Brighton College

Specimen Entrance Papers

All students are recommended the ISEB pre-test for potential entry to Brighton College

11+ English Practice Paper

Comprehension

11+ English Practice Paper

Comprehension

11+ English Practice Paper

Comprehension

11+ English Practice Paper

Comprehension

About Brighton College

Brighton College is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18 in Brighton, England. 

Brighton College was named England’s Independent School 2019 of the Year by The Sunday Times.

In 2011, Brighton College opened its first international campus in Abu Dhabi. Brighton College International Schools (BCIS) has subsequently opened campuses in Al Ain, Bangkok and Dubai.

The pastoral system at Brighton College is house based. There are 14 houses which are split by gender 

In September 2017, Brighton College’s 14th house was opened, Alexander House. This was the first mixed-gender house in the college and is only for the Upper Sixth formers who decide during their Lower Sixth year that they wish to move into this house, with all members coming from other boarding houses. 

Awards

England’s Independent School of the Year 2019 – The Sunday Times.

England’s Public School Headmaster of the Year 2012 by Tatler magazine.

England’s Independent School of the Year 2012 – The Sunday Times

In the 2018 A-level examinations Brighton College achieved 99% A*B (83%A*/A). In the 2018 GCSE examinations they scored 90% 9–7. Class sizes at GCSE average 18, and at A-level they average 8. 26 subjects are offered at A-level.

The school has an ethos of “sports for all” and offers a range sport choices. The major sports are athletics, cricket, netball and rugby. All pupils participate in games of their choice twice a week. 

Address : Eastern Rd, Brighton BN2 0AL, United Kingdom

Headmaster / Headmistress

Richard Cairns, MA (Oxon)

Head Master

Applying To Brighton College

To register and for information for Brighton College year 7 Entry click here

https://www.brightoncollege.org.uk/admissions/

For 2021 Entry into Brighton College year 7 will use the ISEB Pre-test.

Registration Deadlines & Examination Dates

In Year 6, the admissions process for 11+ begins. A minimum of one year prior to admission is recommended for registration. Families are invited to visit the college to get a taste of the school, and they also provide a range of Taster Days for prospective Year 7 pupils prior to examination.

They welcome all children enrolled for their Lower School to join them on the testing day that will take place in January before their admission. In mathematics, English, non-verbal and verbal reasoning, they will be tested and they will have two brief student sessions with a classroom staff member.

About the ISEB Common Pre-test

The tests take about two-and-a-half hours to complete (English 25 minutes, mathematics 50 minutes, non-verbal reasoning 32 minutes, verbal reasoning 36 minutes) and can be taken together or at separate times, either in the candidate’s own school or at the senior school for which he or she is entered

ISEB Pre-Test Format:  

The test is taken on a computer and consists of multiple-choice questions. It is broken down into four parts: 

  1. English – 25 minutes(reading comprehension, sentence completion, spelling and punctuation) 
  2. Mathematics – 50 minutes(in line with Year 5 of the UK National Curriculum) 
  3. Non-Verbal Reasoning – 32 minutes(shape analogies, classes like, horizontal codes) 
  4. Verbal Reasoning – 36 minutes(common words, antonyms, word combinations, letter transfer and number codes)

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