Kings Brighton

Secondary
Post 16

This school has 2 parent reviews


27-33 Ditchling Road
Brighton and Hove
East Sussex
Brighton
BN1 4SB
01273 443405
Pupils
230
Ages
15 - 19
Gender
Mixed
Type
GCSE and A level College
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted report
(29/6/18)
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SENIOR

Our small class sizes at Kings Brighton produce strong results in a thriving college setting. Click here for information on our GCSE and A level courses

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£6,325
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£15,650
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School Description

Kings Brighton provides a contemporary alternative for ambitious students who are looking for a mature yet supportive learning environment. We provide a community in which students can express their own identity and explore their interests and we support them in becoming independent learners and responsible young adults. Teachers and students work together in partnership, on a first name basis without uniforms and assemblies, exploring the subject areas to gain an in-depth understanding of the course content, and to develop and apply transferable skills. Examination structure and techniques are assessed in detail, and personal strategies developed to maximise the results achieved. Learning is contextualised to facilitate understanding and provide inspiration for students in their choices for further studies and potential careers. This is augmented by a range of extra-curricular activities and opportunities to add to our students' experience and university applications. Our team of personal tutors, welfare support team and UCAS advisors monitor every aspect of our students' personal and academic development. Students are guided through their exploration of the opportunities available to them at university; identifying the most relevant options for their individual interests, learning styles and ambitions, and ensuring they are fully prepared for the application process. This includes guidance and coaching for any additional assessment or interview requirements. We provide a range of GCSE and A-level programmes to enable ambitious students to achieve their full potential and aspirations.

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Kings Brighton Reviews

Average Rating:

BY PARENTS, FOR PARENTS

“Convenient location, modern facilities and confident teachers”
AUTHOR:
We were impressed by the convenient location and the modern facilities that Kings had to offer. But the greatest attraction to Kings was the confidence that the teachers had in our ability to succeed. The dedicated teachers and small class sizes mean that every student gets an education to suit them and, with students from around the world, everybody was open and friendly towards us. Kings is located in central Brighton, an incredibly diverse place where something is always going on. Be it a festival, musical performance, theatre performance or sporting event, there is something for everyone. With so much going on in Brighton there is a large variety of people from different countries and cultures which means everyone can find a place to feel comfortable. All the staff at Kings Brighton are incredibly dedicated, even on the rainiest of days (which happen to be quite frequent...) they still manage to remain cheerful. Every teacher is truly passionate about their subject and can really relate to their students. They understand that every student is unique and has a slightly different way of learning; they really cater to this well.
“Changed my daughter's outlook on uni”
AUTHOR:
My daughter was really undecided on her next steps after GCSEs, and always felt uni was a bit out of her reach. I can't recommended the staff at Kings Brighton enough for the way they 'switched on' ambition in her – and helped her get the grades she wanted to go on to do a marketing degree. The place has got an international feel which she liked too. I think it gave her the chance to reinvent herself and grow her circle of friends which was exactly what she wanted at 16.
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News & events from Kings Brighton

Last update: 19 August 2020

THE KINGS DIFFERENCE: 7 REASONS TO STUDY AT KINGS

    

 


 

1. Student-centred ethos

- Highly personalised approach to learning and pastoral development

- Friendly and empowering college community — on a human scale

 

2. Exceptionally small classes and personalised attention

- Just 4 – 10 in a class at GCSE and A-level

- Maximum contact time with subject specialists

 

3. Outstanding exam results

- Outstanding ‘value-added’

- 39% exceeding predictions by 2 or more grades

- 2019 45% A*A at A-level

- A* 75% above national average

- 2019 GCSEs 82% Grades 9 – 4 (A* – C)

 

4. Personalised study plans

- Two-year and one-year intensive programmes

- Flexibility to combine courses e.g. A-levels with GCSE resits

- Resit and Retakes

- EPQ and Trinity Arts Award

 

5. Support and personal development

- Extensive personal tutor and pastoral care team

- Wide range of extra-curricular activities

- Engagement in work experience projects and research

 

6. Leading university destinations

- 86% A-level students with offers from Top 20 universities

- Extensive and individually tailored support for university degree selection and application

- Full UCAS guidance

- Specialist preparation for additional university assessments including: UCAT, BMAT, TSA, LNAT, Personal Statements and Interviews

- Work experience and research opportunities

- Make the most of your talents and achievements whatever your ambitions including: Oxbridge, Medicine, Law, Art and Design; the choice is entirely yours and we will support and guide you every step of the way.

 

7. Global reach and opportunities

- Develop a global outlook for your future

- Assess opportunities for further study in the UK or overseas

- Share ideas and concepts with students from across the globe

Discover more >>

RE-THINK SIXTH FORM

   

 

Our college has been purpose-built to provide cutting-edge facilities in an iconic building constructed to exacting environmental standards.

