Downside School has received eight excellent
Oxbridge offers this year and very evenly divided - four boys, four girls, four
for Oxford, four for Cambridge and four to read English. The other subject
offers are for Classics, Music, Theology and Medicine.
One of the pupils came to Downside from a local
Somerset primary school and has flourished, others only joined the School for
Sixth Form so it’s a diverse group of bright and determined young people, their
offers a great incentive as they work towards their A Levels this summer.
Downside’s Head Master Dom Leo Maidlow Davis
commented that, "The spread of subjects and the number of successful
candidates is a testimony to the hard work of the pupils and the quality of the
teaching being given by our staff across a broad range."
is one of England’s oldest and most distinguished Catholic schools and these
results help to reaffirm its place among the top flight of the country’s
co-educational independent boarding schools.
are also a testament to the range of improvements in teaching and learning
implemented by Daniel Gibbons, the Director of Studies, since he arrived in
“We work very hard to foster a love for learning. Pupils are not just prepared
for examinations, but for the challenges of life beyond Downside. Our
curriculum is underpinned and strengthened by Benedictine values, which
encourages engagement in issues that are of vital importance to our world and
its future. We are absolutely delighted to see so many offers this year, 12% of
the year, and in particular for English.”
Alison Millar, Marketing Manager, Downside School
T: 01761 235151