We believe that your Sixth Form years should be the most engaging and fulfilling of your time at school. You form firmer friendships, you sharpen your focus on areas of genuine academic interest, and you begin the task of discovering where life will take you once you leave the structured framework of a school environment.

We are truly delighted to be welcoming you to Brighton College Dubai and we sincerely hope you become part of our rich and vibrant community. Our Sixth Form provides a stimulating, innovative and friendly environment where pupils have every opportunity to flourish. We pride ourselves on our excellent teaching; high levels of academic challenge; outstanding pastoral care and sound careers advice and guidance.

Download the brochure to learn more about life in the Sixth Form at Brighton College.

Joining our Sixth Form

Here at Brighton College Dubai, within the supportive unit of your House and Year Group community, we will endeavour to ensure that you enjoy and flourish in your chosen academic subjects, that you take advantage of the various co-curricular opportunities on offer and that you are guided and helped as you navigate your way through the university admissions process. Read more about our admissions process.

brighton-college-co-ed-pupil-heads.jpg
brighton-college-co-ed-pupil-heads.jpg

Joining our Sixth Form

Here at Brighton College Dubai, within the supportive unit of your House and Year Group community, we will endeavour to ensure that you enjoy and flourish in your chosen academic subjects, that you take advantage of the various co-curricular opportunities on offer and that you are guided and helped as you navigate your way through the university admissions process. Read more about our admissions process.

"Our mission is to provide a Sixth Form experience which equips our pupils with the skills and character needed not only to survive, but to thrive in a mid-21st century world."

— Joe Hall, Head of Sixth form
sixth-form-centre.jpg

Better together

Our pupils achieve outstanding A-level results, meaning that they have a wide range of university options available to them.

This is due to the superb teaching they receive, and is helped by the way that pupils encourage each other to aim high and aspire to be the best they can be.

This is due to the outstanding teaching they receive, and is helped by the way that pupils encourage each other to aim high and aspire to be the very best that they can be.

Have a look at our most recent results

sixth-form-leavers-brighton-college-alumni.jpg
sixth-form-leavers-brighton-college-alumni.jpg

Better together

Our pupils achieve outstanding A-level results, meaning that they have a wide range of university options available to them.

This is due to the superb teaching they receive, and is helped by the way that pupils encourage each other to aim high and aspire to be the best they can be.

This is due to the outstanding teaching they receive, and is helped by the way that pupils encourage each other to aim high and aspire to be the very best that they can be.

Have a look at our most recent results

sixth-form-queens-park.jpg

Beyond Brighton

When it comes to choosing the right university and getting you there, our programme of support is second to none. Numerous preparatory sessions and bespoke individual advice help to ensure that a significant number of Brighton College pupils go on to Russell Group, Ivy League and Oxbridge universities. Wherever in the world you are aiming for, we will work together with you, through every step of the application process and ensure that you could not have been better prepared anywhere else.

Beyond Brighton

When it comes to choosing the right university and getting you there, our programme of support is second to none. Numerous preparatory sessions and bespoke individual advice help to ensure that a significant number of Brighton College pupils go on to Russell Group, Ivy League and Oxbridge universities. Wherever in the world you are aiming for, we will work together with you, through every step of the application process and ensure that you could not have been better prepared anywhere else.

sixth-form-queens-park.jpg

"It is our hope that, when the time comes, you will be ready to leave the College and be excited by what the future holds, but also that you will look back on your Sixth Form experience with fondness."

— Jane Clewlow, Deputy Head Academic
home-banner.jpg

Enrichment

Beyond A-levels, we have an exciting enrichment programme for pupils to explore. Our Sixth Form pupils can be found taking leading roles in many of our co-curricular activities, organising social and charity events, directing plays, leading pupil committees and going on numerous trips. We strive to develop intellectually curious young adults who are confident and ready to thrive in a challenging and fast-changing world. All members of the Sixth Form benefit from our unique and ground-breaking Brighton Charter programme; equipping them with advanced problem-solving, character development and mental health support as well as encouraging them to play a socially responsible, caring and positive role in society.

memoirs-of-a-madman-drama-at-brighton-college.jpg
memoirs-of-a-madman-drama-at-brighton-college.jpg

Enrichment

Beyond A-levels, we have an exciting enrichment programme for pupils to explore. Our Sixth Form pupils can be found taking leading roles in many of our co-curricular activities, organising social and charity events, directing plays, leading pupil committees and going on numerous trips. We strive to develop intellectually curious young adults who are confident and ready to thrive in a challenging and fast-changing world. All members of the Sixth Form benefit from our unique and ground-breaking Brighton Charter programme; equipping them with advanced problem-solving, character development and mental health support as well as encouraging them to play a socially responsible, caring and positive role in society.

"The Brighton College co-curriculum encourages pupils to be outward looking, positioning pupils to see themselves as part of a wider global community."

— RACHEL HUGHES, ASSISTANT HEAD: OUTREACH AND PARTNERSHIP
make-a-difference-day-brighton-college-pupils-meals.jpg

Pastoral

Every pupil is valued in our community where there are no stereotypes and where achievement, however small, is noticed. There is no Brighton College ‘type’. Our House system provides a supportive network of friends and staff, and well-being is at the centre of everything we do.

