Exam Results

Our 2023 cohort of pupils who sat the International Baccalaureate (IB), A levels and GCSEs produced three sets of outstanding results. Performing well above the national average and beating the IB worldwide average score, our pupils are empowered to thrive academically.


We offer both the International Baccalaureate (IB) and A levels at Malvern College providing a fantastic range of subject choice in both courses of study. In 2023 our UCAS tariff points, combining both A levels and the IB, was 160. This equates to an average of AAB grades and an A grade in EPQ at A level.

IB Results:

This year's IB average score was 35, compared to the world average in 2023 of 30.2 points. Our average points score over the past five years maintained its consistently excellent level of being 36.8 points. Six of the 2023 International Baccalaureate (IB) cohort achieved 40 points and over (out of a maximum of 45 points).

A level Results:

At A level, 60% of our 2023 pupils achieved three or four A*-B grades. Over the last five years pupils have averaged 70% A*-B grades.

GCSE Results:

In 2023, 62% of pupils achieved grades 9-7. Over the last five years pupils have averaged 77% at 9-6 grades.

What does this mean?

There is a significant number of pupils within each exam cohort accessing the very highest grades at Malvern College. These pupils are therefore able successfully to apply to the top universities in the UK and internationally.

University Applications:

75% of candidates achieved their offers at their first-choice university in 2023, with students gaining places at universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Warwick, Imperial College London, LSE, University College London, King’s College London, Exeter, Bristol, St Andrews and Bath, among others. 54% of pupils received offers to Russell Group Universities.

14% of pupils gained places from a range of top overseas universities including the prestigious Colombia, Northwestern, McGill, Sofia.

The most popular course choices this year were Business Management, Economics, Engineering and Psychology.

League Table Information

Along with many other independent schools, Malvern College does not voluntarily participate in national league tables, which can be misleading and only give a one-dimensional picture of a school, attempting to rank schools solely on the criterion of perceived success in public examinations.