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High Achievers

High Achievers

We are keen to ensure that all of our students achieve to the best of their ability. This applies equally to those students who are amongst the most able.

To allow these students to achieve their potential, Carmel offers a structured programme of teaching, activities, events and support. This will give students the best possible preparation for the application processes for Oxford and Cambridge Universities, and for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine degrees. The programme also provides a framework of structured support for talented students in specialist areas such as Art, Music, P.E. and Performance and works closely with the relevant specialist H.E. institutions for those disciplines.

Who will benefit from the Programme?

  • Typically, those students who wish to study at Oxford or Cambridge, or who want to study Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine. These University courses are particularly demanding and successful applicants will be amongst the strongest academic all-rounders.
  • Students who have achieved a high number of Grade A or A* subjects at GCSE level. Your school may have identified you as a high achieving ‘all-rounder’, for example, you may have been part of a ‘Gifted and Talented’ group.
  • Those with a specific talent ie. Art, Music, P.E., Performance.

What activities will be offered within the Programme?

Oxbridge and H.E. Early Applicants Support
Interview Skills Workshops
Support and advice for High Achievers
Guidance and preparation for Aptitude and Admission tests
Critical Thinking
Free Membership of the National Academy of Gifted and Talented Youth (NAGTY)

There are numerous opportunities across college for students to enrich and extend their knowledge and understanding of their subjects. These have included:

Mooting Society
Student "Question Time"
UK Maths Challenge
Merseyside Young Analyst Competition
English Master Classes
A range of trips and visits
Talks by visiting speakers

What our students say....."
Being part of the High Achievers Programme at Carmel has helped me immensely. The support and advice I received from my tutors was amazing. The events that were organised to help with applications to Oxbridge were particularly beneficial. There's no doubt that being part of the programme built up my confidence, and was a great help with my application to Oxford University." (Sophie Flynn)

Click here to download the High Achievers brochure.