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Brighton school setting the record for going to top universities
6:20pm Wednesday 30th January 2013 in Education
Pupils at Brighton College have set the record of offers to study at prestigious universities.
A total of 23 students have received letters from Oxford and Cambridge universities offering them a place.
Deputy Head Master, Mark Beard, said: “I am delighted for the 23 pupils who have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge. It really is a superb achievement.
“Whilst celebrating their success, we also recognise the achievements of many equally talented pupils who narrowly missed out.
“It is, however, great to see these pupils receiving offers from other leading universities.”
This success is mirrored throughout the upper sixth form college, with pupils receiving offers from their chosen universities at an unprecedented rate, and follows closely behind record results at GCSE and A-level for the school’s pupils.
In August, last year’s upper sixth pupils achieved record A-level results, with 100 boys and girls achieving three As or better and 96.8% attaining A*-B – the grades demanded by top universities.
At GCSE, more than 90% of all grades were A* or A, with the most common grade being A*.
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