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Brighton & Hove High School (G D S T) Senior Sch
The Temple, Montpelier Road, BN1 3AT, UK Brighton
+44 (0)1273 734112

  • Brighton & Hove's independent day school for girls, aged 3 - 18.
  • Excellent academic results.
  • Extensive extra-curricular programme.
  • Outstanding facilities, including stand-alone Sixth Form Centre.
  • Brighton city centre location, close to major transport routes.
  • Caring and supportive atmosphere.
  • 'Academic results excellent, dedicated teaching staff passionate about their subjects... A successful and thriving school where girls grow focused and confident in their abilities.' Good Schools Guide 2006.

    Mission Statement

    Our aim is to deliver the best possible educational opportunity, to provide our students with the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.

    Buildings & facilities

    There are about 500 girls in the Senior School (approx. 100 Sixth Formers) housed in a central location which is served by several bus routes and less than ten minutes walk from Brighton's mainline station, the seafront and the city centre.

    Facilities include:

    • Main school housed in a beautiful Regency town house, fully refurbished in 2004.
    • Purpose-built science block, recently enlarged and refurbished.
    • Superb 'state-of-the-art' Sports Hall, opened 2002.
    • New reception and administration block, opened 2004.
    • Three IT rooms and a fully functioning network of IBM PCs throughout the school which are connected to all other Trust schools on an Intranet and to the wider world via the Internet.
    • Tennis/ netball courts on both sites and a large playing field facility on the new Astroturf at the junior school site.
    • Separate Music House with recording facility.
    • Specialist Art, Design Technology and Home Economics suites.
    • Stand-alone Sixth Form block.


    We offer a broad and balanced curriculum to suit individual interests. We are committed to providing all our students with the skills they need to thrive in the modern world.

    From Year 7 (Upper 3) all girls study:
    Art, Drama, English, French, Geography, History, Information Communication Technology, Language Awareness, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Science and Technology (Food, Textiles and Design).

    In Year 8 (Lower 4) all girls also start Latin and German which replaces Language Awareness. They continue with all these subjects in Year 9 when they make their GCSE choices.

    At GCSE all girls take English, English Literature, Mathematics, a modern foreign language, three separate sciences or science and additional science (two GCSEs), and at least one humanity. They add two or three further GCSE subjects chosen from the following range of subjects:

    Art & Design, Business & Communication Systems, Dance, Design Technology, Drama & Theatre Arts, Greek, Home Economics, Latin, Music, Physical Education, Spanish (This is a second modern language option).

    Extra-curricular activities

    We encourage girls to participate in a huge range of extra-curricular activities. The School is very well resourced and has excellent facilities including a library, drama and music specialist areas.

    Music is enjoyed and played to an exceptionally high standard. Girls can belong to orchestras, various chamber groups, a wind band or rock bands, as well as sing in one of the three choirs. There are a high number of musical performances put on throughout the year, including participation in the Brighton Festival Fringe (2006 saw a stunning performance of Benjamin Britten's Noye's Fludde involving 200 staff, students and parents from across the school).

    The school is well known for its innovative and exciting Art department. Specialist staff and dedicated studios for painting, sculpture, textiles, photography and design technology make the art department a place girls gravitate to with enthusiasm.

    Our Drama department offers a host of opportunities. There are major drama and musical productions, a house play competition and drama clubs.

    Sport is also an important part of BHHS, with numerous sports clubs on offer, including aerobics, yoga, self-defence and horse-riding. The school welcomes coaching workshops from numerous external companies, including the Rambert Dance Company and Brighton Bears basketball team.

    There are a whole host of clubs, societies and other activities on offer, including Culture Vultures, Book Clubs, Duke of Edinburgh, First Challenge, Young Enterprise, and much more. We can also offer drama workshops, theatre trips and university lectures. We also have a flourishing Guild, which raises funds for local and international charities.

    BHHS also has its own field centre, based in mid-Wales, in the former Church school of Boughrood.

    Pastoral care

    A defining characteristic of BHHS is its caring and supportive atmosphere. Teachers will go to extraordinary lengths to support their pupils and the girls know that we care about their happiness and welfare. Each pupil has a form tutor and another point of contact for both girls and parents is the Year Head. There are weekly programmes of personal and social education.

    School day

    0830                 Building open to students
    0840 - 0850      Morning registration
    0850 - 0910      Assembly
    0910 - 0950      Period 1
    0950 - 1025      Period 2
    1025 - 1045      BREAK
    1045 - 1125      Period 3
    1125 - 1200      Period 4
    1200 - 1205      Movement
    1205 - 1245      Period 5
    1245 - 1320      Period 6
    1320 - 1420      LUNCH BREAK
    1420 - 1430      Afternoon registration
    1430 - 1510      Period 7
    1510 - 1545      Period 8


    The Sixth Form @ BHHS

    Why should I choose the Sixth Form at BHHS?

