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Boys' Boarding Schools by A Level

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2018 Results

A + A* % Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £
1 86.44 Winchester College Boarding Boys 38,100
2 84.73 St Paul's School Both Boys 25,032 37,611
3 80.12 Eton College Boarding Boys 40,668
4 68.48 Tonbridge School Both Boys 30,342 40,446
5 65.00 Harrow School Boarding Boys 40,050
6 62.62 Dulwich College Both Boys 20,448 42,681
7 62.21 Abingdon School Both Boys 19,950 39,750
8 60.68 Radley College Boarding Boys 38,325
9 55.08 Warwick School Both Boys 13,194 28,758
10 53.15 Whitgift School Both Boys 20,640 40,140
11 50.85 Merchiston Castle School Both Boys 24,210 32,910
12 47.89 Loughborough Grammar School Both Boys 12,549 28,752
13 43.46 Monmouth School Both Boys 15,816 32,061
14 43.40 Sherborne School Both Boys 30,375 37,500
15 41.00 Reed's School Both Boys(Co-ed 6th form) 24,675 31,800
16 38.46 The Oratory School Both Boys 24,966 34,299
17 36.69 Bedford School Both Boys 19,842 33,558
18 34.98 Stamford School Both Boys 15,318 28,446
19 14.71 More House School Both Boys

This table lists the Top Boys' Boarding Schools in the UK based on 2018 A Level results. Rankings are based on the percentage of A Level entries awarded A* and A grades. Where students have been entered for Pre-U exams the tables include the percentage of Pre-U grades from D1-M1. To qualify for inclusion there must be a minimum of 20 students in the cohort and a minimum number of boarders. Note that there are relatively few Boys only boarding schools and you may wish to look at the co-educational table as well. 

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  1. We make every effort to obtain results for every independent school, but there are sometimes a few gaps in our data, because the information is not freely available or because a school will not supply it. In most cases this applies to schools that would not appear in the top quartile of the table.
  2. Sometimes grades improve as a result of appeals or remarks and we may update the data periodically, as long it does not distort the results of schools which have not given us their remarks. We encourage all schools to supply corrections or additions by contacting us at info@educationadvisers.co.uk.
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