Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
About Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College
Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College, otherwise known as BHASVIC, is a co-educational sixth form college for around 3,000 students aged 16-19. The college was founded in its current form in 1975, having formerly been a grammar school. In recent years, the college has seen extensive redevelopment and modernisation, and as such can now boast of a range of modern teaching and recreational facilities including, most recently, an £8m new building opened in 2020, providing specialist media and performing arts spaces, along with state of the art science labs. BHASVIC is consistently in the top 1% of all state providers in terms of both raw results (A level A*-B grades are +70%) and Value Added (A level = +0.48). Students come from over 60 different schools, with 50% of students coming from Brighton and Hove. Students study from over 40 subject courses at A level and level 3 BTEC, alongside Maths and English GCSE and a diverse range of portfolio and enrichment courses.
Mr William Baldwin
Values and Vision
Our Vision at BHASVIC is to be a Contemporary Creative Learning Community. We achieve outstanding levels of performance based on a culture of learning that allows all students to achieve above and beyond what they think is possible. We provide a broad and balanced all-round education, enabling students to develop as independent, confident and well-informed young adults capable of contributing to and questioning the world around them, regardless of the mix of subjects and qualifications they study. We aim to cultivate a ‘High Challenge and Low Threat’ culture where we strive for the highest possible standards, where staff and students are supported, valued and developed as individuals in a safe environment, knowing that their own well-being is key to our success. We provide a stimulating educational and social environment, with attractive, modern facilities and resources including excellent ILT provision. We encourage creative, innovative, collaborative and reflective approaches to all that we do. We are an inclusive and accepting college where every individual feels part of a community and where we play an active role in our local community to help raise standards and aspirations. We are an efficient, fair and intelligently managed organisation that achieves value for money and functions on a sound business basis with robust financial management.
“Learners make excellent progress, and in some cases exceptional progress. Most do much better than might be expected from their prior achievements when they join the college. This added value is a consistently strong feature of the college since the previous inspection when it was highlighted as a key strength for A level learners. It is particularly noteworthy given the relatively high attainment of learners when they start their courses.”