Being a Brighton College Sixth Form pupil is an enormous privilege and we strongly encourage and develop leadership skills in all of our Year 12 and 13 pupils, providing numerous opportunities for them to give back to the College community and to those less fortunate than themselves in our wider society. Read more about pastoral life at the College.

sixth-form-sports-kit-quad.jpg
sixth-form-sports-kit-quad.jpg

Pastoral

Every pupil is valued in our community where there are no stereotypes and where achievement, however small, is noticed. There is no Brighton College ‘type’. Our House system provides a supportive network of friends and staff, and well-being is at the centre of everything we do.

Being a Brighton College Sixth Form pupil is an enormous privilege and we strongly encourage and develop leadership skills in all of our Year 12 and 13 pupils, providing numerous opportunities for them to give back to the College community and to those less fortunate than themselves in our wider society. Read more about pastoral life at the College.

"I love running a House. Everyone is valued, individuals feel that they can be themselves, and all have a voice."

— JANE HAMBLETT-JAHN, DIRECTOR OF BOARDING
sixth-form-graduation-in-chapel.jpg

Achievement and innovation

A-levels are far from the only way in which intellectual development is encouraged. Subjects run extension programmes and pupils can choose to participate in a variety of academic societies. Similarly, all pupils complete a course in critical thinking, and entrepreneurship is a core part of the curriculum - culminating in an externally-judged annual competition. The Extended Project Qualification is a central feature of our Sixth Form offer for all pupils and we believe that it provides an unparalleled opportunity for pupils to develop essential academic and presentation skills for higher education as well as a chance to experience the love of learning for its own sake in an area of personal interest.

entrepreneur-winners-2015.jpg
entrepreneur-winners-2015.jpg

Achievement and innovation

A-levels are far from the only way in which intellectual development is encouraged. Subjects run extension programmes and pupils can choose to participate in a variety of academic societies. Similarly, all pupils complete a course in critical thinking, and entrepreneurship is a core part of the curriculum - culminating in an externally-judged annual competition. The Extended Project Qualification is a central feature of our Sixth Form offer for all pupils and we believe that it provides an unparalleled opportunity for pupils to develop essential academic and presentation skills for higher education as well as a chance to experience the love of learning for its own sake in an area of personal interest.

" The activities we offer have allowed pupils to try something different. Indeed, all students complete an Entrepreneurship Programme. This also includes the Brighton Cares initiative, supporting members of our school and local community."

— Sameh Eskander, Head of Mathematics
Untitled design.jpg

Frequently asked questions

Do you do the IB?

No, we only offer A-levels. We feel that we can take all the best bits included by the IB and offer them in a much more flexible way that really plays to pupils' strengths, rather than forcing them down particular academic routes. Read more about our 16+ curriculum.

How many A-levels can I take?

All pupils start on at least 4 subjects at the start of the Lower Sixth, although a few do an accelerated maths/further maths course which allows them to study for 5 A-levels.

Most pupils will drop a subject after the first term, but you are under no obligation to do so, and in the end around 25% of pupils take four or more A-levels.

Can I do an extended project qualification?

Yes, absolutely. All pupils have the opportunity, should they wish, to do this under the guidance of an expert supervisor. However, there is no compulsion to do so.

How many contact hours are there in the Sixth Form?

Each pupil has five hours per week per subject in the classroom with a specialist teacher. Additional lessons are often added in the Upper Sixth as public examinations approach, and we expect pupils to complete around three hours of independent study per subject per week outside of class.

Pupils doing four or five subjects generally have few free periods during the academic timetable, but those doing three will typically have around 5 hours of independent study time per week during the school day.

What size of class will I be in?

The average class size across the Sixth Form is between 11 and 12 pupils: small enough to ensure that everyone can be heard and receive individual attention, but large enough to ensure that there is a good level of discussion and debate.

Will I have to play sport?

Yes, as we believe it is essential for pupils to nourish their bodies as well as their minds. However, there is a huge range of choices on offer: we believe in sport for everyone, and sport for enjoyment. Some pupils choose to play at a high or even professional level, while others choose more 'low-key' options - like simply going for a jog or going to the gym.

The range of sports from which you can choose includes rugby, netball, football, hockey, tennis, athletics, cross country, squash, rock climbing, rounders, gym training and swimming. Read more about our sports life.

How successful are you at getting pupils into medical schools and American universities?

Very successful for both. In a typical year around 15 pupils will go on to become doctors, and they are supported by weekly preparation sessions. Additional sessions include mock multiple mini interviews (MMIs).

We have also seen increasing interest and success in obtaining places at American universities, with pupils regularly receiving offers from many of the country’s top institutions, including the Ivy League.

How many pupils go to Oxford and Cambridge?

Every year between 80 and 100 pupils apply to these elite universities, with between 30 and 40 receiving offers. Although not for everyone, we strongly support any pupil who has aspirations to attend Oxford or Cambridge, particularly in terms of preparation for both the admissions tests and interview process.