Celebrating Success on A Level Results Day.

As thousands of Sixth Formers receive their A level results today, Downe House is celebrating the success of its 2017 leavers.

Among a high achieving field at Downe, there have been some outstanding A level and Pre U results, with one pupil achieving a spectacular seven A**/A*/A grades!

Over 34% of all pupils achieved three or more A/A* grades (or equivalent D1, D2 and D3 grades at Pre U) and 25% of all grades were at A* or D1/D2 Pre U equivalent.

The seven top A level grades were achieved by Sixth Form leaver Natalie (five A*s and two As). Congratulations also go to Janice, who gained four A*s and an A, and Sophia, Anna and Alyx, who each gained four A**/A* grades, a stunning set of results.

High praise also goes to Tiffany (three A*s and two As), Amy (A**, two A*s, two As), Serena (three A*s and two As), Isabelle (three A*s and an A) and Olivia (two A*s and an A**).

With 65% of all grades at an A or above, and 90% A* - B, this talented year group has every opportunity to succeed in life beyond Downe House.

Girls will take up places at some of the world’s finest universities including Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, Tufts, Parsons, NYU, Durham, Bristol, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Warwick and Exeter to study a wide range of courses.

Headmistress Mrs Emma McKendrick commented, “We are thrilled for our 2017 leavers who have deservedly achieved some exceptional results. Among them are some truly amazing individual successes, a testimony to the talent, hard work and dedication of the girls and the teachers who have supported them.”

Editor's Note: Grades mentioned above are A level or Pre-U equivalent. M1 sits above the B grade and statistically counts as an A, D3 is the equivalent to an A grade, the D2 (A*) and D1 (A**). These top two Pre U grades extend the range to reward the highest achievers.

Posted: 17th Aug 2017

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