EXTERNAL EXAMINATION RESULTS 2017-18

From the Headmistress: Mrs. Emma McKendrick

Our examination candidates have achieved remarkable results once again this year and they deserve the highest praise. Most pleasing are always the personal triumphs and individual achievements of the girls. However, the statistics provide plenty of evidence of their success. Members of the UVI leave us to take up places at top universities across the world with 84% going to Russell Group universities and a further 7% to world-class universities in the US, Canada, the Netherlands and Switzerland.  With 89% of girls achieving A*-B grades at A Level/Pre-U, the results show a consistently high level of performance by Downe House girls.  Almost 60% of all grades achieved by the girls were A or A* and their grades really are testament to the girls’ diligence and commitment to their studies. They will, I have no doubt, be great assets to their chosen universities. Our UV GCSE cohort also achieved impressive results with, a record 64% of grades at A*, with over 84% reaching A*/A grades and remarkably 30% of girls achieved 9 A* (new grade 8-9) or above.

All candidates should be extremely proud of their achievements and I know are very grateful to their teachers, Housestaff and, of course, their parents for all their support during their studies. As they move on to the next stage of their education, they can do so with well-founded confidence.

Results and Analysis pamphlet 2018

2018 Leaversí Destinations


Cambridge Pre-U 2018

Subject D1 D2 D3 M1 M2 M3 P1 P2 P3 Total
Chemistry 1 3 2 3 1 3 1     14
Chinese   3     1 1       5
Further Maths 1   2 1 1         5
German   1               1
History of Art   1 3 6 5 3       18
History   3 6 1           10
Maths 3 5 4 5 3 6 1     27
Philosophy and Theology 1 2 3 4 2   2     14
Total 6 18 20 20 13 13 4     94
Percentage by Grade 6.4% 19.1% 21.3% 21.3% 13.8% 13.8% 4.3% 0% 0%

A Level 2018 Results

Subject A* A B C D E Total
Art 1 4 3       8
Biology 3 10 2     1 16
Business   1 2 1     4
Chinese     2       2
Classical Civilisation   1         1
Classical Greek       1     1
Design and Technology 1           1
Drama 2 5 2       9
Economics 2 10 5 3     20
English 11 14 5 2     32
French 1 8 2 2     13
Geography 6 11 5 1     23
German   1         1
Italian   1 3 1     5
Latin   4   1     5
Maths   1         1
Music 1 1 2       4
Music Technology     1       1
Politics 2 10 7       19
Photography 2 3 1       6
Physics 1 2 4 1 1   9
Spanish   3 2 1     6
Textiles 1 3 1       5
Total (Excluding EPQ) 34 93 49 14 1 1 192
Extended Project Qualification 4 3 4       11
Total (Including EPQ) 38 96 53 14 1 1 203
Percentage Excluding EPQ 17.7% 48.4% 25.5% 7.3% 0.5% 0.5%  
Percentage Including EPQ 18.7% 47.3% 26.1% 6.9% 0.5% 0.5%  

A Level and Cambridge Pre-U Cumulative Results (%)
A*/D1 & D2 grades: 20.9%
A*/D1 & D2 to A/D3 grades: 59.9%
A*/D1 & D2 to B/M2 grades: 88.9%