Carmel is a Catholic Sixth Form College welcoming students of all faiths and from all backgrounds. We are committed to developing a community where personal qualities are highly valued and where each student is enabled to reach their potential feeling supported, safe and happy during their time here. At Carmel we enable our students to flourish both academically and as individuals.
Over the years, Carmel has gone from strength to strength and has gained a national reputation for the quality of its provision. The last Ofsted inspection rated Carmel as "Outstanding in all aspects of its provision." The college was also awarded Beacon Status for outstanding performance.
Students at Carmel have achieved outstanding results for many years and the college continues to provide excellence in teaching and learning in order to maintain these high standards. As such, Carmel has a national reputation as one of the foremost providers of sixth form education in the country. In fact, Carmel is rated in the top 2% of schools and colleges nationally! (ALPS 2013)
Carmel 6th Form College has a wide range of courses available with more than 40 AS and A2 Levels to choose from along with a range of BTECs and GCSE resit opportunities. We offer a post-A Level Foundation Art Diploma accredited by the University of the Arts London. In conjunction with the University of Liverpool, we also offer the first year of 9 four year degree courses plus 3 prestigious programmes in Medicine and Dentistry, Allied Health Professions and Veterinary Science.
In addition we provide a Foundation Learning programme for students with moderate learning difficulties at Entry Level and Levels 1 and 2.
At Carmel College, school leavers and other prospective students benefit from an extensive range of A Level courses with students travelling from across St Helens and beyond including Liverpool, Knowsley, Widnes, Warrington, Wigan, Cheshire and Merseyside. According to ALPS (A Level Performance System) we are rated in the top 10% of colleges nationally and were one of the first four Sixth Form Colleges in the country to be awarded Beacon Status.
We are the first Associate College of the University of Liverpool and received a Grade 1 Outstanding ranking in our last OFSTED report. Our students have achieved consistently high A Level pass rates averaging 99% with 85% of students progressing to university every year.
2013 saw yet another great year of A Level results at Carmel College with a Pass Rate of 99.3%. The Telegraph (16/08/13) has confirmed Carmel College as one of the top 10 sixth form colleges in the country. As well as being the top performing institution in St Helens, Carmel is also the best performing college for A Levels in Merseyside and Cheshire and the best performing A Level provider in the country for AS Levels.
For school leavers interested in studying for BTEC qualifications we provide a number of BTEC Level 3 courses leading to the following qualifications BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (equivalent to 1 A Level), BTEC Diploma (equivalent to 2 A Levels), and BTEC Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A levels). In 2013, BTEC students achieved a 100% pass rate with 81% of grades at Distinction*, Distinction or Merit.
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