11 plus (11+) Exam – Brighton College – What you need to know

Brighton College 11 plus (11+) exam for Year 7 entry


Entry Level Eleven Plus (11+) exam

School Name Brighton College

Description Co-ed School. Day and weekly boarding available from age 13.

Age range 11-18 (College)

Size 1,000 approx

Fees £5,420 per term

Address Brighton College, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 0AL

Email (general enquiries) seniorsch@brightoncollege.net

Website www.brightoncollege.org.uk

Telephone (general enquiries) +44 (0) 1273 704200

Head Richard Cairns

Head of the Lower School Graeme Owton

Admissions Email: Tel: +44 (0) 1273 704201




This claim by the headmaster of Brighton College, Richard Cairns is admirable and ambitious:


‘Every child at Brighton College is valued for his or her own sake, encouraged to develop his or her talents to the full in a community where there are no stereotypes and where every achievement, however small, is noticed.’


It is a forward-thinking school, where academic achievement, independent thinking and curiosity is fostered and encouraged. In the College for example, a ‘trouser uniform’ and a ‘skirt uniform’ are available to all pupils regardless of sex, but they must stick to a consistent choice.


Admissions Process for Brighton College Eleven Plus (11+) for Year 7 entry


Open Days


On making an enquiry, the school will take your details and invite you to an open morning and taster day. Taster days are fun, informal days for families interested in joining Brighton College. They offer a chance for children to get to know staff and other pupils.

You must book an open morning and can do so by completing this form.

To book a taster day, contact: 01273 704201 or email rspencer@brightoncollege.net

Alternatively, you might like to arrange an individual visit to tour the College (with a College prefect) and meet the Headmaster of the Lower School. Families are advised to booked for a tour well in advance and should call 01273 704201 or email rspencer@brightoncollege.net




Once you have visited you can then register. Once your child is registered, this means you have officially expressed an interest in joining the College, and will then be invited to attend the Assessment Day.


Entrance Exams


All pupils sit papers in maths (multiple-choice), English comprehension (multiple-choice), and English comprehension (with written answers and a creative writing piece), alongside a Non-Verbal and Verbal reasoning test.


All children are automatically assessed for an Academic Scholarship through the papers they sit on the Assessment Day. There is an opportunity to apply for an All-Rounder Scholarship, through assessment in art, dance, drama, music, sport, or a combination of these elements. The College also offers a Chess Scholarship to pupils who are able to show exceptional potential.


Recommended Materials


English practice papers, ideal for Brighton College eleven plus (11+) exam preparation:

11+ English Pack 1 (Multiple-Choice)

11+ English Pack 2 (Multiple-Choice)

11+ English Pack 3 (Multiple-Choice)

11+ English Pack 1 (Open Answer)

11+ English Pack 2 (Open Answer)

11+ English Pack 3 (Open Answer)

11+ Spelling Pack 1

11+ Spelling Pack 2


Maths practice papers, ideal for Brighton College eleven plus (11+) exam preparation:

11+ Mathematics Pack 1 (Multiple-Choice)

11+ Mathematics Pack 2 (Multiple-Choice)

11+ Mathematics Pack 3 (Multiple-Choice)


Reasoning practice papers, ideal for Brighton College eleven plus (11+) exam preparation:

Non-Verbal Reasoning Pack 1

Verbal Reasoning Pack 1 

Verbal Reasoning Pack 2

Verbal Reasoning Pack 3





There is a short interview involved.


Scholarships and Bursaries


Bursaries may be available to pupils from low income families and modest deferment may be available for families suffering short term financial problems. They are available for pupils in Years 7 to 13 and are awarded for one academic year only. Parents must reapply each year. Please note that receipt of bursary support for one year does not guarantee support in subsequent years.


For further information, click here and go to Section G.


Other Entry Points: 3+, 7+, 8+, 10+, 13+ and 16+

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