Brighton College Bangkok sixth form pupils visit their sister school in the UK

Brighton College Bangkok sixth form pupils visit their sister school in the UK

In January, our first group of Year 12 pupils enjoyed a wonderful opportunity to visit our sister school, Brighton College, in England.

They departed for the UK full of excitement, enthusiastic about all that lay ahead and what they would learn from the experience. Spending a week at Brighton College opened many doors for them all, as they met and worked with pupils and teachers at England’s Independent School of the Year 2019. 

They joined Brighton College’s sixth form pupils at an “Options at 18” evening. This was a fantastic chance to find out more about entry to the world’s best universities, and to meet university admissions teams face to face. The evening is an established and pivotal event in the Brighton College calendar and we are thrilled that our pupils were there to participate. 

In addition to attending this special event, our pupils took part in a range of workshops during their visit; sharing experiences with their peers and making valuable connections. Several of the workshops focused on looking ahead to further education; decisions that will be required; and what they can do now to maximise their opportunities and strengthen their university applications. Each of these workshops was led by Brighton College’s UK staff.

Alongside spending time at the college, our pupils also visited the University of Sussex to learn more about life in higher education. Whilst it is possible to guide and enthuse pupils about university from afar - and our University Guidance Counselling services here in Bangkok are experienced and extensive - there is nothing like actually visiting a UK campus to meet people in person, and really get a feel for what lies ahead. Mr Mike Walton, Headmaster of Brighton College Bangkok, said: “Our Sixth Form pupils have really benefited from this opportunity. They valued many educational, social and adventurous experiences, as well as the chance to bond with teachers and pupils in the UK.”

Brighton College Bangkok works extremely closely with its sister school in the UK; with shared curricula, regular visits from the UK leadership team, and an ethos that runs through Brighton Colleges wherever they are in the world. Our shared culture of curiosity, confidence and kindness is evident in all that we do. The pupils found many common links as they shared their educational journeys.

Brighton College Bangkok will be hosting some special events for prospective pupils and parents in February. Our A Level Scholarship Day on Saturday 8 February welcomes Year 11 pupils who would like to apply for a scholarship to study A Levels in our Sixth Form. Our Open House for all year groups is on Tuesday 11 February starting at 08:45. All comers are welcome to meet our pupils, staff and leadership team, including a tour of our world-class facilities. Please visit the school website or contact the Admissions team on 0 2136 7898 for more information.

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