Year of foundation: 1845
Location: Brighton, East Sussex
Age of students: 13-18 years
Type of education: joint
Number of students: 900
Programs: Primary school, Secondary school, GCSE, A-level
The cost of studying: from 11,750 GBP per term with accommodation
Ranking: is included in the TOP-30 Private schools based on the results of the A-level
Initially, Brighton College was a school for boys. It became a full-fledged mixed school in 1988. Today, a lot of foreign students study here. Modern British inspection commissions highly appreciate the level of education and services of the college. The school is characterized by outstanding academic indicators, the interest of students, teachers in the educational process, a diverse programme of additional and extra-curricular activities. After graduation, 98% of graduates enter British universities, 24% of them choose art, 31% master engineering professions and scientific activity, 10% choose medical specialties.
Academic preparation at Brighton College is aimed not only at obtaining, improving knowledge, but also in developing the thinking skills. Here the principles of physical, spiritual, moral, and cultural education are widely spread up. Studying is characterized by a dynamic form. The programs correspond to high British educational standards. In addition, students are offered an in-depth study of certain disciplines, in particular, of the exact sciences, of a foreign language.
4 - 8 years. Study. Children who have chosen Brighton College for education can, in addition to general disciplines (mathematics, computer science, natural sciences and English), study the religious currents and beliefs, learn to lead a household or explore design and art. For 8 - 13-year-olds, the college provides lessons in French, music and sports.
9 academic year. Children expand their sphere of interest by getting acquainted with the subjects necessary for obtaining a British certificate of incomplete secondary education. The in-depth study of the list of natural disciplines, mathematics, English and literature, music, and ICT continues. You can choose any foreign language (even Latin or Chinese), but most children prefer to learn to speak French. Acquaintance with the peculiarities of design and music develops the creative direction, and the lessons of sports education strengthen the 13-year-olds physically.
The acquisition of GCSE is an important stage in British education. After the end of the 9th academic year, schoolchildren direct all efforts to the subjects selected for the passing of a single national examination and the receipt of a certificate of incomplete secondary education recognized in many countries of the world. Mathematical preparation, English and foreign languages are compulsory for all academic programs in the UK. Of these, for GCSE choose two subjects. You can choose up to five disciplines, but not less than three specialized ones. Brighton College in the field of professional knowledge offers in-depth skills in accounting, business, law or economics. The list is expanded to 70 possible areas of knowledge.
During 1-2 years of training, the main source of information is the teacher. Independence of the schoolboy manifests itself in the creation of creative innovative projects, preparation of domestic work and on laboratory classes. The quality of the assimilated material is estimated by the testing and vigor of the classroom work.
Brighton College students complete six compulsory subjects for the successful delivery of the GCSE. The acquisition of chemical, biological, physical knowledge, the study of mathematics, English and literature complement the three special disciplines necessary for individual development and admission to the university. Talents, skills and interests of schoolchildren determine the choice of religious studies, computer technology, theater, music, foreign languages, design or historical knowledge.
The two-year A-level program prepares students for upcoming training in British universities. The sixth form provides an advanced level of knowledge on 3-4 disciplines.
All directions are chosen individually and depend on the personal preferences and abilities of the student. Brighton College offers a choice of more than 30 areas of knowledge. Mathematics is studied at a general level, and you can also choose a special course in mathematics and statistics, mechanics, computational or higher mathematics. It is possible to combine the study of exact sciences with the mastery of psychology, foreign languages, literature, dance art or a business course. Students-historians are given the opportunity to learn the Latin language, political science and the history of antiquity. Pupils of the creative direction deeply master the design sphere, the art of photography, music or theater. For further work in the social and charitable field, one can study philosophy, religion or psychology.
The school has a compulsory school uniform up to grade 6, for older children there is a strict dress code. Brighton College also regulates the behavior of students and excludes them for violating the school regime, moral standards or the use of prohibited substances.
Dyslexic students are trained in a special center at the college. Thanks to individually developed programs, such children complete their studies with good results.
Accommodation in the residence is provided for students from 11 years old. Students live in 4 buildings on campus. In dormitories, students are monitored for 24 hours. For this, 4-5 teachers live in the buildings. Older students are also accommodated in residences. Each has its own name. 48 - 70 pupils live in the building. The food in the school is very diverse. Students can choose from a wide range of healthy food. The menu offers traditional meat dishes, side dishes, vegetarian cuisine. Meals are organized in the school cafeteria.
Brighton College has a well-equipped library, computer classes, a music room, sports halls and playing fields for rugby, squash, football, cricket, hockey, tennis courts. Also in the school there is an appropriate inventory for athletics, games in English bast shoes, golf. Students also can do sailing, the school has its own yacht club. 62 mugs are also well equipped.
The academic year 2014-2015 started on August 28 and lasted until the Christmas holidays (December 10). Students could relax during the autumn holidays from October 14 to 27. The next trimester started on January 4, 2015. Spring holidays were from 6 to 15 February. The spring trimester ended on March 12. On the eighth of April, another period of studying began, which on June 26 put an end to the academic year. Summer holidays were from May 22 to June 1.
When planning to study at Brighton College, pay attention to the extra costs. These include an introductory deposit for exams (1.2 - 1.5 thousand pounds sterling), a deposit for a place in school (almost 14 thousand pounds), language courses for foreign students EFL (£ 1.2 thousand per semester) And a registration fee (GBP 350). Additional funds will be required for guardianship and registration with the guardianship agency.
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