Academic excellence

Brighton College Abu Dhabi pupils have once again achieved outstanding A-level results and have even beaten last year’s record haul of top grades, securing 85% A*-B grades in this year’s examinations. Even more important than the raw scores, the value-added score that pupils have achieved this year is (+1.25), which yet again reflects the excellence of the school’s excellent teaching and learning.

This year’s outstanding results mean that, on average, a Brighton College Abu Dhabi pupil gains a grade and a quarter above statistical expectations and the results enable pupils to progress to the best universities around the world, with two pupils this year going up to Cambridge University and a third who has deferred his place until 2022.

Brighton College Abu Dhabi is extremely proud of the hard work and diligence of its UAE national pupils who have achieved a fantastic 83% A*- B grades.

Key Statistics 2021

  • A*: 28.8%
  • A* - A: 63.1%
  • A* - B: 85.1%
  • A* - C: 95.8%

Value added: +1.25

Simon Corns, Head Master of Brighton College Abu Dhabi said, “It is an extraordinary tribute to the resilience of our pupils that, despite the appalling challenges they have faced over the last two years from learning disruption, distance learning and unpredictability, that they have gone on to achieve such richly deserved distinction. Experience they engaged in at the school prior to the pandemic when they benefited from an enormous range of co-curricular activities, I am sure, has ensured that they are rounded human beings who can withstand the pressures to which young people are inevitably exposed , and more than ever at the moment. I congratulate them all, and the excellent staff who helped them to achieve these stunningly impressive grades in the school’s tenth year of operation.”