Brighton Girls Sixth Form University & Careers Programme

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Whilst most of our Sixth Formers go straight to University, some opt for a gap year or enter the workplace. Whatever students decide we support them every step of the way.

Support programme

Our support programme starts in the spring term of Year 12 when we work with students to research university courses and alternative options. We also encourage girls to attend a Higher Education Fair and hold an information evening for girls and parents. Experienced teaching staff also offer support for admissions tests, such as the BMAT (Biomedical Associations Test) and LNAT (The Law National Aptitude Test), and organise mock interviews.

We offer Med Soc and other subject specific extension classes. Our careers staff, Sixth Form tutors and subject staff are always available to provide help and advice. Students also have their own dedicated tutor to support them through the process.


Students with the academic ability and curiosity may wish to apply to Oxford, Cambridge or medical school. You can be placed on the GDST Oxbridge on Track Programme or GDST Medics on Track programme. This is a unique programme set up for Brighton Girls students and involves developing research skills, independent learning skills, interview skills and much more, to support your application.



  • Recent Leavers

    Alice Atherton – University of Sussex, Psychology (with a foundation year)

    Khushi Choudhari – Royal Holloway, University of London, Computer Science with integrated foundation year

    Laila Choudhury – University of Surrey, Law

    Lili Connell – University of Sussex, Psychology (with a professional placement year)

    Hannah Dalgleish – Nottingham Trent University, Furniture Product Design

    Matt Deas – University of Brighton, Paramedic Science

    Niamh Horler – University of York, History of Art

    Tallulah Huggins – Bristol, University of the West of England, Business Management and Marketing (with a foundation year)

    Laila Kreimeia – University College London, Ancient World

    Ariana Thomson – Gap year

    Mary Watts – University of Winchester, Physiotherapy

    Ruby Welch – Nicol – Gap year

    Mia Barrow – University College London, Classics

    Emily Blofeld – Gap year

    Rowan Damaschin – Gap year

    Saloni Desai – Queen Mary University of London, Computer Science with Industrial Experience

    Phoebe Dowglass – Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, Ballet and Contemporary Dance

    Beverley Fung – Kings’ College London, University of London, Medicine

    Cluny Graham, Oxford Brookes University, Business Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

    Molly Gray – University of Brighton, Psychology and Criminology

    Rosie Hall – University College London, Biomedical Sciences

    Mia Harrison – Brighton Met, Art and Design Foundation

    Millie Head – Gap year

    Phoebe Knight – Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, Engineering

    Mollie Kronhamn – University of York, Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance

    Ella McDermott – Gap year

    Insha Mehdi – University of Leicester, Biological Sciences (Genetics)

    Sam O’Donovan Rivadeneira – Gap year

    Ayesha Potts – University of Bath, Management with Marketing (with professional placement)

    Maya Powell – Oxford Brookes University, Criminology

    Eleanor Wilkinson – Edge Hill University, Psychology

    Amy Bailham – University of East Anglia, English Literature with Creative Writing

    Leily Bataineh – UCL, Biochemistry

    Tia Byrne – University of Bath, Robotics Engineering

    Isabelle Dove – University of Sheffield, Psychology

    Theodora Dowglass – Durham University, Computer Science

    Lauren Goldie – Durham University, Mathematics

    Marieta Goodband – University of Birmingham, Liberal Arts

    Amber Hambrook – University of Birmingham, Medicine

    Annie Jarto – University of Exeter, English and Modern Languages

    Dana Kim – Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, Textile Design

    Pippa Landy – University of Westminster, Marketing Management

    Rosa Madsen – Brighton Met, Art and Design Foundation

    Natasha O’Flynn – University of Nottingham, Medicine

    Nicole Standing – University of Leeds, Modern Languages and International Relations

    Betsy Brooks – University of Kent, Biomedical Science

    Clemmie Copeland –  University of Bristol, Law

    Beckie Dakin – University of Bath, Psychology (with placement))

    Ky Drake – Nottingham Trent Wildlife, Conservation

    Nina Gholami – Queen Mary University of London, Law

    Kiana Haji Sabegh – University of Leicester, Medicine

    Alice Hamilton – Institute of Contemporary Theatre, Brighton, Performing Arts

    Maddy Harding – University of Westminster, Psychology

    Isobel Hornsby – University of York, English

    Emily Kennard – Bournemouth University, Forensic Investigation

    Rani Martin – University of Oxford, Queens College, Philosophy, Politics and Economics

    Sasha Murray – University of Bath, Architecture (with placement)

    Eva Norton – University of Cambridge, Newnham College, Archaeology

    Maia Oakley – University of Sussex, Psychology

    Isobel Parr – University of Exeter, Film & Television Studies

    Kiara Rummery-Milne – University of Sussex, Biomedical Science

    Lucy Swaine – Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Medicine

    Lily Vincent – University College London, Law

    Nicole Standing – Reviewing her options

    Ruby-Ange Mortlock-Guarneri – Already a successful businesswoman: ‘Ruby Shoesday’ Brighton 



GDST benefits

The GDST offers specialised tutoring and the opportunity to attend an Oxbridge Conference. This is an immersive two-day experience with first class support during the selection process at highly competitive universities.

You also have the opportunity to attend GDST career insight days. These take place throughout the year at employers’ premises and offer an early opportunity to engage with potential contacts. The full spectrum of careers are catered for including business and finance, the arts and science and engineering. We encourage you to attend at least one of these events during your time in the Sixth Form.

The GDST Alumnae Network, the largest organisation of its kind in the country, gives you access to over 70,000 professionals who can offer help, advice and work experience opportunities. Sixth Form students can connect with alumnae via the GDST Rungway app which is great for asking questions and making useful connections with those already at university or in the working world.

Sixth Formers can benefit from help with sourcing work experience with alumnae and opportunities to apply for paid internships via the Network



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