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.

Following the publication of the 2021 A Level results, Bedales students secured places at some of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world - including QS World Top 100 universities and a number of leading music conservatoires and art colleges - with 90% of students securing their first choice university. Read more.

Students had much to celebrate with their GCSE and Bedales Assessed Course (BAC) results in Summer 2021; 16 of them achieved a minimum of nine grades 8/9 (equivalent to A*), 11 of whom attended Bedales Prep, Dunhurst prior to progressing to Bedales Senior.  BACs create a rigorous, imaginative and enjoyable curriculum, as well as preparing students for A Level study and subsequent application to university. Read more.

See five-year results data by subject below.

University destinations

The table below shows the most popular university destinations for Bedales students over the last 10 years.

Top destinations of Bedales leavers over the last 10 years

Top destinations of Bedales leavers over the last 10 years

Find out how we help our students make the right choices after Bedales.

Read alumni profiles here where Old Bedalians reflect on their time at Bedales and update us on their activities since leaving.