Our best ever results

Our best ever results

Clifton College is celebrating after our pupils gained their best ever A Level and GCSE results.

An impressive 83% of A Level Grades were A* to B, with 55% A* to A grades, this makes us the best result of any independent co-educational School in Bristol and one of the top 100* nationally. Our girls did particularly well, achieving 88% A* to B grades, higher than any of the single sex schools in Bristol. 

In total, 17 pupils gained places at Oxford or Cambridge – again, the highest number in Bristol. Of these, over half were recipients of funded places through scholarships and bursaries, and nearly two thirds joined Clifton College in the Pre-Preparatory School.

Pupils that started in Clifton College Pre-Prep achieved the best results with 68% A* to A and 92% A* to B.  

GCSE results were just as outstanding with a massive 91% A*to B grades and 74% A* to A. The College ranked 73rd* in the country.  Our girls achieved a remarkable 85% at A*A, again higher than the single sex girls schools in Bristol. 


The results come at the end of a fantastic year for the College which saw pupils achieving not only academic success but also success on the stage and sporting field.

Two pupils, Florence Wooley and Jonty O’Callaghan were nominated for the prestigious Rose Bowl Award 2015 for their performances in the School production of Chicago. The Awards recognise exceptional drama talent across schools and drama groups in the South West.

Sixth former Lea Van der Zwalmen became the first ever Ladies Rackets World Champion, whilst studying for her A Levels.

And the Upper School Rugby team stormed to victory against Marlborough College at the 150th Anniversary of the oldest school sporting fixture, later being voted Team of the Month by Rugby World Magazine.

Head of College Mark Moore said: 

“We are immensely proud of all our pupils, and these outstanding results are testament to their hard work and dedication. We wish them all a fantastic onward journey”.

He continued:

“From September 2016, we’re delighted to be offering scholarships and bursaries to children from the age of 11. These financial awards remain with the pupil throughout their time at the school”.