Brighton College

Brighton College

Welcome from the Head of Sixth Form

The Sixth Form is an exciting time. It is a transition from school to the outside world which gives pupils the intellectual freedom and responsibility required for university life and the world of work. The Sixth Form Centre provides a separate place for study, reading and relaxing away from the younger pupils in the school. I hope you find it a useful oasis in the years to come.

At Brighton College there is a huge range of academic subjects on offer and we will ask what combination of subjects you want before we construct the timetable in order to provide as many people as possible with their choices. It is unusual that subject combinations are impossible; although it is hard to guarantee your choice if it is made after the deadline in March.  

I am excited to be leading the development of Brighton College’s Sixth Form as we seek to make ourselves the leading school in the Middle East. The College has undergone a huge amount of amazing development over the years from its inception in 2011 with pupil numbers increasing and its reputation growing as a result of the dedicated staff and pupils. All of this combined with the world-class facilities make Brighton College an exceptional school where I believe the opportunities for our pupils will be second to none.

We are determined to see every child flourish at Brighton College. Our desire is to encourage our pupils to develop as critical thinkers and independent learners through high quality teaching and learning that is supported by an effective pastoral system. I believe in a holistic approach to the development of our pupils and I want them to be prepared for life outside of the College gates. I want to encourage our pupils to be interested in the world around them and I want to equip them with the skills and the finest qualifications needed to be successful and flexible in a world that is ever-changing.  I want our Sixth Formers to glimpse at what they can become so that, for the rest of their lives, they refuse to settle for anything less.

Tim Smale, Head of Sixth Form


I am writing to thank all of our graduates, parents, family members and friends for attending the recent graduation event. It was a truly superb evening full of the joys of graduating. We received a speech from our guest speaker Ms Sally Corander who delivered a wonderful message about self-determination and learning from our mistakes. Her words struck a chord with all in the room and the pupils left feeling energised and ready for the next steps. The event was then followed by a sumptuous Iftar that allowed our community time to talk, discuss and reminisce about different memories.  The conclusion of one and all was just how fast the time had passed and how much had happened.

The sound of laughter and conversation filled our beautiful gallery space and the pupils received the congratulations, wisdom and final words of encouragement that they all deserved.  The experience was summed up incredibly well by our Head Girl and Head Boy, Alessandra Canta and Joshua Marsh and I would like to thank them for their contributions to the Sixth Form over the academic year.  The Common Room will be a very different space without the young men and women who are leaving our school, knowing that they have enjoyed a rich, varied and inspirational journey at Brighton College.

As Head of Sixth Form I am incredibly proud of the 71 graduates leaving our community this year, and I have no doubt that they will all continue to excel in their chosen fields.  I hope the words and memories of the evening live with them all and wish them good luck in all that they do.