Examination Results

The school is justly proud of its reputation for academic success, but a Winchester education provides more than academic results alone. We encourage pupils to investigate themes, explore ideas and see connections beyond the examined syllabus. This ensures that they leave Winchester with the ability to understand and tackle the complexities and challenges which further education (not to mention life) will bring. In addition to Div, our unique non-examined subject, pupils enter competitions such as the International Mathematics and Science Olympiads, in which we have a distinguished history of gold medals and representation on national teams.  

2023 A-level Results

The College is delighted with another year of strong results in A-level examinations.  40.7% of grades were at A* and 77.9% were A*/A. 23% of the pupils in the year group secured at least three A* grades, of whom 15 pupils achieved four A* or more. 57% of the year group achieved straight As or better at A-level.

Performance was strong across all subjects: notable successes came in Further Maths (68% A*, 97% A*/A), Physics (58% A*, 89% A*/A), Chemistry (45% A*, 83% A*/A) and English Literature (86% A/A*).

The percentage of pupils achieving A*/A at EPQ was 75% in 2022-2023 (in comparison to 57% in 2021-2022). 

Pupils are now celebrating securing their university places, including 31 pupils who have achieved their offers for Cambridge or Oxford entry, as well as those heading off to leading institutions across the UK and top international universities in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Europe, and South-East Asia.

Director of Studies, Dr Thomas, commented: “These excellent results are a testament to the hard work of Year 13 throughout their A-level studies. In the context of the return of grade boundaries to pre-pandemic levels, and the challenges faced by this cohort, they should be exceptionally proud of what they have achieved.”

Full A-level Results Table

2023 GCSE/IGCSE Results

The College is very pleased with another year of great success at IGCSE/GCSE.

49.8% of all grades were Grade 9, with 71.9% being at Grade 9 or Grade 8. 88.1% of all grades were Grade 9/8/7.

Eight pupils had a clean sweep of Grade 9s, with a further twenty-four having a profile comprised of entirely Grades 9 or 8 (equivalent to A*).

Performance was strong across all subjects: notable successes came in Greek (100% Grade 9), Geography (73% Grade 9), Russian (71% Grade 9) and Physics (70% Grade 9).

Pupils are now looking forward to their A-level studies with excitement and we look forward to welcoming them back to Winchester into the Sixth Form at the start of September.

Full GCSE/IGCSE 2023 Results Table


Leavers’ Destinations

The Sixth Form is a bridge to higher education. Our dedicated ‘Futures’ team supports students’ applications to UK, US, and other international universities, and subject specialists offer subject-specific guidance.

A significant number of our pupils go to Oxbridge or a Russell Group university every year. Other destinations include leading US universities, such as Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Dartmouth, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, UNC, UPenn and Yale.