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 A Level results day 2018, students at Bedales secured places at the most prestigious educational institutions in the world – including Oxbridge, Yale, and a number of leading music conservatoires and art colleges. Read more.

In the Bedales Assessed Courses (BACs), GCSEs and IGCSEs, 61.6% of grades in 2018 were A* or A (or equivalent grades 9/8/7), the school's highest ever performance at this level. BACs create a rigorous, imaginative and enjoyable curriculum, as well as preparing students for A Level study and subsequent application to university. Read more.

View A Level 2018 results and five year comparison data.

View IGCSE, GCSE and BAC 2018 results and five year comparison data.

University destinations

View Bedales students' university courses 2017. 2018 data will be added when entries are finalised at the start of the 2018 academic year. 

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

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

Each year we ask Old Bedalians who left school eight years ago to reflect on their time at Bedales and to update us on their activities since leaving. Read profiles of Old Bedalians here.