OUTSTANDING RESULTSExam Success
Carmel’s students consistently achieve excellent results in their examinations. 2013's A Level pass rate is an impressive 99.3% with 57.9% of the grades at A*-B and 81.7% at A*-C. In addition, the 2013 results confirmed Carmel as:
One of the top 10 Sixth Form Colleges in the country*
The best performing college in Merseyside and Cheshire*
The top institution in St Helens*
*The Telegraph % A* grades 16/08/13
The quality of teaching at Carmel has been judged to be in the top 10% of colleges nationally (ALPS: A Level Performance System). The results were officially rated “OUTSTANDING”. This means that our students far exceed their potential as predicted by their GCSE results.
“Achievements and standards are outstanding.” Ofsted
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OUTSTANDING SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS
“Guidance and support for learners are outstanding. The college places the needs and interests of the learner at the heart of everything it does. Learners’ self esteem and confidence are successfully developed through comprehensive, highly effective support services that foster good relationships, mutual respect and care for the individual.”
Ofsted Inspection Report, August 2007
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BEACON COLLEGE AND OUTSTANDING OFSTED REPORT
In April 2003, Carmel joined an elite set of further education and workbased learning providers when we were awarded ‘Beacon’ status for the second time. This was in recognition of our top class inspection results and outstanding performance in the Learning and Skills Council assessment. In July 2007, Ofsted Inspectors were impressed with the extremely high standards of teaching and learning and the comprehensive support for students. Their Report states “Carmel College is outstanding in all aspects of its provision.”
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HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS
Students are taught in an adult atmosphere of mutual respect, by our dedicated, experienced and highly qualified staff. Some staff have higher degrees, Masters and Doctorates and a number are examiners for the national examination boards. “Teaching and learning are outstanding.” Ofsted
WIDE CHOICE OF COURSES
There are currently over 50 subjects / courses on offer at Carmel. Students can choose from AS and A2 Levels, Applied A Levels, BTEC Level 3 courses, GCSE resits and Foundation Learning.
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FIRST CLASS FACILITIES
Over £23 Million of investment has transformed Carmel's campus into a truly inspiring place of learning. Click here for more information.
CARING, CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY
Carmel is a Catholic college where mutual respect and care for the individual lie at the heart of college life. We welcome students of all faiths and from all backgrounds. Click to read more about our Chaplaincy
EXCITING STUDENT LIFE!
Student life at Carmel isn’t just about gaining a qualification, it’s about getting involved, meeting new people and making new friends. Students can choose from over 50 enrichment activities including sports, music, drama and Young Enterprise. You can gain additional useful qualifications such as a First Aid Certificate or try something new like sign language or aromatherapy. You can also support your career choices by taking up a work placement or doing work in the community. Our Student Council also organises exciting events throughout the year as well as raising money for local and national charities.
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