The last time exams were held, Brighton College was the top co-educational school in England, and was named UK School of the Decade by The Sunday Times. This year, the results are even better, with almost 99% at grades A*B, and a phenomenal 60% at grade A*. Incredibly, 79 pupils received A* grades in at least 3 A-levels.
We’re delighted for all our pupils. They rose to the challenge of having never sat public exams before, with their hard work and determination paying off. Nearly all pupils have secured places at top universities – including 24 offers for Oxbridge and 16 places at universities in North America.
North America ahead!
Among the 16 pupils going on to study in the USA and Canada is our former Head of School, Shaun. Shaun secured five A*s in chemistry, physics, maths, further maths and history and is off to Yale. National news covered Shaun’s success, and he commented:
Shaun commented: “I spent my younger years in Hong Kong and Singapore, and I’m now moving on to Yale University in the US - but my roots will always be here in Brighton, and I know that my years at Brighton College will remain some of the best of my life.”
Also heading across the pond are two of our Opening Doors Scholars, our programme for talented and ambitious young people from the local area. James is heading to Princeton, having secured four A*s and an A, and Harrison, who joins Richmond University in Virginia with three As.
James commented: “I am delighted to be heading off to continue my studies at Princeton University! I will be forever indebted to those who have believed in me throughout my time at Brighton College, with the incredible opportunities I have been so fortunate to receive a testament to their support. Over the last two years, I have truly made friends and memories to last a lifetime.”
Harrison commented: “I would just like to thank everybody at Brighton College for both providing me with such an exciting opportunity to go and study in the US, as well as giving me the most enriching and enjoyable education possible during my two years there.”
Good luck to all of our leavers heading to North America: James, Jack, Ashli, James, Kaan, Pun, Honor, Kieran, Hiroshi, Charlotte, Harrison, Shaun, Pietro, Connor, Eric and Matias.
A scientist who will change the world
Described by her teachers as “one of the best physicists – if not best scientists – the school has ever seen”, Bethany secured a phenomenal five A*s in all of her subjects. Bethany will be taking a gap year before she sets her sights on university – possibly in the USA. Wherever she chooses to go we know that she’ll be a force for change. We’re sure that, in a few years, we’ll be inviting her back to the College as a guest speaker after she receives the Nobel Prize for Physics!
From entrepreneurship winner to business degree
Anvi impressed everyone during her time at the school with her savvy business and marketing skills and her passion for social change. She impressed the ISI inspectors during their visit with her advocacy for Amnesty International, and she made an impact in the 2020 Lower Sixth entrepreneurship competition where she led her team to victory. With A*s in maths, DT and business studies, Anvi is taking her acumen to King’s College London to study marketing and business.
Good luck Grisha!
Grisha joined us as one of our Ukraine Scholars when the war began in February. He made an impact on all his teachers and peers during his time at Brighton, impressing everyone with his intellect and sense of humour. We’re thrilled that Grisha has received a place at UCL to study chemistry, and wish him all the very best for the future! See what Grisha shared about his journey to the UK here.