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Academic Life


Teaching at Brighton College is characterised by passion. We know our outstanding teachers change lives and our pupils develop a life-long love of learning.

With 97% A*AB at A-level and 94% 9-7/A*A at GCSE in the 2023 exams, we're consistently one of the top performing schools in the country. Read more about our academic achievements on our results pages.


One of the great modern success stories of British independent education.”

— Alastair McCall, Editor, The Sunday Times Parent Power Guide


Tomorrow's world

Opened in January 2020, our new School of Science and Sport contains 18 university-standard laboratories and a 25-metre swimming pool.

Our Creative Learning Centre, designed by award-winning architects Hopkins, serves to promote and facilitate experimental approaches to teaching and learning.

The world-class Music School and Sarah Abraham Recital Hall provide creative space for our musicians and performers.

These exciting new buildings enhance our culture of learning. Through the innovative teaching that takes place here, we prepare pupils for their future. 


Virtually all leavers progress to universities in the UK or America with highly selective entrance requirements.”

— Independent Schools Inspectorate 2021

Inspection reports

University destinations

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The College aims to help all pupils reach the university of their choice. A quarter of applicants go on to study at Oxford or Cambridge and the majority of pupils attend a Russell Group or global top 100 university. Over the past two years, 31 pupils have taken up places at a range of top North American universities. These are our top destinations for the last ten years.