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Brighton College

Brighton College

Pathway to University

Brighton College Al Ain pupils access the leading universities of the world.

The university application process is carefully managed by the Head of Sixth Form.  Advice is provided in a gradual manner, to ensure that pupils are not overwhelmed, but are fully aware of all the information they need to know.

In Year 11, information is provided on the way in which universities use GCSE grades as part of their selection process; in the Lower Sixth, the application process is introduced via an 'Options at 18' evening, specific events are run for pupils and parents considering applications to Oxford and Cambridge, or to universities in the USA.

The Head of Sixth Form will meet with all pupils to discuss the process and their aims in a more informal and personalised manner. Departments run extension classes for pupils considering applications to the most competitive universities.

In the Upper Sixth, tutors and Housemasters and Housemistresses advise pupils as they complete their UCAS forms and their personal statements, references are written, and departments prepare pupils for admissions tests and interviews. At that point, the focus turns to supporting pupils as they prepare for their final A-level examinations, and the fulfilment of the conditions of their university offers.

Also in the Sixth Form, pupils are provided with information on options for Gap Years, with many pupils proceeding to internships, scholarship placements with professional services firms, or charity programmes overseas. Careers evenings are a regular feature of the Sixth Form at Brighton College.