Brighton College is proven to be the best independent school in county

Brighton College is officially one of the best-performing schools in the country

Brighton College is officially one of the best-performing schools in the country

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Brighton College has proven itself to be the best independent school in Sussex – and among the highest achieving in the country.

A staggering 99.95% of GCSEs from the Eastern Road school this year were A* to C grades – with close to 90% either A* or A.

The results have been released by the Independent Schools Council (ISC) which works alongside the country’s independent schools.

The second top performing school in Sussex was Roedean, also in Brighton, with 73.14% of all GCSE grades either A or A*.

More than 99% of grades were between A* and C.

Third best was Burgess Hill School for Girls with 69.27% of grades A*/A and 97.66% A* to C with St Leonards-Mayfield School fourth with 69.12% of grades A*/A and 98.18% A* to C. Fifth was Christ’s Hospital with 64.78% A*/A and 97.26% A* to C.

As well as being named the top school in the county, Brighton College was also ranked the 25th top performing in the country. Nationally schools were ranked by the proportion of exam entries awarded A or A*.

The top school across the whole of the UK was North London Collegiate School with 98.81% of grades A*/A and 100% A* to C.

Nationally more than 32% of all entries received the top A* grade, up slightly from 32% last year, while around 60.6% of entries scored at least an A, up 0.2 percentage points from 2013.

This is around three times as many as the national average across all schools.

Additionally the vast majority (94.4%) of entries from private school pupils achieved at least a C.

The ISC’s analysis of the statistics found that just over three-quarters (77.7%) of pupils at its schools achieved at least five A*-C grades this year, including English, maths, science, and a modern foreign language.

The average haul for an independent school GCSE pupil this year was two A* grades and seven As.

ISC Chairman Barnaby Lenon said: “The independent sector is celebrating another set of fantastic GCSE results. In a year when results nationally dipped slightly at the top end, the proportion of our entries awarded grades A* and A has risen.

“It is also notable that ISC pupils achieved a high proportion of the top grades in hard subjects such as maths, separate sciences and languages. Many pupils will continue with these subjects at A-level and then university.”

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12:01pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Hove Actually says...

As if we needed proof that the PC state school system was not fit for purpose
As if we needed proof that the PC state school system was not fit for purpose Hove Actually
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2:16pm Sat 30 Aug 14

HJarrs says...

Hove Actually wrote:
As if we needed proof that the PC state school system was not fit for purpose
You mean hardly surprising given it is one of the most expensive schools in the county and filters it's intake.

Many if it's pupils will carry on to Oxbridge and then join the ruling clique that has failed the country.
[quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: As if we needed proof that the PC state school system was not fit for purpose[/p][/quote]You mean hardly surprising given it is one of the most expensive schools in the county and filters it's intake. Many if it's pupils will carry on to Oxbridge and then join the ruling clique that has failed the country. HJarrs
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5:31pm Sat 30 Aug 14

jeremy radvan says...

Speaking for myself I have had enough of this bragging. Of course they get good results, this is the product they offer to those foolish enough to purchase their services. Those examples of their product that I have met are very rigorously schooled but possessed of a pathetically inadequate education.
Speaking for myself I have had enough of this bragging. Of course they get good results, this is the product they offer to those foolish enough to purchase their services. Those examples of their product that I have met are very rigorously schooled but possessed of a pathetically inadequate education. jeremy radvan
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6:07pm Sat 30 Aug 14

fredflintstone1 says...

HJarrs wrote:
Hove Actually wrote:
As if we needed proof that the PC state school system was not fit for purpose
You mean hardly surprising given it is one of the most expensive schools in the county and filters it's intake.

Many if it's pupils will carry on to Oxbridge and then join the ruling clique that has failed the country.
Shame you never mastered the use of apostrophes during your time at school. I've noticed this is a recurring mistake in other posts of yours. It's easy to sneer at other people, isn't it?

As in all walks of life, if you don't put the effort in, you don't get the results, so good luck to those Brighton College pupils. They will have worked hard for their success, and all you can do is to denigrate it. Heaven forbid that people should be encouraged to do the best they can....

Not everyone is suited to a high-pressured intellectual environment, and in case you hadn't noticed, Oxbridge is fiercely competitive. I don't believe that people just turn up there, walk out with a double first and rule the world......

Rather than worrying about Brighton College though, I'm far more concerned about the results in the city's state system. Those at 'leading' schools such as Dorothy Stringer (down a significant 7% this year) and Varndean (where less than half of pupils managed to obtain 5 A-C GCSEs) have fallen significantly. Our young people are being let down.

Why is this? Too many business managers involved in these institutions now, rather than talented teachers? Head teachers who are uninspiring? I notice your Green education spokesperson has been very quiet on this subject.
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hove Actually[/bold] wrote: As if we needed proof that the PC state school system was not fit for purpose[/p][/quote]You mean hardly surprising given it is one of the most expensive schools in the county and filters it's intake. Many if it's pupils will carry on to Oxbridge and then join the ruling clique that has failed the country.[/p][/quote]Shame you never mastered the use of apostrophes during your time at school. I've noticed this is a recurring mistake in other posts of yours. It's easy to sneer at other people, isn't it? As in all walks of life, if you don't put the effort in, you don't get the results, so good luck to those Brighton College pupils. They will have worked hard for their success, and all you can do is to denigrate it. Heaven forbid that people should be encouraged to do the best they can.... Not everyone is suited to a high-pressured intellectual environment, and in case you hadn't noticed, Oxbridge is fiercely competitive. I don't believe that people just turn up there, walk out with a double first and rule the world...... Rather than worrying about Brighton College though, I'm far more concerned about the results in the city's state system. Those at 'leading' schools such as Dorothy Stringer (down a significant 7% this year) and Varndean (where less than half of pupils managed to obtain 5 A-C GCSEs) have fallen significantly. Our young people are being let down. Why is this? Too many business managers involved in these institutions now, rather than talented teachers? Head teachers who are uninspiring? I notice your Green education spokesperson has been very quiet on this subject. fredflintstone1
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