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March 22, 2022

Brighton College – Brighton Celebrates Many Award Wins

Brighton College Bangkok is part of the Brighton College family of international schools, and is a sister school to Brighton College UK, recently announced as ‘UK School of the Decade’ by The Sunday Times. There are currently six Brighton College schools in: the United Kingdom, Abu Dhabi, Al-Ain, Bangkok, Dubai, and Singapore.

Academic Excellence 

In August 2021, Brighton College Bangkok celebrated academic excellence, as our first cohort of Year 13 pupils achieved 97% of grades at A* or A, across a wide range of subjects. 

As for IGCSE, 86% of grades were A*-B, with 52% grades at A*. On average, pupils achieved almost one and a half grades higher across all subjects than their baseline tests predicted. This is an extraordinary achievement, and these results mirror the success across the Brighton College family of schools. 

As well as achieving the best A Level results in Thailand, the College has recently received numerous international accolades and awards that we are proud to share.

International School Awards 2022: ‘Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice’ Award 

On 18th January 2022, the International School Awards 2022 was held virtually and the winners were announced during a live global online event. Brighton College Bangkok competed with 261 eligible schools from over 40 countries. 

Brighton College Bangkok won the ‘Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice’ award. This reflects how Brighton strives to ensure that ‘every child can become the best version of themselves,’ and how we leverage the strengths of our diverse community. We believe in offering a safe and inclusive place of learning where every child can thrive, and winning this award has demonstrated our success in this endeavour. 

International School Awards 2022: ‘Teaching and Learning’ 

In addition to winning as above, Brighton College Bangkok was also a finalist for the ‘Teaching and Learning’ award..

Our entry for ‘Teaching and Learning’ was based on Brighton Sparks, a programme designed to develop academic writing and supra-curricular skills such as: independent inquiry, critical thinking, and self-management. These capabilities assist in preparing pupils in Years 8-10 for success at IGCSE, A Level, and then at university. Brighton Sparks provides pupils with one-to-one support and guidance with a supervisor who is a specialist in the relevant field of study. To add a level of personalisation, the alumni of Brighton Sparks act as ‘pupil mentors’ to support younger peers in developing essential study skills as they progress through the school.

International School Awards 2022: ‘Community Building’ 

Brighton College Bangkok was also a finalist for the ‘Community Building’ category.

Our entry for this award credits our Community Critters, a pupil-led initiative that involves pupils working with the  local Wang Yai community in a long-term and sustainable way. By developing a close partnership, charitable donations, regular visits and shared learning, the pupils have come to better appreciate a very different society and are empowered to make a positive impact. 

OxfordAQA Go Further Awards 2021

In 2021, six pupils, teachers, and staff from Brighton College Bangkok were recognised in the Go Further Awards 2021 by OxfordAQA. The Go Further Awards recognise outstanding teaching and learning schools in OxfordAQA schools across the globe. 

Three pupils from Brighton College Bangkok won the ‘Outstanding Student Award 2021,’ with one of our pupils among only four students in the world to win a ‘Gold Award.’ Also, two teachers secured the ‘Outstanding Teacher Award 2021.’ 

Brighton College Bangkok in the News

Brighton College Bangkok’s excellence and achievements have not gone unnoticed. Several media outlets have published articles recognising the College’s attainments, including their ‘Oxbridge’ and ‘Medicine’ projects. 

In collaboration with Brighton College UK, the ‘Oxbridge Project’ is a programme designed to assist students in applying for elite universities in the United Kingdom and The United States of America – including the Ivy League. The programme provides Sixth Form students with university-related guidance through training sessions, preparation techniques and career advice. The school offers a bespoke programme to support applications in Medicine too.  

Medal of Honour and ‘British Youth Citizen Award 2021’

Each year, the UK selects a maximum of 30 children to receive the coveted ‘British Citizen Award’ and the Medal of Honour, presented on an annual basis to young individuals who have demonstrated significant impact on society. A Year 10 pupil of Brighton College Bangkok received the Medal of Honour as a recognition of the commendable charity work she has completed as well as the ‘British Citizen Youth Award 2021.’

Thai Ministry of Education Outstanding Student Awards

We also celebrated Minnie in Year 7 and Mickey in Year 11 for winning the Minister of Education’s award in the “Outstanding Student” category. The Ministry announced a list of 550 students nationwide, and Brighton is one of only three international schools to receive this award. Last month, Mickey and Minnie attended the official ceremony held at the Ministry of Education and the award was presented by Ms. Trinuch Thienthong, the Minister of Education.

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