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Brighton College Al Ain A Level Results: Tears of Joy as Young Women excel in Maths, while 70% of pupils bag spots at UK Russell Group Universities

Brighton College Al Ain A Level Results: Tears of Joy as Young Women excel in Maths, while 70% of pupils bag spots at UK Russell Group Universities

by Tabitha BardaAugust 18, 2022

There were tears of joy for Brighton College Al Ain students today, as the school celebrates a year of outstanding A Level results today, despite the many challenges the 2022 cohort has been through.

An impressive 10% of all examinations sat by pupils this year have resulted in the highest grade A* – which is an improvement on the results obtained in 2019, the last time pupils sat examinations in person.

Four in every ten of this year’s cohort were awarded A* to A examination grades, and more than six in every ten pupils have achieved A* to B grades.

Top performing student Salma Mohammed delights at her impressive A Level Results, which including A* and A in Maths and Further Maths

Brighton College Girls excel in Further Maths

Young women studying at Brighton College have excelled in mathematics for the second year in a row, with 100% achieving A* to B grades in the challenging subject of Further Mathematics.

Top university spots secured – including medicine

In one of the most competitive university application years ever, nine in ten of Brighton College’s cohort who applied to universities in the UK have received at least one offer to study at a Russell Group university. And, at a challenging time for Medicine admissions, one Brighton College Al Ain pupil has secured offers from three out of four of their UCAS choices, which includes an offer from Queen Mary University of London.

School leavers are going on to study Architecture, Biology, Business, Children’s Nursing, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Politics, Primary Education, Psychology and Sport.

Brighton College Al Ain Top performing A Level Results Pupils

Some of the pupils who have achieved outstanding A Level grades this year include the following:


A delighted Sara Kidher celebrates her extraordinary A Level achievements with a very proud Mum as results come through from Brighton College Al Ain on Results Day 2022

Sara Kidher achieved A* A* A* in English, Chemistry, and Biology and is heading to Leicester University, which was recently ranked second in the UK for world-leading clinical Medicine research and is one of the UK’s top five Shanghai-ranked medical institutions to read Medicine.

Ms Kidher told SchoolsCompared:

“Waiting on A level results was a completely different experience to GCSEs. I was extremely nervous but also excited to see what my work amounted to.”

”I was really overwhelmed opening my results as I finally felt like all the hard work and stress was worth it.”

”I hope everyone is proud of themselves for getting through this year as it was by no means easy! I’m infinitely proud of myself and those around me.”

Laila Dawelbeit has achieved A* A* A A in History, English, Maths ,and Further Maths.and will be heading to Cardiff University, one of the UK’s leading Russell Group universities to read Law and Politics.

Laila Dawelbeit looks pleased as she finds out her excellent A Level results

Ranim Abou Eldab has achieved A A A in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics and is heading to the Russell Group’s Sheffield University, where she will read Mechanical Engineering and will join the 1% of female engineering and technology undergraduates in the UK.

Salma Mohammed has achieved A* A A B in Mathematics, Physics, Further Mathematics and Chemistry and is heading to TU Delft, a faculty that is ranked 10th in the world to study Engineering.

Sarah King has achieved A* A A B in Art, Mathematics, History and Chemistry and is heading to the University of Toronto to study Architecture.

Robert McArthur has achieved A A in Economics and Geography and Distinction Star (*) in BTEC Sport, the highest grade available. He will head to the Russell Group’s Birmingham University, the recent host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, to study Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.

Brighton College Al Ain is celebrating another year of outstanding A Level results

Head Master of Brighton College Al Ain, Scott Carnochan said:

In a year which has seen our pupils return to formal examinations after two years of centre-assessed grades, I am hugely impressed with the outstanding results that our pupils have once again achieved. 

“When you realise that these pupils have not had the opportunity to sit their GCSE examinations, and therefore have not faced public examinations, it makes their achievements even more impressive.

“Today we not only celebrate our top achievers, but we also celebrate many other A Level success stories, which we are equally thrilled with.

“Given the way this cohort has so conscientiously applied themselves to their studies, it is unsurprising, yet enormously impressive all the same, that they have secured such a high number of places to study at leading universities around the world.

 “I am enormously proud of everything our pupils and teachers have achieved and I congratulate them on these impressive results which are testament to the outstanding teaching and care provided by our school community.”

See our review of Brighton College Al Ain here.

Visit Brighton College Al Ain’s website here.


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Tabitha Barda
Tabitha Barda is the Senior Editor of Oxbridge educated and an award winning journalist in the UAE for more than a decade, Tabitha is one of the region's shining lights in all that is education in the emirates. A mum herself, she is passionate about helping parents - and finding the stories in education that deserve telling. She is responsible for the busy 24x7 News Desk, our Advisory Boards and Specialist Panels - and Parents United's WHICHPlaydates - a regular meeting place for UAE parents to discuss the issues that matter to them, make friends and network with others. You can often find Tabitha too on Parents United - our Facebook community board, discussing the latest schools and education issues with our parent community in the UAE - and beyond.

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