• Spacious, modern classrooms all with interactive learning technology

• Student friendly neighbourhood 

• Dedicated multimedia art studio

• Modern science laboratories

• On-site student cafeteria with large TV

• Library and learning resource centre

• Student zone with TV

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES 

Kings has an extensive enrichment programme through which students can learn new skills, develop existing hobbies and interests and add to their UCAS applications. Activities vary throughout the year, making the most of relevant opportunities, and are detailed in a monthly enrichment calendar.

We know that getting into a good univeristy is more than about just good grades.

Out activity calendar changes each month. These include:

·       Sport and fitness clubs
·       Creative clubs
·       Academic Clubs
·       Duke of Edinburgh's Award
·       Student Council
·       Model UN
·       Kings Business Enterprise
·       The Kings Community Award
·       National Citizen Service
·       Work Experience and Volunteering
·       Trinity Arts Award
·       Academic visits and weekend excursions
·       Lecture programme and guest speakers

To view our latest programme and all the opportunties on offer to add to your academic studies, click on the link below. 

Our Enrichment Calendar >>

BOOK AN INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATION

  


 

Are you looking for opportunities for GCSE, A-level or Art & Design Foundation studies?

Both A-levels and GCSE courses at Kings are defined by a highly intensive, highly personalised structure to ensure effective and efficient learning.

Very small classes are combined with a supportive, friendly college environment to ensure that individual progress, development of subject knowledge and transferable skills are maximised.

Contact us now to learn more about how we could help you achieve your ambitions.

Tel:          01273 443403

Email:      [email protected]

Website:  www.kingsbrighton.com

Our courses >>

WHAT THE UNIVERSITIES SAY...

  

 

 

UNIVERSITY PLACES 2020

All students benefit from a structured and personally tailored University Application Programme. They are supported throughout the whole process by our team of experienced expert academics and counsellors. Students’ choice of university may be influenced by a range of factors and are encouraged to explore their opportunities in detail. 

University Offers continue to be confirmed. Current offers are from:

Bath; Birmingham; Brighton; Bristol; Brunel; Coventry; Durham; East Anglia (UEA); Exeter; Istituto Marangoni; Kent; Kings College London (KCL); Kingston; Lancaster; Leeds; Loughborough; Manchester; Newcastle; Queens’s Belfast; Queen Mary; Ravensbourne; Richmond, The American University in London; Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (University of London); Royal Holloway; Sheffield; Southampton; Surrey; Sussex; University for the Creative Arts (UCA); University College London (UCL) and more. 

Need help deciding if our 6th form is right for you? Click here >>

Meet the Head: Nigel Addison

Nigel has over 20 years' experience as a Principal of independent sixth-form colleges, having held the position at leading colleges in Cambridge and Brighton. He has also worked as a teacher in independent schools in the UK, South Africa, Mexico & United Arab Emirates. Nigel holds a BSc Chemistry and Physics (London) and PGCE (Cantab). He has been Principal of Kings Brighton since 2017. 

Who/what inspired you to become a teacher?

As a student I was fascinated by and gained great pleasure from exploring the way that world works from a scientific perspective. I really enjoyed trying to think logically and gained great satisfaction from getting to grips with new ways of thinking and unlocking puzzles. I was inspired to share my passion with young people and have been lucky enough to have been able to work with a diverse range of students, both in the UK and overseas, to question and develop their understanding of new concepts and ideas.

What achievement are you most proud of as Head?

As Principal, my role is to create an environment and community in which every individual feels valued, supported, challenged and has the opportunity to excel. I am hugely proud of the work of the whole of our team and the professionalism, dedication and commitment they demonstrate as they work to inspire and support our students. I am also extremely proud of the success of our students as they exceed beyond their expectations and progress on to leading universities for the next stage of their education and development.

There is always a very positive feel at the Kings Brighton and nothing gives me more pleasure or makes me feel more proud than having a happy and successful staff and student cohort.

What does a successful school look like to you?

A successful school is one which is well-organised, efficiently led and has a sense of community and purpose. Staff and students alike should share a common aim, creating a purposeful, inclusive and respectful atmosphere with all staff and students striving to do well and achieve their full potential.

What is the most important quality you want every child to have when they leave your school? And why?

Students join us at a key transition point in their education and development; the transition from school to university, from pupil to young adult. We work to help our students develop their ability to be self-sufficient, independent, able to take responsibility for their learning and actions and be thoughtful of others.

Please give 5 words to describe the ethos of your school.

  • Boutique
  • Hard-working
  • Efficient
  • Enjoyable
  • Internationally-minded

Kings Brighton Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.


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