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Academic results

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Top co-educational school

Brighton College has recently been ranked by The Sunday Times as third in the UK for our academic results. This success in their 2020 Parent Power League Table, the benchmark for academic excellence in the UK and released in November each year, is the highest result ever for any co-educational school.

In the 2021 GCSEs 9 was once again the most common grade at Brighton, with 98% of all grades at 9-7/A*-A. At A-level an outstanding 100% of grades were at A*-B level.

Read more about our A-level results here, and our GCSE results here.

We were chosen to be England's Independent School of the Year 2019 by The Sunday Times. The school was praised for its environment of inclusivity. This nurtures intellectual and personal development, whilst also enabling academic excellence at all levels.

Through their own hard work, and the guidance and support of our dedicated teachers, our pupils achieve nationally outstanding results in external examinations.

Over the last five years, our results have placed us in the top 1% of schools in England. 

Explore our pupils' successes below.

99% A*-B at A-level 2020

96% 9-7/A*-A at GCSE 2020

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Most forward thinking school in Britain”

— The Week

Brighton College is the leading co-educational school in England”

— The Sunday Times

One word: Exceptional”

— Tatler

A role model for modern Britain”

— Le Monde

A true centre of excellence in all things”

— Daily Telegraph

Britain’s leading co-educational light”

— Country Life

Our awards

  • Top School in Britain for STEM 2020

  • England's independent school of the year 2019

  • Britain's most forward thinking school 2017

  • Outstanding independent school 2016-17

  • Britain's most forward thinking school 2014

  • UK independent school of the year 2013-14

  • Tatler headmaster of the year 2012-13

  • Sunday Times school of the year 2011-12