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Total learning at Kings Brighton

Acceptance by the best UK universities requires more than just good grades.

At Kings, we ensure that you will have the skills which will make you attractive to your preferred universities, and beyond that, to future employers. We do this not only through class-based learning, but also through the many enrichment opportunities that help broaden your knowledge and skillset. All whilst enhancing your overall experience.

You can read more about what leading universities look for aside from grades.

Top 10 skills desired by employers in 2020

A survey conducted by the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council identified the following as the top 10 skills employers look for in job applicants:

  • Critical thinking
  • Complex problem solving
  • Creativity
  • People management
  • Coordinating with others
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Judgement and decision-making
  • Service orientation
  • Negotiation skills
  • Cognitive flexibility

Enrichment activities

Below, you will find a list of enhancement activities we run at Kings Brighton and how they help you develop one or more of these top 10 skills. Activities vary by term and our students' interests.

You can also find a calendar of Enrichment Activities on the Kings Hub.

Duke of Edinburgh AwardDuke of Edinburgh's Award

This is an extracurricular initiative undertaken by thousands of British students every year. It provides a unique opportunity to take part in new activities, expeditions and volunteering.
Complex problem solving  Coordinating with others Emotional intelligence
Judgement and decision-making Service orientation

Student Council

There is a Student Council in place at each of our schools, which gives students the opportunity to relay student views to staff on a variety of topics. It also gives members the chance to organise in-college events, such as fundraising activities and end-of-year proms.
People management Coordinating with others Emotional intelligence Judgement and decision-making Service orientation Negotiation skills

Kings Business Enterprise

This is a great opportunity for you to learn from visiting business experts about running your own business. You can form your own company selling real products and services, issue shares and appoint key people.
People management Coordinating with others Emotional intelligence Judgement and decision-making Service orientation Negotiation skills

Model UN

Helps students learn about diplomacy, international relations and the United Nations. It develops speaking, writing and debating skills.
Critical thinking Emotional intelligence Negotiation skills Cognitive flexibility

Sports and fitness clubs

You'll have the opportunity to take part in a range of sports. Whether you want to play just for fun, or would like to join a College team, there's something for everyone, including yoga, running football, basketball, volleyball, walking and chess. Students can also do fitness with personal trainers.
Complex problem solving Coordinating with others Emotional intelligence

Creative clubs

Creative clubs are open to all students at Kings, irrespective of the focus of their academic studies. Often they enable participants to learn an entirely new hobby or skill. Clubs include Art, Film, Origami, Music, and Chinese Culture.
Creativity Coordinating with others Emotional intelligence

Academic clubs

Academic clubs, such as Current Affairs, are a great way for students to supplement their in-class learning in more relaxed environments. We offer the Kings' Workshop, including Book Club, CV Surgeries and Mindfulness.
Critical thinking Complex problem solving Coordinating with others Emotional intelligence Judgement and decision-making Cognitive flexibility

Work experience and volunteering

Valuable work experience, shadowing and projects enable deeper understanding of professional practice and enhances university applications. Experience in other specialist areas, such as medicine, is also facilitated.
Complex problem solving Coordinating with others Emotional intelligence Judgement and decision-making Service orientation

National Citizen Service

NCS is a nationwide, four-phase programme specifically designed to provide you with many different experiences, build new skills and improve your confidence.
Complex problem solving People management Coordinating with others Emotional intelligence Judgement and decision-making Service orientation

Educational visits

As part of your course, we organise regular educational visits to help your learning come alive. Typical examples include local businesses, law courts, exhibitions, galleries, historical sites, field trips and university departments.
Coordinating with others Emotional intelligence

Lecture programme

There is a regular programme of lectures after lessons which cover a variety of topics of general academic, linguistic or cultural interest.
Critical thinking Cognitive flexibility

The Kings Community Award

Developing your full potential is so important at Kings that participation in at least one activity outside class each term is expected of each student. We have developed a way to recognise and celebrate broad interests through the Kings Community Award. This is a formal end-of-course certificate awarded to each student who demonstrates participation in an activity outside of class which develops them — intellectually, physically or socially.
Complex problem solving Coordinating with others Emotional intelligence Judgement and decision-making Service orientation 

 

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Email: brighton@kingseducation.com
Phone: 01273 443403

Kings Brighton
27–33 Ditchling Road
Brighton BN1 4SB

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