    • Flexible teaching styles tailored to the individual, providing a foretaste of university.
    • Specialist teaching in small groups to achieve outstanding results (100% pass rate at 'A' level in 2006, with one third students gaining 3 A grades or better).
    • Stand-alone Sixth Form facility in city centre location, close to transport links for easy access throughout Sussex.
    • Excellent higher education and careers advice.  BHHS has extensive experience in preparing students for UCAS entry, and, through its membership of the Girls' Day School Trust, offers sixth form students a unique programme of life skills in preparation for the workplace.
    • Varied extra-curricular programme. BHHS aims to nurture talent, increase responsibility, and build confidence, teamwork and leadership skills through a programme of activities, which include drama, public speaking, music, Young Enterprise, Duke of Edinburgh, community service, sport, mentoring, and more.

    To sum up, you should choose the Sixth Form College @ BHHS if you're looking for a first class Sixth Form experience, which will help you achieve your ambitions for higher education, set you up for your chosen career path, develop your individuality and independence, and help you gain the qualities you need to become the adults and leaders of the next generation.

    What about academic standards?

    BHHS achieves excellent results:  In 2006, our students attained a 100% rate at A level, with one third gaining 3 A grades or better.All six of our Oxbridge candidates successfully won their places.

    It is expected that you will have already achieved a good set of grades at GCSE.  Generally we would expect you to have achieved an A or B grade at GCSE for your chosen subject.

    Sixth Form courses

    What courses are available?

    We offer exciting opportunities for breadth and depth of study, with a range of AS and A2 courses.  Most students will take four AS courses in their first year, following on with three A2s in the second year.

    Below are courses on offer for next September - please click on each subject in the menu on the left to view more details. If there is sufficient demand we can consider other subjects such as law or sociology.  Please make any such enquiries to the Head of Sixth Form.

    Courses on Offer for September 2007:

    AS  Levels
    Art and Design 
    Classical Civilisation
    Critical Thinking
    Design Technology
    Drama and Theatre Studies
    Economics and Business Studies 
    English Language & Literature
    English Literature 
    Food Technology
    Further Mathematics 
    Government and Politics
    History - Early Modern 
    History - Modern
    Human Biology
    Information Technology
    Religious Studies

    We also offer Spanish, Italian and Greek at GCSE

    You will be a member of a small tutor group which meets daily.  This makes it easy to build up a personal relationship with your tutor who will give continuing support over the next two years. We are committed to helping you to achieve your goals.

    Sixth Form extra-curricular activities

    What extra-curricular activities are available?

    There is a huge range of extra-curricular activities available to Sixth Formers. 

    If you're interested in music and drama, you can join in choirs, pop or jazz groups, and Sixth Formers are encouraged to take the lead in school drama productions. 

    The House Play competition in particular offers a creative challenge.  Given a theme or motif, you can find yourself forming a team which will write, direct, cast, rehearse, light and costume a production from scratch - all in eight weeks.  You will manage a team of younger girls to achieve this, independently of staff.

    Sport opportunities range from traditional team games - you may like to spend your time helping with the coaching of younger girls - to activities such as volleyball, badminton, squash, fencing, self-defence, aerobics, yoga, skating and swimming.

    As a senior member of the school community, you can also take advantage of a number of opportunities for leadership.  You elect a number of School Officers and new entrants to the Sixth Form are often among those elected.

    You may find yourself involved in a range of roles within the school - from organising obstacle races on the School Birthday, to acting as Editor on the school magazine - all of which will teach you valuable skills in motivation, teamwork and leadership.

    As a Lower Sixth student, you will also take part in the Young Enterprise scheme:  BHHS has participated in this highly successful nationwide scheme for a number of years.  In Y.E, you are tasked with setting up your own limited company to market and sell your own product under the guidance of a local company.  You will gain invaluable experience and knowledge in the business world, grappling with profit and loss, return on investment, supply and demand, and marketing and publicity issues.

    You will also have the opportunity to see and experience a world outside of Brighton City Centre - from visits to our own Field Centre in the Brecon Beacons, to trips abroad:  recent Sixth Form trips have included visits to London, Paris, Greece, Andalucia, Prague and Budapest.

    Finally, the end of your two years is marked with the glamorous occasion of the Sixth Form Leavers' Ball.


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