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Welcome to Carmel College

I always count myself lucky to be a member of Carmel College; it is a real privilege to work with such a group of talented and enthusiastic young people. Every year our students achieve amazing things. The exam results here are consistently amongst the best in the country and analysis shows that our students really fulfil their potential, both academically and personally.

This success is achieved because our team of outstanding teachers work with our students to motivate and enthuse them. They are real subject experts who are passionate and love working with students. Together with our highly committed support staff they will always go the extra mile to support and guide our students.

One of the great things about Carmel is the huge and exciting number of subjects available. Most students will choose from over 40 A Level and BTEC courses. There are also opportunities for those who want to specialise in Art and for those who have specific needs. For those who are over the age of 18 we are proud to offer a range of HE courses in conjunction with The University of Salford and The University of Liverpool. Whichever course you are interested in, our team will be delighted to spend some time advising you on the best choice for you.

As well as the academic courses, there is a huge range of different enrichment activities to choose from: the Duke of Edinburgh Award, sport, performance, trips and visits and charity work are just a few of the opportunities available.

Carmel is a Catholic College for the Community which means we welcome students of all faiths or none. Our ethos places great emphasis on inclusivity, excellence, the development of the whole person, and service to those in need.

As you can probably tell, I am really proud of Carmel College and the opportunities it can offer students. So take your time to browse this site or, better still, come and see us at one of our open evenings. I look forward to meeting you.

Rob Peacock

About us

Carmel College is a Catholic 6th Form College that welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds. We are committed to developing a community of mutual respect where personal qualities are highly valued and each student has the opportunity to reach their absolute potential.

Facilities available

Carmel's facilities include:

9 Science Laboratories - providing specialist facilities for Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Science.

Excellent I.T. facilities - Wifi enabled campus, access to Office365, remote access facilities, 1200 student PCs with internet access; student laptops, site wide colour printing and scanning facilities; 3 Apple Mac suites; 20 Computer Suites.

Library and Study Centre - Over 15,000 resources; links with The University of Liverpool library; over 35 journals; silent study area; stationery shop; online resources; suite of computers. Click here for more information

Performance Theatre and Dance Studio - Dalton Theatre seating 200; Dance Studio with semi-sprung dance floor; drama and rehearsal space; changing rooms; lighting and sound gallery; communication headsets; sound system; stage management equipment.

Well-equipped suites for Music, Film and Media - For Music: Practice and performance rooms, a mixing studio and computer suite with Cubase and Sibelius software. For Media: Computer suite running industry specific software; viewing room and editing suite.

Modern Languages - Wide range of language resources; digital language lab with the latest technology to help improve listening and speaking skills.

Sports Hall and Fitness Studio - Sports Hall for a range of sports including trampolining, basketball, badminton, volleyball, table tennis etc; fitness studio and multi gym; football and rugby pitches; 2 floodlit 3G AstroTurf pitches.

Foundation Learning - Fully furnished flat; training garden with greenhouse; multimedia technology with access to computers and the internet.

Refectory and Cafe - Serving breakfast, hot and cold lunches and snacks, choose from TUGO, Love Joes or the new 'subcentral' range at the Deli. The cafe serves hot and cold drinks and snacks including Fairtrade goods.

Art and Design - 6 large specialist studios for Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography, Textiles/Fashion, 3D Design and Product Design; specialist facilities such as a sewing room, dye print room, dark room and kiln room; a glass fronted gallery running the full length of the building; student resources and tutorial area; dedicated ICT rooms; a spacious technical workshop.

Student Services - A 'one stop shop' for a range of information and help with transport, exams, finance, careers advice and student administration.

Additional support

A great deal of thought, commitment and resources have been invested in providing a comprehensive programme of support and personal development for every student as Carmel.

This flexible programme aims to provide you with guidance and support at all times and involves one-to-one and group activities.

The programme covers several areas, including Ethics & Values, Careers Guidance, a wide range of Enrichment opportunities and a system for individual student reviewing and target setting. The programme also enables you to acquire qualifications in General Studies at Advanced Level. Critical Thinking is also offered as an additional subject to challenge those students of a high academic ability.

At Carmel, your personal, as well as your academic qualities, are highly valued. Therefore your Personal Achievement Tutor will monitor both your academic and personal progress and you can make an appointment at any time for guidance and support. The Personal Achievement Tutor is also the link between the college and parents. Consultation Evenings are regular features of the college service to students and parents. Reviews take place twice a year for each year group. The review reports are available on our Connect site via each student's Individual Learning Plan.

Learner success

Pass Rates

  • 99.3% overall A Level pass rate
  • 58.2% of A Level grades at A*-B (Top Grades)
  • 81.2% of A Level grades at A*-C (High Grades)
  • 10.2% of A Level grades at A*
  • 100% pass rates in 37 subjects
  • 100% BTEC course pass rate
  • 73.2% of BTEC grades at Distinction*/Distinction

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Carmel College directly.

Last updated date: 03 August 2016

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