Students from one of the most disadvantaged areas of East London are eligible to study in the Sixth Form of Brighton College, described by the Times Educational Supplement as "The leading school on the south coast", as full boarders. They study Mandarin Chinese and participate in a full programme of Extra Curricular activities alongside their core subjects. All tuition fees and expenses, including books, uniform, sports kit and visits, are covered by the scholarship awards.
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The partnership between Kingsford Community School, a Specialist Language College in East London which has no Sixth Form, and Brighton College, was announced in March 2007. Three students began their studies at Brighton in September 2007 and 3 further places have been announced for entry in September 2008. Successful applicants become full members of the Brighton College Sixth Form and are expected to fully imerse themselves in the life of the College as well as working hard to achieve the best possible examination results. Students are selected after a rigorous process of written application, reports and interviews. Places are offered subject to GCSE grades. Brighton College seeks to expand the scheme to benefit other talented, bright youngsters at Kingsford Community School and in the city of Brighton & Hove.
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