Brighton College Today


Old Brightonians return to the College for Careers Evening, 12th October 2014

We were very fortunate to have three successful Old Brightonians return to the College to share their knowledge and experience with current 6th form pupils last Thursday at a Media and Marketing careers evening. Jamie Thomson (Ha. 1972-75), writer, publisher and Dark Lord extraordinaire, spoke about writing as a career and the routes into getting published.

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LISTEN: The "Great Re-marking Debate" - BBC Radio Sussex interview with Deputy Head Alan Bird and Peony Grainger (Fe. 2009-14)

From The Sunday Times: Peony Grainger's A-level history grade was raised from a U to an A after Brighton College appealed to the OCR examination board.

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Brighton College is the "Most Forward Thinking School in Britain"

A terrific headline in "The Week" this month - we're delighted & proud to be named the "Most Forward Thinking School in Britain".

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New Music School - Name Your Seat!

As the Music School progresses, so the vision of a new Music School for the College is finally coming into focus. Alongside many other advantages that the Music School will bring, pupils will also benefit from state of the art recording facilities, enhancing and refining their performance techniques and of course recording them for posterity.

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Richard Cairns writes: 2014 GCSE results

I am writing to report another excellent set of GCSE results. These are the first GCSEs to have been seriously toughened up by Michael Gove, with all exams taken at the end of two years as opposed to the modular system of recent years. In addition, easier elements of the English Language GCSE (such as speaking and listening) no longer count towards the final grade. It is all the more impressive, therefore, that our boys and girls have done so well.

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Izzy Meikle-Small (Ch. 2009-14) celebrates after juggling A-level study with acting

Brand new Old Brightonian Izzy Meikle-Small, star of television series The 7.39 and the film Never Let Me Go who has starred alongside Olivia Coleman and Kristen Stewart, said picking up her A-level results was more stressful than appearing in premieres of her films.

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2014 Brighton College Results

It has been a busy and emotional day at the College as our Upper Sixth received their results. I write this afternoon merely to put some further flesh on the news I e-mailed out to you this morning.

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Graduation Photobook 2014

For those of you that came in to collect your A-level results today, we hope that you are enjoying the Graduation 2014 Photo Book that we put together for you. If you weren't able to come in don't worry, we will be posting them out to you! The exam office is providing us with a list of who came in, so we will post them out in the next few days.

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Accelerando on site!

The Head Master was on site with Sandy Chenery last week discussing plans for the Music School as the build progresses. Alongside many other advantages that the Music School will bring, pupils will also benefit from state of the art recording facilities, enhancing and refining their performance techniques and of course recording them for posterity. Many pupils compose their own works and the opportunity to perform and record these will nurture their talent, and extend the breadth of their experience. Sandy and his team have spent many hours planning the Music School to ensure that all the pupils needs are met.

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Welcome to our 2014 Leavers; our newest Old Brightonians!

A warm welcome to our newest members of the Old Brightonians; our leavers of 2014.

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Brighton College Donor Garden Party

The Head Master hosted a garden party for donors to the school last weekend, against the delightful backdrop of the 1st XI playing Bedes. A wonderful afternoon was had by all – prefects hosted tours around the College, peeping in on the rehearsals for the Dance Show in the Great Hall, the spectacular Art Show in the art studio and a look in on New House and Head's House (where some of our donors very much enjoyed playing on the subbuteo table).

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Brighton College's "Breath-taking" new boarding house is named one of Britain's best new buildings

Brighton College's most recent boarding accommodation, New House, has been named one of the best new buildings in Britain by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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Our former Headmaster, Dr Anthony Seldon to be knighted

Dr Anthony Seldon Brighton College Head Master 1997-2005 has been awarded a knighthood.

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Friday Photos from Mervyn Dunhill (Br. 1959-64)

Many thanks to Mervyn Dunhill (Bristol 1959-1964) who sent some rather delightful photos in to the OB office.

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Reg Spicer (Head Porter 1988-01) has died

The Old Brightonians office is very sad to announce the death of Reg Spicer, retired Head Porter at Brighton College.

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