The Downs School has had the highest percentage of A*-C GCSE Grades including English and Mathematics in West Berkshire for the four years 2009-2012 and scores well above the national average. 2013 results were again excellent so the trend is likely to continue but official statistics have yet to be published.
- over 79% of entries were graded at C and above
- 70% of students gained 5A*-C grades including English and mathematics
- 65% of students gained 7 A*-C grades including English and Mathematics.
50% of students gained 7 or more A*-B grades at GCSE including English and mathematics.
There were particularly stunning successes in the following subjects where over 40% of students gained A or A* grades: Biology (42%), Chemistry (46%), Physics (45%), Geography (60%), History (42%), Religious Studies (81%), English Literature (51%), Music (60%) and Sports Studies (50%).
The Downs School has had the highest A*-B A-Level pass rate in West Berkshire for the four years 2009-2012 and our BTEC pass rate for the same period is 100%. 2013 results were again excellent so the trend is likely to continue but official statistics have yet to be published.
We have an outstanding record of students gaining places at high performing universities both Oxbridge and at Russell Group universities.
- Pass rate - 99%
- A* or A Grades - 32%
- A and B Grades - 63%
- A*-C Grades - 82%
Outstanding results were gained in the following subjects where the percentage of students gaining grades A and B were above 70%: further mathematics, art and design, geography, history, drama, media, music and product design.