (Foundation)
Loughborough  Geography
LSE Language, Culture and Society, Management, PPE
Manchester Chemistry with Industrial Experience, English Literature, Modern Language and Business & Management (Chinese), Modern Language and Business & Management (Spanish)
Newcastle Film Practices, Food Business Management and Marketing, Sociology
Nottingham English Literature and History of Art
Oxford Engineering, English Language and Literature, Fine Art, Music
Oxford Brookes  Business and Management, History of Art, History of Art and Archaeology
Queen Mary University of London Medicine
Royal Agricultural University Rural Land Management
Semmelweiss (Hungary) Medicine
SOAS Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities with Foundation Year
St Andrews German and Philosophy (with year abroad)
Sussex International Business (with professional placement year)
The New School (Parsons), USA Fashion Management (2)
UCL Ancient World, English, French and German, Global Humanitarian Studies, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Liberal Arts
University of East Anglia (UEA) Drama and Creative Writing
University of Hong Kong Medicine
University of the Arts London Production Arts for Screen
University of Wisconsin Madison, USA Liberal Arts
York Psychology in Education


Tours & Open Mornings

The best way to find out more about Downe House is to experience it for yourself. Book a personal tour or join us at one of our Open Mornings, available throughout the year.

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