Kings Education Brighton
Kings Brighton is a modern facility which opened its doors in 2017; the 60th anniversary of Kings Education. The building is chic and modern and students benefit from natural light in all classrooms. The faculty are very experienced and offer a lot of support and guidance for students on their path to university in the united kingdom.
Graduates of African high schools with the local diploma of their home country (such as the WAEC in Nigeria or the Bac in Francophone countries) will have to begin at Kings before they are eligible for university admission in the UK. A Foundation Year will typically be the option for most students. Upon successful completion of the programme, students achieve direct entry to a range of UK universities, subject to their results and entry requirements. The school also offers an Accelerated 1-year A-level programme and a standard 2-year A-level programme, which helps students get into any British university – including those such as Oxford and Cambridge.
Kings Brighton offers Foundation programmes for a wide range of fields of study, including science and engineering, medicine and health sciences, business, law, computing as well as a wide range of art and design programmes.
The class sizes at Kings are small, and students receive a lot of individual attention. You can choose either a Foundation course that assures university entrance to a specific institution or one that allows access to the UK’s Universities and Colleges Admissions Service — UCAS. In both cases, students have to achieve academic entry criteria. If choosing the UCAS route, students can select up to 5 different institutions to apply for entry to.
Kings students selecting the Medicine Foundation can opt for guaranteed entry into Aston or Keele Universities, the Art & Design Foundation is primarily designed to lead into Kingston University, London or University of West of England and the University of Bristol Foundation will lead into a wide range of different areas of study, including business, engineering and social sciences, within a university currently ranked 91st in the world by Times Higher Education in its current 2021 World University Rankings.
There are 3 different intakes per year for King’s Foundation courses. Please note that the Medical Foundation programme only has the 1 intake, in September. Although students who have completed A-levels or the International Baccalaureat in their home country usually do not need Foundation programsme, students who wish to study medicine in the UK may still need to study the Medical Foundation.
Those unable to achieve their desired grades in A-level or IB may decide to enter a Foundation programme in order to better their grades, and therefore be qualified to enter higher ranked British universities.
Kings also offers GCSE and A-level programmes. These are the examinations that British students take at the age of 16 and 18 respectively and allow access to the UCAS system. Kings also has some British students on these programmes, in particular on A-level programs. A wide range of subjects are available at A-level, including Art & Design, Chemistry, Economics, Geography, History, Physics, Biology, Maths,Psychology, English Literature and Government & Politics. Most students will take 2-years to complete A-levels. For highly motivated and talented students Kings offers an Accelerated 1-year option.
A limited number of merit-based scholarships are available to African students applying for Kings’ GCSE, A-level or Foundation programs. The scholarship award will be worth up to 25% of the tuition fee. No additional application is required – students will be automatically assessed for any aware that they may be entitled to based on past academic performance.
King’s Brighton is very close to the city’s main trains station in the centre. It is about 20 minutes walk down through the bustling centre of Brighton to reach the vast expanse of the famous seafront. Often known as “London by the Sea”, Brighton is a trendy, young town that manages to be bohemian and chic at the same time. People from all over England regularly travel to the city for the weekend and there is always a lot going on. Brighton is one of the most popular destinations for UK university students to study.
The centre is very modern, and is less than five years old. The purpose built science, arts and social facilities are popular with students and staff alike. The on-site residence is very popular, no excuses for being late for class.
Brighton is a lively, seaside city and the student council ensures that Kings students take part in the action too. There are weekly clubs and society meetings – sports, yoga, gaming, debating, textiles, art, performing arts, drama, music and science are all options. There are regular evenings out and trips to concerts in Brighton, or even in London, organised by students.
Kings Brighton offers a variety of housing options. Carefully selected homestay families continue to be a popular and affordable choice for many students, giving you the chance to experience life with a Brighton family. This kind of trip is a great opportunity to get to know more about local culture and traditions. And if a student needs to perfect his or her English language skills in an informal setting, it’s a great chance to do it with native speakers. Students can choose to share a twin room with another student (Kings will match you to a student of a similar age and, where possible, from a different language group) or have a single room; there are also a limited number of single, en-suite rooms at additional cost. The bathroom facilities will be shared by other students and/or homestay family members unless you have paid for an en-suite room. Breakfast and dinner are provided daily by the homestay – dinner-time is an especially good time to catch up with your homestay and to engage them in conversation.
For students who seek a more independent style of living, residential accommodation is available. The top two floors of the building is King’s main residence – and you cannot hope to be closer to your classes!. There are also Kings Residential Apartments, located within walking distance of the school. There is also another residence, only two minutes from school, that is also popular with overseas students. All rooms are en-suite in the student residences. All options have self-catering cooking facilities for student use. Those choosing to live on-campus, or very close by, also have the option of half-board catering (breakfast & lunch) as part of the accommodation package.
For lunch, both homestay and residential students make use of the on-site cafeteria facilities. Students can opt for buying lunch, hot and cold drinks or snacks throughout the day.
What comes next?
Kings Brighton provides a small college environment that will give you plenty of personal attention and allow you to prepare for university life in the UK. Upon successful completion of your Foundation or A-level programme, you will start the next stage of your life – a Bachelor degree at a British university!