We are a Catholic college that welcomes students of all faiths (or none) and from all backgrounds. Students come to Carmel from over 40 different high schools from across St Helens and beyond including Warrington, Widnes, Liverpool, Knowsley and Wigan.
General Entry Requirements
De La Salle School, St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic High School, St Cuthbert’s Catholic Community College, Haydock Sports College, St Gregory’s Catholic High School, Cardinal Newman Catholic High School, St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School Ashton, St Peter’s Catholic High School, St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic Centre for Learning Whiston, Knowsley Park
A minimum of 2 grade Bs and 3 grade Cs from separate GCSEs
For students who have studied a Diploma: Higher Diploma grade B or HIgher Diploma grade C, plus 2 GCSEs at grade B (preferably in Maths and English for access to a wide range of subjects).
For example...Broughton Hall, Byrchall High School, Cansfield High Language College, Cowley International College, Christ the King, Christian Fellowship School, Great Sankey, Hope Academy, Huyton Arts & Sports, Kirkby Sports College, Rainford Technology College, Sts Peter & Paul, Sutton Academy, Tower College, Wade Deacon Schools Federation and all other schools.
A minimum of 4 grade Bs and 1 grade C from separate GCSEs
For students who have studied a Diploma: Diploma grade B
Course Specific Entry Requirements
For all schools
Access to individual courses will depend on meeting the specific entry requirements which are on the course leaflets available at Open Evening or from the downloads page. You will also be given the entry requirements at your guidance interview. We recommend that you have at least a grade B in the subjects that you choose.
If you are unsure of which subjects to study....Don't worry, that's quite usual. Take your time and seek advice; there's plenty of help if you need it. Speak to the careers staff at your school or ask for careers advice at one of our Open Evenings.
Personal circumstances, disability or interrupted schooling are taken into account as they may affect your examination performance. You will have an opportunity to give us details of any relevant circumstances at your interview.
In the event that either the college or a particular course is oversubscribed, you may be placed on a waiting list.
Applications received after the closing date are placed on a Waiting List and late applicants will need to contact the college after GCSE results day to see if there are any places available.