Brighton College Abu Dhabi, also known as BCAD, is a high-achieving school in the Middle East that caters for students aged 3-18. It delivers a British curriculum and it is a member of the prestigious Brighton College family of schools, known for their contemporary offering and robust pastoral care system. 
Students at BCAD benefit from a broad syllabus that includes a variety of subject options, with a particular emphasis on English and mathematics. Coupled with effective teaching, the occasionally challenging provision aims to deepen the cohort’s understanding across a multitude of areas, primarily fostering holistic development.
An array of co-curriculars allow students to engage in activities of interest, maximising the benefits of the learning experiences that take place beyond the classroom. This includes a range of sporting opportunities, from rugby, netball and basketball to swimming, cricket and athletics.
Brighton College Abu Dhabi is known for its harmonious ethos and nurturing atmosphere that centres on a widely accepted sense of community. Pastoral staff members are always on hand to assist students as they take on this journey of self-discovery, supporting each child’s educational development to the very best of their abilities. 
Years 3-13 (Grades 2-12) Admissions Information – Brighton College Abu Dhabi
Open Morning takes place in May, providing prospective families with a fantastic opportunity to explore the school’s grounds and meet staff members in person. Spots for the event can be booked through the school’s website.
To apply for a place on behalf of your child, you should complete this form and provide the school with their last academic years’ school reports, a copy of their birth certificate and passport, as well as their UAE residence visa and Emirates ID copies. More details about this step in the admissions process can be found here.
The entry requirements include assessments and interviews, which can be attended online or in person. If your child performs well, they may receive an offer, to be secured with a payment of a deposit. You will also be asked to complete ADEK eSIS and register with the Education Ministry.
Years 2-12 (Grades 1-11) Exam Information – Brighton College Abu Dhabi
Address: Bloom Gardens, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi
Admissions info: [email protected] or +971(0)28156504
School type: Independent co-ed day school
Exam type / Board: CAT4
As part of the assessment process for Years 3-13 (Grade 2-12) entry, your child will be asked to complete the CAT4 assessment.
Based on performance in this test, schools can judge pupils’ progress over the academic year and hence decide on their setting and streaming (according to ability).
This assessment is an effective way for schools to understand pupils’ strengths and weaknesses and to personalise learning and adapt teaching.
Years 2-12 (Grades 1-11) Exam Format – Brighton College Abu Dhabi
The CAT4 assessment will cover Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning.
- The Verbal Reasoning section examines problem-solving skills using words.
- The Non-Verbal Reasoning section covers problem-solving using shapes and patterns, rather than words.
- The Spatial Reasoning section assesses your child’s ability to identify shapes and how they change.
- The Quantitative Reasoning section tests their ability to solve problems using numbers.
To gain further insight into the CAT4 assessment, its purpose and structure, please click here.
Years 2-12 Exam Practice Tests And Courses – Brighton College Abu Dhabi
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Brighton College Abu Dhabi Year 2 (Level X) CAT4 Practice Tests
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Brighton College Abu Dhabi Year 3 (Level Y) CAT4 Practice Tests
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Brighton College Abu Dhabi Year 4 (Level A) CAT4 Practice Tests
CAT4 – Level A – Resources
Brighton College Abu Dhabi Year 5 (Level B) CAT4 Practice Tests
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Brighton College Abu Dhabi Year 6 (Level C) CAT4 Practice Tests
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Brighton College Abu Dhabi Year 7 (Level D) CAT4 Practice Tests
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Brighton College Abu Dhabi Year 8 (Level E) CAT4 Practice Tests
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Brighton College Abu Dhabi Year 9 & 10 (Level F) CAT4 Practice Tests
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Brighton College Abu Dhabi Year 11 & 12 (Level G) CAT4 Practice Tests
CAT4 – Level G – Resources
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The information in this post was correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.
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