Public examination results, set out below, are placed within the broader context of Bedalians' overall achievements. We do this because our aims are ambitious, both academically - "to develop inquisitive thinkers with a love of learning who cherish independent thought" - and, more broadly, in terms of students' personal development. Having said this, our desire to develop inquisitive, independent-minded people with a good breadth of interests is no substitute for strong academic achievement, reflected in measurable ways - public exam results, access to higher education and successful careers. The intention with the information published here is to give prospective and current students and parents a better sense of Bedalians' various trajectories - at school and in their subsequent university and professional careers.
The 2012 results show that our students can achieve their full potential across a diverse range of subjects. For A Level, 39% of all grades were A* - A and 71% of all grades were A*-B. Bedalians secured places at universities including Oxford, Exeter, Edinburgh, London, Bristol, the Royal Veterinary College, the Royal Agricultural College, art colleges such as Falmouth and Leeds, and international institutions including Bocconi (Milan), New York University, Davidson (North Carolina) and University of British Columbia. Nine students will be taking up places at Oxford and Cambridge. Read more and view photos.
In the Bedales Assessed Courses (BACs), GCSEs and IGCSEs, 53% of grades in 2012 were A* or A. BACs create a rigorous, imaginative and enjoyable curriculum, as well as preparing students for A level study and subsequent application to university.
View A Level 2012 results and five year comparison data.
View IGCSE/GCSE and BAC 2012 results and five year comparison data.
Our students pursue a broad range of courses at many different universities and colleges. The table below shows the top 14 higher education institutions attended by Bedales students over the last 10 years.
View a list of higher education destinations for our 2012 6.2 leavers.
Find out how we help our students make the right choices after Bedales.
Read profiles of Old Bedalians who left the school seven years ago.
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