Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College

Name Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 09 October 2012
Address 205 Dyke Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 6EG
Phone Number 01273552200
Type Sixth Form College
Age Range 16-99
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils unknown
Local Authority Brighton and Hove

Summary of key findings for learners

This provider is outstanding because: Learners make excellent progress at the college, and some exceptional progress, with most reaching a higher level of attainment than might be expected from their starting points. This added value is a consistently strong feature of the college’s work. The college’s overall success rate for AS and A-level learners, by far the largest cohort, is high, and consistently significantly better than the national average for similar colleges. The overall standard of learners’ work is good, and outstanding on many courses. Learners attend very well and often make very rapid progress, even early in their courses, and produce work well above expected standards. Very good curriculum management ensures that teaching and learning are outstanding. A particularly wide and diverse range of teaching approaches is successfully employed to interest and enthuse learners, resulting in excellent outcomes. Assessment of learners’ work and progress is outstanding; teachers provide learners with very helpful feedback on their progress. Wide-ranging assessment in lessons checks learners’ progress well and helps to move learners forward. Support and guidance for learners are excellent, providing individualised and well-focused help for learners to achieve. Support positively develops learners’ independence, rather than fostering reliance. Initial advice and guidance for learners are outstanding, ensuring a smooth transition from school to college, facilitated by productive partnerships with schools. The effectiveness of leadership and management is outstanding. The Principal, senior managers and governors have ensured that the college is very successful, and that learners make excellent progress and achieve very well. Very good communication between staff and learners helps create an inclusive college, providing a safe and friendly environment. The college values the views of learners and parents very highly. Rigorous quality assurance underpins the outstanding provision and charts the way for further improvement.