A Level Results

2018 Summary

Marlborough College’s outgoing Upper Sixth are celebrating record breaking results, achieving the strongest A level, Pre-U and EPQ grades seen in recent years.

The overwhelming majority of the year group progressed seamlessly to their first choice universities and colleges. Oxbridge and Harvard places were secured and unprecedented numbers of pupils accepted offers in leading international institutions.

Deputy Head (Academic), Ed Tolputt, reported,”This year’s leavers should be delighted with their results. Their hard work has been rewarded with excellent grades across all subjects. 24% of entries were graded at A* (or Pre-U equivalent), representing our highest proportion of pupils with top grades in the past six years. 82% of entries were graded at A* to B. In the Pre-U exams, a record-setting number of the elusive D1 grades were awarded, 19 across nine subjects.

“The following pupils achieved between 3 to 5 A* grades at A level (or Pre-U equivalent): Freddie Boase, Lara Bracher, Simran Chowdhry, Adam Dalrymple, Lydia Dickens, Molly Gibbins, Tuomas Laakkonen, Imogen Mitchell, Freya Owen, Anna Pembroke, Amber Shaw, Emily Symington, Virat Talwar, Alice Wright. Special mention should go to Simran Chowdhry who achieved A* in all five of her A levels. Congratulations are also due to those pupils who have worked hard to achieve the very best they could – there are invisible victories buried throughout the table of results and these pupils deserve equal praise.”

The Master, Louise Moelwyn-Hughes, and retiring Master, Jonathan Leigh, extended their congratulations to a talented and committed group of pupils who have won places at top-flight universities and colleges across the world. Louise Moelwyn-Hughes commented, “The hard work and dedication of our pupils has been richly rewarded and we are particularly delighted that they have achieved such academic excellence while maintaining their commitment to the co-curricular life of the school. Our talented and inspirational staff body, teaching and support, should be immensely proud of all that has been achieved today”.

% A* % A*A % A*AB % A*ABC % A*ABCD % A*ABCDE


24 57 82 93 98 99


15 48 78 99 96 99


15 56 83 93 97 99


25 63 86 95 98 99


16 61 83 94 97 99


15 55 82 94 98 100


15 56 87 97 99 100


15 54 83 95 99 99


19 60 86 97 99 100

The A* grade was introduced in 2010.

Detailed Results


2017 A Level and Pre U Results


2016 A Level Results


2015 A Level Results


2014 A Level Results


2013 A Level Results


2012 A Level Results


2011 A Level Results


2010 A Level Results