Academics are tip-top (they’ve had a pupil in the country’s top 15 highest-scoring GCSEs for the past two years), but the focus is on encouragement rather than undue pressure.

(I)GCSE Results

With the landscape for (I)GCSE results in 2023 set against a backdrop of disruption and of wider concerns about grades becoming harder to achieve with the return to the pre-pandemic standard, the highly impressive results achieved by our pupils are to be celebrated.

The outcomes for this year’s (I)GCSE cohort are testament to their ambition, drive, and determination, combined with the hard work of colleagues across the College community, whether their expert beaks in the classroom or the outstanding staff supporting them in boarding houses. These factors all came together to produce results which significantly outstripped performance in 2019 (which has been much talked about) and which were our strongest results when compared to averages since the (I)GCSE qualifications were moved to the 9-1 grading system.

One in five grades, 20%, was awarded the coveted Grade 9, 47% at Grade 8 or above (equivalent to A*) and 72% of grades were at 9, 8 or 7 (equivalent to A).

There were several stand-out individual performances. Lottie J scored a 9 in each of her 12 GCSEs, putting her among a handful of pupils nationally to achieve this feat. Tabitha M scored 10 grade 9s, while Idris S, Leo F, Tilly G, Xanthe H-E and Elliot R scored 9 grade 9s.

For more than half of this year group, 9/8 (A*) was their most common grade, while almost half of the year group scored 9 grades at 9-7 level (A*/A).

These numbers are only one part of the story for pupils who are so talented across a huge range of endeavours, whether on the sports field, in the music school, or climbing to K2 base camp. We are proud of each of our pupils’ achievements, and we are excited to see their creativity, ambition, and drive flourish further still in the Sixth Form.

Comparison by Cumulative Percentages


The figures relating to (I)GCSE results are for pupils finishing their Lower School education and include results from exams they may have taken early.

Detailed Results